• Robert Robert
    June 05, 2008
    I drink about two 5-6 oz glass a wine a day. Is the wine contributing to my inability to lose lbs
    Robert Robert
    June 05, 2008

    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.







  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    June 06, 2008
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    June 06, 2008

    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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