Via dailymail.co.uk-ANTONIA HOYLE
How wine can help you lose weight: It defies conventional wisdom but some women insist a nightly glass of red keeps them slim and experts now say they may be right
Linda Monk, 47, drinks wine nightly and has lost 6lb in the past three weeks
- Samantha Merrit, 40, credits wine with helping her lose a stone and a half
- Joanna Kingston, 51, has swapped chocolate for a small glass of wine
- Joanna says that she feels more in control now than she did before
‘The wine curbs my sugar cravings,’ she says.
‘My long-held desire to snack on sweets, biscuits and chocolate after my dinner has disappeared and the relaxing effect of the alcohol makes me feel that, despite cutting back, I’m not being hard done by.’
Controversial it may be, but Linda is far from the only one extolling the virtues of wine, albeit in strict moderation, as an aid to weight control, even if it does fly in the face of conventional thinking.
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In recent years, the British love affair with the bottle has been increasingly linked to the growing obesity epidemic, with experts such as Professor Fiona Sim, chair of the Royal Society for Public Health, insisting there is no reason why calories in alcohol should be treated any differently from those in food.
Indeed, the EU recently backed plans for the calorie content to be clearly stated on the labels of wine, beer and spirit bottles. But there is also a growing body of evidence which suggests that far from making us fat, drinking wine could actually be the key to staying slim.
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A 13-year Harvard University study of 20,000 women found that those who drank half a bottle of wine a day had a 70 per cent reduced risk of obesity compared to non-drinkers. And the U.S. government’s official alcohol body, the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism concluded that ‘when alcohol is substituted for carbohydrates, calorie for calorie, subjects tend to lose weight, indicating that they derive less energy from alcohol than from food’. Resd full article…
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