Go Ahead and Wine a Little

Reap the benefits of red wine and still lose weight.
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Even on a weight-loss program, a glass of occasional wine will not necessarily derail your metabolism or set you up for failure. But it sure will reduce the de-motivating stress of being ultra-strict on your eating plan.

Here’s a strategy for reducing the number of calories you imbibe if you do have that glass of vino, based on findings presented in a recent study by a team from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab. According to Brian Wansink, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Cornell and study co-author, “People who make it a basic policy of only pouring half a glass poured an average of 18 percent less” than they thought they had, whether it was red or white wine — which translates to fewer calories, nearly 10 per glass. This may not seem like much of a savings, but every calorie you avoid or reduce each day gets you to your goal faster. And with this trick, you won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself.

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