Does Wine Help With Weight Loss?

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Posted: 03 Dec 2014, 20:31
My mom used to know a lady that SWORE by drinking red wine. She said that she used to be about 275lbs, she started drinking one glass of red wine a day and the weight just fell off.

I know everybody is different but has this been proven? Does RW (or wine in general) aid in weight loss?

I would like to try this for myself but my family is not big into wine, my neighbor brings us a bottle at Christmas and it is HORRIBLE, it tastes like a rancid cough syrup but he swears it's the best Rolling Eyes , I don't see myself going to wine tastings so is there something better out there you can recommend? Something sweeter maybe? Cool

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Posted: 03 Dec 2014, 20:41
if it did I would be a waif....I think if you drank a single glass of wine and dropped 500cals during the day the yes lol

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Posted: 03 Dec 2014, 20:51

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Posted: 03 Dec 2014, 20:53
Sorry dear Smile No wine if you want to lose some pounds Smile))

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Posted: 03 Dec 2014, 21:26
There's nothing wrong with a glass of wine, however most people will have a problem of stopping at one when you already have the bottle open and no one else wants any. All things in moderation. Keep you calories in check and have your grapes too Smile
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Posted: 03 Dec 2014, 23:06
I think it depends how far you are in your weight loss. If you still have a lot to go, I wouldn't play with wine. Who knows what's right, but I know everyone's body is different and will react differently to things that seem obviously good or bad for your weight loss journey. I wouldn't have messed with alcohol at all in the beginning when 100 pounds seemed like a ing road. I would now since I'm closer to my goal, although some people would argue that I should keep to the straight arrow. I have a drink or two here and there now, approximating like 1-2 drinks a month. Some self-reflections might help you in deciding, maybe?

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Posted: 03 Dec 2014, 23:13
Well, I think Red Wine would be the better option as opposed to beer or any cocktails. I have a glass of red wine every other night and still managed to lose quite a bit of weight. However, a glass of red wine is about 120 cals. If that fits within your RDI for the day, then why not? But if you don't like the taste, don't bother torturing yourself - it is not a weight loss concoction Smile
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Posted: 04 Dec 2014, 01:18
Laughing Yep if you drink too much wine it has the opposite effect, as long as it fits in with your RDI. Maybe its akin to slurping vinegar which helps digestion?!Shock

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Posted: 04 Dec 2014, 03:28
lol, such fun to think of wine as an aid in weight loss... Any alcohol will slow down your metabolism. Your liver will turn all forces into cleansing the alcohols that are put in to your body and stop metabolizing all others.

That being said, red wine does have some health benefits but if weight loss is your goal. then don't drink........anything!
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Posted: 04 Dec 2014, 09:52
I'm pretty much in agreement with what's already been said, I can't see how drinking wine would help lose weight unless it's taking the place of food. But as long as you account for the calories and adjust, in moderation it's ok.
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Posted: 04 Dec 2014, 10:17
Thanks for all the replies yall! I've never been a drinker, I'm 22 years old and I can count on one hand how many alcoholic beverages I've had in my life. And wine to me is just gross, but I know a lot of people swear by drinking one glass a day for it's health benefits so I wanted to throw the question out there to see if it was worth choking down a glass a day, I guess it's not lol.

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Posted: 04 Dec 2014, 12:39
SouthernGirl, It's an ongoing discussion with me & Keeper. I appreciated the question you posted just so I could share with him what others thoughts are on the topic. I jokingly tell him he's a Wine-O Laughing He *doesn't* find my joke funny Confused
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Posted: 04 Dec 2014, 13:33
You could sort of say that I lost weight by drinking red wine because before, I'd been drinking cocktails. It was just when out with friends, but it was often enough. I drink wine much slower than cocktails, and each glass has less calories, so overall, I was consuming less calories. However, if you don't drink a lot already, it won't help adding it. Not drinking any alcohol at all would have meant faster weight loss.

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Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 00:37
No.two glasses of red wine provide 250 calories, which is more than 10 percent of the daily intake of someone following a 2,000 calorie per day diet.

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Posted: 06 Jan 2015, 18:26
Interesting information on alcohol + fitness (one persons opinion, although he sites studies throughout)

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Posted: 06 Jan 2015, 20:27
wine has a lot of calories, so don't forget to count those towards your RDI

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Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 14:39
I don't know but, we've been drinking this Sugar-Free Moscow Mule lately and, yummmmm....

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Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 15:50
Well, how many carbs does it have? Are you losing weight while imbibing it? Do tell!

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Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 16:25
well.......the site says 1.5 net carbs. I haven't entered into FS yet (I don't remember how many pitchers the ginger syrup made)oops!
We made 6 pitchers,(still have some syrup left over) got pretty tipsy together, and still had a loss last week. Overall, very happy-weight still dropping, and tastes better than Michelob Ultra! Tastes close to Mojitos.

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