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Posted: 01 Feb 2012, 12:08
Since I've started my weight loss I haven't had any alcohol, but this weekend I would like to have a glass of red wine. I plan to keep it within my calories, but I am so scared to let myself have a glass. I am worried about gaining or maybe making my cravings kick back up! Any thoughts?

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Posted: 01 Feb 2012, 12:20
I have alchohol periodically and it's not a problem. Just include it in your calories and then pay attention to your weight loss for that week- if you stall, then it might be the culprit. One of the biggest concerns with alcohol is that it lowers your inhibitions and leads to thinks like 2 AM pizza runs. But with one glass, you should be fine. Oh, and watch your portion size- some of those red wine glasses are HUGE!
- Natalie

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Posted: 01 Feb 2012, 12:22
Depends on your plan and what it allows. I allow myself a glass (or even two) of wine and the occasional martini. I keep within my calorie range for the day and so far I've been ok. I wouldn't make a habit of it. Don't forget that these are 'empty calories' and have no nutritional value. Been dieting for about 9 months and have lost a total of 36 pounds (33 before I joined 'fatsecret'Wink. My goal is to lose slowly (1-2 pounds a week). So far, with or without the 'beverage', I've managed to maintain this goal.

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Posted: 01 Feb 2012, 12:25
There's no reason to be afraid of food. One glass of wine shouldn't hurt you at all.

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Posted: 01 Feb 2012, 14:43
Thank you! just adjusting how I'm eating and lower calories as well as not going to high with carbs. In the past I did atkins, and even when I was in the later phases when your allowed to have a glass occasionally I would have 1-2 glasses and stall for about 1-2 weeks. I guess not being use to actually doing this in a maintainable way I just am unsure about almost everything. I think I will have one as a treat this weekend with my hubby. He's been gone for almost a months so I know we will be in the celebration mood. LOL

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Posted: 01 Feb 2012, 17:27
I think having the occasional class of wine is ok. I usually have some over the weekend when I'm out with friends or my bf. I include it in my daily calorie allowance and eat less carbs through out the day. I go for a dry low cal white wine and often dilute it with soda water. Anyway I've heard the occasional glass of red wine can be good for you, so enjoy your time with your hubby and have fun Smile

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