You’re back on the wine. Hey, wino bloat… But seriously, here’s how wine affects your weight, and the difference between how white and red wine affect your weight…
Why the wine bloat?
Just one prolonged drinking session after a period of abstinence can negatively impact the body – alcohol has been proven to block fat oxidation, speeding up the rate your body stores dietary fat as body fat.
What do you do?
Rethink your order. A large glass of white wine contains as many calories as an ice-cream (okay, whoa!!). Instead, order a vodka or gin with soda and add fresh lemon or lime for fewer calories and a vitamin-C hit.
Don’t ditch the workout after a boozy night. The very good reason? Research from Penn State University in the US shows alcohol decreases protein synthesis by 15 to 20 percent after 24 hours, but no sooner. “So go for a moderate run or gym workout the morning after and include some light weights. Nothing too strenuous or you could experience a sugar dip and feel faint,” personal trainer James Duigan recommends. “As long as you make an extra effort to stay well hydrated, then you’ll be fine.” Cheers to that!
Now let’s talk about how red wine affects your weight…
Researchers at Oregon State University in the US found that dark grapes in any form can actually boost your body’s fat-burning skills – due to its ellagic acid, an antioxidant compound that slows the growth of fat cells and boosts the rate at which your liver torches fat. Not a drinker? Eat these three alternatives:
Raspberries: Whether fresh or frozen, these berries have the highest ellagic acid content of any food.
Walnuts: These have more ellagic acid than any other nut.
Pomegranate: Contains ellagitannins, which your body then converts to fat-burning.
This article was originally published on www.womenshealthmag.com