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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hello my name is Belkys, I'm from Miami, Florida born in Cuba.
I think that no matter what my friends say alcohol isn't good while you're trying to lose weight, I used to drink EVERY WEEKEND," and finally said: "no more alcohol" at least while I'm trying to lose the weight, I went from 165 to 236 lbs in two years and part of it was the alcohol!

Can't say I don’t miss the drinking, any suggestions?


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    I am a former alcoholic and have been off the booze for 15 years. That is not why I agree that you should not drink alcohol, but my reason is because alcohol, any and all of it is EMPTY CALORIES. Now, certainly a glass of red wine every now and then will not hurt, but if you have more than 1 4oz glass a day you are just drinking up the calories. Adding anything to liquor that is not calorie free is only adding calories to the already empty calories of alcohol. Beer, is probably the worst and remember, alcohol should always be followed with plenty of water because not only will it dehydrate you if drinking in the sun or if not drinking water, but then your body will RETAIN all the water you drink causing inflammation.
    3833 days ago
    Vodka and orange juice helped contribute to my 40 pounds of weight gain. It has been deleted from my diet. Every once in a while I now enjoy a glass of wine, but even when I drink wine, I add Sprite Zero (no calories) to it, so it's more of a spritzer. I think the drinking issue is just a social habit, so drinking the wine with Sprite still makes me feel like I'm drinking without the guilt, plus I always make sure I drink out of a wine glass (again...mental thing). Good luck - emoticon
    3833 days ago
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