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Find Balance: Watching Your Calorie Intake

By Elizabeth Colen

Elizabeth Colen

Now that the weather is great, it’s nice to sit outdoors, relax and enjoy a bottle of wine. How do we enjoy those glasses of wine and stay on track with our diet?   Here are a few things you can do so that you can enjoy those nice evenings with your friends while sipping wine.

  1. Count Calories – Find out the calories in the wine(s) you drink. I know it’s not sexy but it’s important to stay on track. Check the internet for the calories of your favorite wines. I would go with your top 5, make note of it and when you go out ask for that wine so there are no surprises.
  2. Drink in moderation – Two or more glasses of wine in one night is considered a heavy drinker for a woman. For men, it’s three or more glasses. Women who drink about four drinks or more at one event (at least once a month) tend to have larger waists than do moderate drinkers. Try not to hit your max drinking limit in one night. Have that glass of wine, sip on it, fellowship and enjoy your friends.
  3. Choose Red – Drink dark, dry red wine if you can. Studies have shown that there is a compound in red wine that can block the growth of fat cells. Red wine can increase your good cholesterol levels, improve digestion and metabolism. Go big red!

Now go have fun! Sit back with your friends, watch the sunset and enjoy those beautiful evenings.

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Confidence Coach on www.MsFitOne.com. Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit



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