Posted by: Kasandra | 2008/08/28

Alcohol (alternative?)

I can stick to a healthy eating plan but if i have a drink even one _ it feels that i lose control eat chocolate carbs esp during pms this cycle gets worse. I am desperate to lose weight. What should i do for we have a hectic social life? What do other readers do?

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Dear Kasandra
To prevent yourself from falling into the trap that opens up each time you drink alcohol, you will have to avoid it all together (this will immediately have a positive effect on your weight because each gram of alcohol contains 29 kJ!). When socialising you can drink cold drinks sweetened with non-nutritive sweeteners, soda water with a dash of mixer like lime juice or cola tonic or a twist of lemon and lots of ice or diluted fruit juices. Also make your fruit drinks last longer by alternating with a glass of water. You can't drink alcohol and lose weight because you then start binging on all kinds of high-energy foods like chocolate. You can eat ordinary carbs, without the added fat, because carbs contain 16 kJ per gram while fat contains 37 kJ per gram (quite a difference). So ordinary carbs are not the enemy!
Hang in there

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Posted by: j-j | 2008/09/02

I drink 3 - 4 glasses of wine every evening!
Can I lose weight? (weekends more!)

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