Q. Glen, Can I lose weight even if I drink alcohol?
A. When it comes to drinking alcohol, the answer is, “It depends!" Since alcohol contains "empty" calories and contains no important nutrients, always consider alcohol an extra in your meal plan -- as in extra calories. Protein and carbohydrates provide 4 calories per gram -- fat provides 9 calories per gram and alcohol 7 calories per gram.
There's a place for alcohol in a healthy diet. But when you're watching your calories and trying to balance the scale in your favor, it’s often better to refrain from drinking. When you're trying to be frugal with your calories, drinking can decrease your inhibitions and you may be tempted to eat more than you need.
Research has shown that small amounts of alcohol may be beneficial. If you’re used to enjoying a glass of wine with dinner, you should continue. One 5-ounce glass of wine contains approximately 100 calories. Here’s a suggestion: Take an evening walk with your husband or wife after dinner each evening. You’ll enhance your fitness, relax with your wife or husband and aid in digestion, too
Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical or before starting any diet or exercise program. Please consult your physician !My mission is to provide you with "Trusted Advice for a Healthier Life."
Yours in good health