Thursday, May 14, 2009


... that 100mls of red wine has only 2.6g of carbs and of those only .6 are sugars. (Thanks Wikipedia) But what about the 10g (I think) of alcohol? How nasty can that be, if your food is clean? I'm sure the antioxidants in the wine make it an acceptable option and if they dont then my case for having it is based on the Friday night rule*. Hanging out for my first treat this week and it'll be a glass of red with dinner tomorrow.

Arriving at mum and dad's tonight, the smell of pizza had me literally drooling. I'm so glad that I'd rung mum to tell her I would bring my own food because then I felt obliged to have it. Luckily it tasted great and I enjoyed it and no pizza passed my lips. Aaaah the power of the mind and having some determination to stick to the plan.

Cheers all


* If there is one time in the week that I'll have alcohol, its Friday night. WH and I share a bottle of wine (I wont be having 1/2 this time around) and have a really good talk. Its therapeutic, relaxing and its our "quality time". Its one of life's pleasures that I'm NOT prepared to give up.


Frankie said...

um...three words VODKA AND SODA
no carbs (he he)

Magda said...

Can I throw in some Bickfords Diet Lime too? Thats one of my fave drinks if I'm not having wine. Yummo!!


Frankie said...

YES! I add the lime as well :)

RaeC said...

Hi Magda, it's not just the calories of alcohol you need to worry about. In fact most of the damage done by alcohol is it's ability to reduce the amount of fat your body burns for energy. It can also increase your appetite and lower your testosterone levels for up to 24 hours after you finish drinking.

Studies have shown that for several hours after drinking, whole body lipid oxidation (a measure of how much fat your body is burning) drops by up to 73%.

Rather than getting stored as fat, alcohol is turned into acetate and this stop the fat loss because when acetate levels rise, your body simply burns more acetate, and less fat. In essence, acetate pushes fat to the back of the queue.

Hope this has given you some information to better make a decision over how much alcohol you consume as it's just not about the calorie count.

Love Rae xxx