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Alcohol and a Healthy Diet

Okay, so how much alcohol does the average person trying to be healthy actually drink? And can alcohol be a healthy part of any diet? I currently drink 2 glasses of wine a day, but realize that's probably a bit much so I'm trying to cut down my consumption to a total of 5 glases a week. Thoughts?

Thu. Jul 19, 9:30am

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Yea, that's too much. Even the progressive alcohol-lovers say 1 glass of whine a day is good for you, which equals 7, not 14.
I would actually recommend 1 every other day. Not only because of all the extra calories and sugars you are imbibing, but also because of the slow but steady damage you are doing to your liver.
I know its wine and its good for you, but a lot of things are good in moderation, over-indulging in just about anything leads to bad results.

Think about the reason why you drink. Is it social? Emotional? Do you like the taste? When you have reasoned through that, you can work on changing a behavior.

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 9:42 AM

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9:42 is correct, 1 glass of wine a day is the recommended limit for those who drink. I also drank a couple of glasses of wine a day, but I just couldn't lose weight doing that and after a couple of glasses of wine I wasn't as particular about what I ate either. My hardest challenge was giving that up, but I'm determined to limit wine to occasional social functions. And the weight is melting off me.

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 10:03 AM

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When I limited drinking anything to F, Sat, and Sun, I lost quite a bit of weight! Now having a glass of wine is like having a treat -- I think I enjoy it a whole lot better too!

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 10:06 AM

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Man or woman? Isn't it one glass a day for the ladies & limit of 2 for the gents?

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 11:03 AM

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Can I save all 7 servings for one day? (Totally kidding!!!)

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 11:03 AM

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