Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 03:56AM
I competely changed my diet at the beginning of the year due to diabetes and lost quite a bit of weight as a result (down a dress size!!) However my husband eats the same food as me and has put on weight. The difference is he drinks 1-2 glasses of red wine a night whereas I dont drink at all.
He is mystified and I state its the wine that is putting the weight on. Does anyone know if this is true or a web site that relates alcohol to weight gain.
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 04:28AM
Can't help with specifics, but it is a well known fact that alcohol is high in calories which would contribute to weight gain.sad smiley
Bev
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 04:37AM
I know someone who had considerable weight loss after giving up drinking . They did not change their diet other than cutting out alcohol. I think you tend to eat more when drinking too.
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 05:13AM
Oh no, looks like another indulgence will have to go...sad smiley
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 05:13AM
I think I read in this weeks Womans Day that a glass of alcohol per day leads to a 1kg weight gain per year I think, or an inability to lose 1kg. I can't remember the exact figures, but it was something like that.
But then I think if you cut out all of life's pleasures, life can be pretty dull. I still have a Gin with diet tonic everynight, and have been losing weight.
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 05:39AM
I'm like you Irene, Am losing weight but still enjoy the odd tipple or 3. I know the weeks that I have had more alcohol, my weight does increase but I think its something to do with the food intake with the alcohol also.
equation = good food + good wine = weight gain.

Just work harder at the gym and it comes off again. Life is to be enjoyed.

Helen CB
Raewyn G
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 06:42AM
Oh NO!!!!!sad smileysad smileysad smileysad smileysad smiley
I'm a broken woman!!!!!!!
And a thirsty one at that!!!!
I want to write in big letters the B word that the dog says!!!!!!
Boo Hoo!
Better have one more before I stop!!
Raewynsad smileysad smiley

Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 08:54AM
Sounds like a good way to lose weight, but no thanks, I would have to buy new clothes. We do enjoy our wine before a meal. We have to have some vices in this world good or bad
Lyn
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 09:23AM
Lets pretend that hubby is having a better lunch than you as you probably won't see what he is putting in his mouth if he is at work. Can't possibly be the wine then eh!!! Who am I trying to kid as I try to lose a bit & still have a wine at night occasionally
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 10:31AM
I have it on very good authority that taking your clothes on holiday makes them shrink.
Want to lose weight? stay at home. He He

Jennifer
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 12:15PM
Beer - black ale - 100ml - 44 calories
Beer - lager - 100ml - 39 calories
Bacardi - 28ml - 100 calories
Brandy/Gin/Rum - 28ml - 85 calories
Rum - 28ml - 85 calories
Tequila - 28ml - 95 calories
Vodka - 28ml - 70 calories
Whisky - 28ml - 75 calories
Wine - port - 114ml - 290 calories
Wine - red, dry - 114ml - 95 calories
Wine - Reisling - 114ml - 90 calories
Wine - Sauterne - 114ml - 115 calories
Wine - white, dry - 114ml - 90 calories
Sherry - medium - 114ml - 170 calories
Re: Wine and Diet
November 02, 2004 09:42PM
I am beginning to suspect that hubby is sneaking out for good lunches without me knowing or at least not confessing to me.
Raewyn G
Re: Wine and Diet
November 03, 2004 02:05AM
Noeleen, Men get very thirsty too!!!!!!!
Maybe that's the reason!!!! hehehehe
Raewyn
Re: Wine and Diet
November 04, 2004 10:56AM
I drink red wine every night and have a saying smiling smiley

two is good for the heart
three is bad for the liver


Regards
Sharon
Raewyn G
Re: Wine and Diet
November 04, 2004 11:00AM
And 4 or more and you're.....................................TIDDLY!!!!!!

Regards,
Raewyn:}
Re: Wine and Diet
November 04, 2004 11:06PM
Actually for me Raewyn... that's one, and I'm struggling to finish cooking dinner... have to make sure the dinner is almost ready before I start sipping....winking smiley
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