An astonishing 55% of the population is considered overweight or obese
Drink water first thing in the morning.
Reduce your calories by 3,500 and you will lose 1 pound
That does not mean starve yourself. The goal is to maintain a healthy, balanced diet while reducing total caloric intake. If you’re trying to lose weight starving yourself is one of the worst things you can do. The key is, as we have said, slow and steady weight loss.
Alcohol may not be all bad
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, so it’s nearly twice as fattening as carbohydrates or protein.
In addition, alcohol can encourage the munchies. This leads to extra calorie intake which can cause weight gain. That said , a major US survey has found that dieters who give up alcohol lose no more weight than dieters who include moderate amounts of alcohol in their diet.
Calories in Sample Drinks
- 4 Fluid oz Wine 95 calories
- 1 Brandy/Whiskey 125 calories
- 12 Fluid oz Beer 145 calories
- Regular soft drink 80-100 calories
Weight loss depends on your overall calorie intake. Reduce your calories by 3500 and you will lose 1 pound. So since alcohol is fairly high in calories with little or no nutrition, you will certainly save calories by abstaining.