Hi Dr. K
We are told that one glass of red wine per day actually does us more good than harm?
This suits me very nicely as i enjoy a glass with my dinner!
What is your view on this, regarding weight control? I don’t tend to eat desserts so i have a sense of entitlement!
There is some evidence that red wine can be protective against heart disease, possibly because of the antioxidant effect.
But as you say, the positives outweighing the negatives is only true for 1 glass of wine
Here is my opinion re: red wine and weight loss.
If you already drink one glass of red wine with dinner, then go for it and enjoy!
Just be aware:
Alcohol is liquid calories. If your intake creeps up to more than one glass at dinner you will be consuming more calories and so over time will increase your weight.
If someone doesn’t drink red wine, I would strongly recommend against starting a wine habit. The risks of becoming dependent make it not worth it. And from a weight control point of view, introducing new calories will cause weight gain.
Dear Dr. K
I am 58 years old and I have been exercising 4 to 5 times a week (HIIT) since last May;
Besides I have a good diet, i.e. no sugary food or drinks, few carbohydrates, fruit, veggies and little meat, nevertheless I don’t see any physical change nor weight-wise, what can I be doing wrong?
Any time I get a question from someone who feels like they’re doing everything right and still not getting anywhere, my recommendation is to keep a food diary.
You’ve probably heard this recommendation before, but it’s really important. I won’t work with a client if they can’t keep a food diary.
I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to remember what I had for lunch yesterday. Similarly, when you’re recalling what you eat, it’s very easy to forget things.
The only way you can know for sure what and how much you’re eating is to keep an accurate food diary.
If you keep the food diary for several days (include both weekdays and weekends) and still can’t see where things are going wrong, then show it to someone else. Oftentimes, others can see what you can’t.
Knowing where you are going wrong is of course the first step to taking the right action to lose weight.
(Oh and by the way, the exercise you’re doing is good for you, but for women over 40 exercise is not enough to lose weight)