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Could Wine Be Stalling My Weight loss?

Commented on March 09, 2014
Created March 08, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Three years ago I began living Primal/Paleo, my starting weight was 288 pounds 6' tall, now I weigh 215, I've been on this weight for the past 8-9 months. I eat clean, lots of low-carb vegetables, chicken, pork, beef, seafood, eggs, small amounts of butter, coconut oil, olive oil, tallow and lard, small amounts of berries and honey. Drink 3-4 bottles of red wine per week. Exercise every other day, I do sandbag training and long hikes.

I hope there's somebody here that can help me get back losing weight, my weight goal is 180 pounds.

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56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on March 09, 2014
at 10:41 PM

Yes, we have a lot of people unclear on the concept. I could even add herbal infusions to the list of semi-paleo things. But wine, in those amounts? and it goes beyond cosmetic problems, such as a little extra fat. There are real liver issues, plus alcohol is the most potent carcinogen we ingest. How can one have a healthy gut if the liver is producing only one cup of bile a day?

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on March 09, 2014
at 10:21 PM

NO, I didn't edit the number of bottles per week

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on March 09, 2014
at 07:09 PM

@Alvaro Why the down vote? Wine, especially at 3 to 5 bottles per week, is hardly paleo.

Don't shoot the messenger, yeah he probably didn't strictly answer the question but still....

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on March 09, 2014
at 07:05 PM

Bingo! I was late to the thread & missed the 3-5 vs 3-4.... I was confused as to why you used five bottles!?

Five bottles per week is a lot! Even three bottles per week is probably at the upper limit....

"I went on high side for bottles, low side for calories. I'd say my calculation was spot on." Having that 5 bottles per week number plus I missed your "low calorie" choice.

I agree your numbers are spot on...my bad. He's pounding 3700 calories per week (mostly alcohol) and that's why he's still 215. :(

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on March 09, 2014
at 06:16 PM

regardless, the calories per serving and arithmetic is right. He edited his original post from 3-5 to 3-4.

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on March 09, 2014
at 05:03 PM

Hmmm.. I just surveyed the 25 bottles in my wine fridge, none had serving size listed. Perhaps it's a state by state requirement? Plus we all know how mfrs "cheat" on serving size to make it look like there are fewer calories when consuming the contents. But in any case here's a couple links. http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2013/11/wine-serves-how-much-do-you-get. I was thinking like a resatuarnature ... 5 pours per bottle, rather than a a heavy handed pour. Since the OP is drinking his weekly wine "by the bottle" perhaps 25 oz x 3 or 4 bottle is the way to figure it. Glass is variable

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on March 09, 2014
at 04:48 PM

OP's goal is fat loss, I'll stick with my recommendation for him....nix the wine.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on March 09, 2014
at 12:30 PM

Also, if the goal is health, no reason to nix the wine -- just go to 2-3 servings a week. If the goal is to be on jersey shore, GTL!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on March 09, 2014
at 12:26 PM

Looking at three different bottles of wine. All three say 6 servings and between 120 - 210 calories per serving that's between 720 and 1260 per bottle. I went on high side for bottles, low side for calories. I'd say my calculation was spot on.

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at 03:48 AM

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F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on March 09, 2014
at 03:44 AM

@Alvaro although @CDone's calc has a couple small mistakes, his answer is heading you in the right direction. If you're serious about losing weight ..nix the wine.

When your weight is where you want it, you could have 2 glasses per day MAX.

A serving of wine is 5 oz, a bottle is ~25oz, that's five servings. If you;re doing 3 bottles per week, that's a taste over two per day. Four bottles per week is a taste under 3 glasses per day.

checkout

http://graemethomasonline.com/beach-body-or-beer-belly-alcohol-and-your-physique/

for the whole story about alcohol's effect on metabolism

and

http://www.efficientdrinker.com/

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(3213)

on March 09, 2014
at 03:48 AM

Thank you

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 09, 2014
at 12:30 PM

Also, if the goal is health, no reason to nix the wine -- just go to 2-3 servings a week. If the goal is to be on jersey shore, GTL!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 09, 2014
at 12:26 PM

Looking at three different bottles of wine. All three say 6 servings and between 120 - 210 calories per serving that's between 720 and 1260 per bottle. I went on high side for bottles, low side for calories. I'd say my calculation was spot on.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on March 08, 2014
at 10:16 PM

5 bottles of wine ~6 servings per bottle = 30 servings if wine. Yes, that could stall weight loss for anyone. That's an extra 3700 calories per week and alcohol halts all other calorie burning.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on March 08, 2014
at 05:58 PM

Yes, alcohol will stall fat loss.

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on March 08, 2014
at 05:50 PM

No answer here????

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56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

(1822)

on March 08, 2014
at 11:01 PM

I don't think alcoholic beverages are consistent with paleo. Maybe kombucha, which is 0.5% alcohol.

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

(720)

on March 09, 2014
at 07:09 PM

@Alvaro Why the down vote? Wine, especially at 3 to 5 bottles per week, is hardly paleo.

Don't shoot the messenger, yeah he probably didn't strictly answer the question but still....

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