Could this One Drink Prevent You from Losing Weight?

Have you cut way back on your solid food intake at meal times and snack times, but you’re still not losing weight? I have a great idea for you. I’m Dr. Mary Clifton, and I’ve helped a lot of people lose weight very effectively and keep it off with plant based nutrition. I’m going to share some great tips with you today. I have a lot of patients that tell me that they just can’t lose weight, even though they’re not eating that much. But in some cases, these patients are probably drinking too much. It’s common.

Is it perfectly okay to have one or possibly two drinks at the end of a busy day? Tweet this!

I’m among you. It helps me relax, and I get to spend some nice, calm time with my family at the end of a long work day.

A couple of drinks is perfectly reasonable, but there are some folks that start to think that a couple of drinks can equal a whole bottle of wine. Sometimes this idea of getting together for cocktails is masking a more serious alcohol problem. Take a good look at your alcohol consumption.

Determine if your consumption is healthy and helping you to relax, or if it might be contributing to a more serious problem- even beyond a weight control issue. If you need help with excess alcohol use, of course, there are a whole bunch of places that you can go.

How is your alcohol contributing to your weight gain and other things? Tweet this!

There are great studies from all over the world that show that alcohol consumption promotes longevity. In the “blue zones” people drank and didn’t worry about consequences related to excess drinking. Of course, I’m sure there’s alcoholism in blue zones, too, but many people find alcohol an important part of relaxing and spending time with family and friends.

Don’t think that simply because you have a drink or two, you have a drinking problem, but be sure to consider your alcohol consumption. Add up those calories and check if drinking every other night, or drinking every third night, or reducing to one instead of two or three, is going to make a big difference in the amount of your total intake calories.

If you need help, reach out to me, or find a local place that could help you deal with excess alcohol use.

Thanks for joining me; have a wonderful day.

Dr. Mary Clifton

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