There is something so relaxing about a nice glass of wine at the end of a long day – to sip while cooking dinner. The problem with this approach is that it is so nice and relaxing, that one glass usually leads to two. At a range of about 100 to 150 calories per glass, you can easily derail your fitness goals before that first bite of dinner.
So…one of my fitness goals is to limit my wine consumption to just on the weekends – what I am calling “winey weekends.” Taking this small step could save me several hundred calories per week and get me one step closer to my goal.
No one has ever drunkenly craved a salad—and there’s a reason. A study conducted by Purdue University found that moderate consumption of alcohol enhances the taste of salt and fat…”
Dr. Edward Miller Wine & Health
So while wine itself is good for you, the extra calories ingested coupled with the enhanced cravings for salt and fat, make “winey weekends” a healthier choice for me. (I will just have to stop convincing myself that the weekend starts on Wednesday!) 🙂
Best of luck in your fitness journey!