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Avoiding Or Cutting Down Wine/alcohol Consumption

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I find that when I avoid wine, I lose weight. It's not rocket science. After a couple glasses of wine, I eat unhealthy foods or too much food. I usually have wine on weekends, but then I find that all my week long efforts and weight loss are squashed by my weekend antics. Not worth it.

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  • yes, yes yes. Wine doesn't have all that many calories, and the calories from alcohol are probably metabolized differently than other calories. I think the problem is that it makes us slow down, and snack more, and have less commitment to our diets. - by NURSE4HEROES
  • I absolutely agree! I grew up in California and wine is a major part of my family's culture. A glass to unwind after work, while cooking dinner. A glass with the meal. A glass after dinner.... it all adds up quickly. I didn't realize until I stopped drinking, just how much it affected my appetite. I now eat much less without the alcohol. Dont' get me wrong, I still love a great glass of red wine! But, I only drink on special occasions now. - by ANUSCHKA9
  • Hard to just have one, so I quit drinking wine and lost my weight. - by CHERYLANNLARSEN
  • SANNJI
    I so agree with you. When I drink (beer), it's a sure guarantee that I'll gain weight. The best thing is to not drink it all. I know one drink is not detrimental to weight loss/maintenance, but it's never just one, is it?!?! - by SANNJI

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