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Thursday, June 05, 2008 Robert, Community Member, asks

Q: I drink about two 5-6 oz glass a wine a day. Is the wine contributing to my inability to lose lbs

I am approx 6' tall weigh about 193lbs.  No matter what I do I cant seem to lose (desire) 10 lbs which  concentrated mostly in my belly.  Although not extremely overweight I still want to cut back 10 lbs.

 

I eat healthy and drink about two glasses of Merlot (red) wine a day.  Also eat "healthy popcorn" frequently.

 

Take BP medication and crestor.  Cholesterol really below 200 but since I had a stent put in about 6 months ago Dr.  wants me on crestor and Pravlix.

 

Help

 

Robert

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6/ 6/08 2:33pm

Hi Robert,

 

Alcohol provides 7 calories per gram and can lead to excess calories resulting in weight gain. One 4 oz glass of wine has around 100 calories.  If you reduced your wine intake to 1-4 oz glass a day, you would reduce your daily calorie in take by 200 calories.  This would lead to a gradual weight loss of 1 pound every 2-3 weeks.  Slow going, but would make a difference.  

 

Studies indicate that alcohol can stimulate your appetite, another pro for cutting back to 4 oz/day. 

 

You can learn more at 8 simple ways to lose weight and prevent obesity.

 

All the best,

 

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lower Cholesterol, Control Blood Pressure, Lose Weight

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