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Can we drink wine or not? Does it stop weight loss process?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 13, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Can we not drink wine? Dont really care about the health part of it as much as if it will stop the weight loss process by impairing optimal body function?

Also are "sugar alcohols" bad in terms of optimal body function? ANd therefor inhibit weight loss?

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:07 PM

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/002604957990163X

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on September 28, 2011
at 09:23 PM

Travis, this what you said is very interesting. Can you cite a reference?

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on May 14, 2011
at 09:25 AM

no it should not......plus one from me

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on May 14, 2011
at 04:23 AM

losing fat much more important than losing weight.

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on May 14, 2011
at 01:34 AM

If your goal is weight loss then liquid calories will most likely not help you WITH YOUR GOAL. Decide and really convince yourself of your goals, then use all the tools we have to accomplish them. If your goal is more "I wanna drink my wine with dinner" and less "I wanna lose XX lbs" then drink away. You have to kow your goal.

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on May 14, 2011
at 01:04 AM

I up voted this......

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on May 14, 2011
at 01:03 AM

If your serious.....avoid wine especially for weight loss. But I imbibe in high resveratrol wines for longevity

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on May 13, 2011
at 11:23 PM

Alcohol upregulates aromatase activity, which converts testosterone to estrogen. This would not be helpful in the least bit for a male attempting to lose fat.

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on May 14, 2011
at 01:04 AM

I up voted this......

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on May 14, 2011
at 04:23 AM

losing fat much more important than losing weight.

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on September 28, 2011
at 09:23 PM

Travis, this what you said is very interesting. Can you cite a reference?

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:07 PM

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/002604957990163X

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on May 13, 2011
at 10:23 PM

I think it will slow the weight process....I seem to recall reading years ago in the Atkins book about your body burning the alcohol off first. But with that said, I still drink my daily glass of wine, and my weight is coming off nicely. Perhaps it would come off faster if I didn't drink at all; maybe in the abdomen? Not sure, but I'm happy with my progress and the fact that I still enjoy my wine.

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on May 13, 2011
at 11:57 PM

At the end of the day, 1 or 2 glasses a week isn't going to make or break your progress. However, drinking in excess will definitely but a stop to weight loss as Travis mentioned.

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on May 13, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Probably should be taken with a grain of salt, but worth a read.

ScienceDaily: Resveratrol May Be Useful Tool for Reducing Body Fat

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110304091903.htm

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on May 14, 2011
at 09:25 AM

no it should not......plus one from me

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on May 14, 2011
at 10:00 AM

Well I do have a cheat day where I binge eat and wine is definitely on the list of things to have. Preferably a Yellow Tail Merlot. But I'd say avoid it since the info towards to lean twards it being bad for weight loss!

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on May 14, 2011
at 09:34 AM

I use red wine in cooking, do i still get the resveratrol benefits if i am not drinking wine as bewerage? I dont use alchohol now that i am on paleo.

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on May 14, 2011
at 03:50 AM

Whenever I was really pushing towards a goal with my weight loss I would drop alcohol completely. I would do it usually in 12 week stints of true strictness to my eating plan and exercise plan. It's not too bad when you know there is an end in sight.

The number one reason I couldn't drink booze though, is that once I have a drink or two I don't care so much what I eat. :)

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on May 13, 2011
at 10:11 PM

I allow myself an occasional glass or two on the weekends as a cheat, I generally dont cheat otherwise so it hasn't slowed my weight loss. I try to have it with a balanced meal and lots of fats and I'm planning for it anyways so I feel like I'm made allowances for it.

If you can treat yourself but dont over do it and you should be ok.

Before going primal I couldn't metabolize alcohol at all, now my body seems to be able to process it like 'normal' people do with no ill effects like before.

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