By Joey Dweck
When trying to lose weight, it is highly recommended that you
refrain from drinking alcohol. This reasoning is based both in
the fact that alcohol has a high concentration of unhealthy
sugars and empty calories as well as the knowledge that
generally drives you compromise your habits, which might make
you eat the wrong foods if they are available.
However, if you do wish to have a night cap, it is recommended
that you drink alcohol in moderation and opt for a low-sugar
red wine as opposed to a carbohydrate-dense beer.
Alcohol is generally consumed in social situations, such as at
a meal or party. Generally, when drinking one glass, an
additional glass or two are offered. Because you are in a
social situation, it can be difficult to refrain from
over-indulging, at least as far as the parameters of your diet
If you do have a weight loss partner and are in a situation
involving alcohol together, you two can share the
responsibility of helping each other avoid unwanted glasses.
Each additional alcoholic beverage boosts the number of
calories you consume per day as well as the amount of sugar
running through your blood stream.
Many people feel uncomfortable rejecting a drink in a social
situation. They do not want to be party poopers by reminding
friends of their diet or they do not want to seem to stiff in
front of others. If you find yourself in a situation where it
is tough to avoid consuming a beverage, then consider ordering
a diet coke on ice. A diet coke has no calories or fat grams,
but will come in a nice glass that will appear to be an
If you must consume wine, then opt for a deep red wine. Red
wines are wines that are generally lower in sugar than a white
wine or a beer. Red wines are made keeping the skin of the
grapes on, which also makes the wine more rich in minerals
the white wine counterpart, which is made from only the core
Also keep in minds that beverages such as beer have yeast, fat
and sugar. There is a reason that frequent beer drinkers
develop a beer belly – they consume vast amounts of beer but
not work it off right away.
Like fruit, it is also a good idea to consume wine when you
also eating a meal. The meal will help to regulate the spike
your blood sugar level so that your body is not shocked by the
addition of new alcohol calories or sugars.
Keep in mind that while alcohol consumption might not be
avoidable for you, the munchies and desire to consume high-fat
and high-grease foods needs to be controlled. If you do find
yourself in a situation where you have consumed too much wine,
it is important for you to avoid tacking on additional
from food. Moderation and education are the two keys to
effective weight loss when it comes to wine consumption and
hunger that follows.
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