By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
I am a very light wine drinker--I only have a glass every few days. But, I realized that the way I drink wine (even the tiny amount that I do) can really impact my weight loss goals.
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We've all heard that alcoholic drinks can add up, from a calorie standpoint. But, since I don't drink very much--just a single glass of wine a few nights a week--that's not a big concern to me. But something else is. You see, I've found that after I have a glass of wine, my willpower goes out the window and I'm more apt to eat bigger portions at dinner or get the munchies later on.
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I asked my nutritionist, Stephanie Middleberg, about this phenomenon, and she says it's absolutely real. She says that you're most likely to fall guilty to overeating and food cravings if you drink before dinner. The solution? Order your wine with dinner or, better yet, have an after-dinner drink.
Do you find that wine, and any other alcohol, also messes with your willpower or affects your hunger?
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