Holiday Foods That Actually Help You Lose Weight (Page 3)


2. Wine

A 2010 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that, over nearly 13 years, women who consumed light to moderate amounts of alcohol gained less weight and were less likely to become overweight. One theory: women may sip a glass of wine in place of a high-cal dessert.

But here’s the thing—having one glass of wine (120 calories) in place of a 400-calorie dessert will save you calories. Having several glasses of wine in addition to that dessert or two you couldn’t resist because you were a little tipsy, not so much.

And speaking of dessert…

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