We all love our wine, right? Here is an interesting tidbit...According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, those who perceived alcohol as heart healthy consumed 47% MORE alcohol on a regular basis than those who viewed alcohol as unhealthy. Moderate alcohol consumption can have heart health benefits, BUT ONLY when consumed in amounts that don't increase health risks, such as high blood pressure, weight gain and liver disease. The take away for all women: All public health services recommend no more than one alcoholic drink per day (which is...5 ounces of wine or 12 ounces of beer, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor) So, measure out 5 ounces...it isn't much is it? Just getting all of you to think a bit when you say " i enjoy a couple glasses of wine with dinner", really find out, just how many ounces are in YOUR 1 glass of wine? The answer may not be 5 ounces...and 5 x 3 glasses (which is very easy to drink in a couple hours!) that can equal over 600+ calories a day in just alcohol! Remember, alcohol is up there at 7 calories per gram....2nd only to Fat which is 9 calories per gram (as compared to protein and carbs, which are at 4 calories per gram) Now, i love to have a glass or two of wine when I go out to dinner, but I have noticed a trend with women stalling in their weight loss efforts lately, and when they tell me they love their wine....I ask "how much"? So, if you choose to imbibe...just remember, if you play, you gotta pay!!! What you think is a normal amount just may be the hidden culprit keeping your weight loss from happenning. Happy Columbus Day weekend! Cheers!
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