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drinking while dieting – does it work?

At the beginning of this year, I decided to consider following a more regimented diet, to not only lose a few pounds, but also preserve my health. The sad thing is that I decided to give up social drinking as part of that plan.

The upside is that  although I feel better, I  am often times tempted to order a drink when in a social setting. So, just to give me the motivation to fight the urges and stay focused, I decided to do some research about drinking while dieting.

From what I read, there is a clear message that I need to stay away from most alcohol, even if they are labeled as “low-calorie” or “skinny” drinks.  The true culprit to most drinks are the “carbs” which are often times overlooked. So,  even if I  (we) think we are consuming “diet friendly booze” that is not necessarily the case. For a more elaborate explanation, please click here and here.

In the meantime, drink a small glass of wine if you must or simply a tall glass of water with a slice of lemon, lime and orange and call it a day. Happy dieting 🙂

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