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Losing weight is hard. What’s even harder is losing weight if you enjoy a good drink. Alcohol is the number one source of “empty calories,” that phrase which implies even though it’s not real food, you will gain weight from consuming it. This is especially troublesome for a professional drinker. And when I say “professional,” I don’t mean that I am merely skilled at doing it and do it often, but that I do it for a living.

For years, I was in denial about how much my consumption of alcohol, even just for work, was contributing to what was becoming an increasing weight gain. This got even worse when I became more interested in cocktails, but still loyal to my first love, wine. What I didn’t realize is this is like having your cake, and then having more cake.

A few years ago, I finally decided to do something once and for all. I’d seen a couple of friends who share aspects of my lifestyle successfully shed some pounds while still able to stay social and enjoy the good life. I could do this. I’d done it before, but back then I also didn’t drink like I was starring in a Thin Man movie.

I’ve lost over thirty-five pounds and managed to keep most of it off. Granted, the process is slow and subject to fluctuation, but overall, thanks to some key information, it works.

The main thing is to triumph quality over quantity. Cutting down portion size, moving around more. Gee, who knew? But it’s not that simple when faced with so many delicious choices, is it? You have to ask yourself again and again, like an inner voice from an After School Special, “Is it worth it?”

Here is what I’ve discovered about the various species of alcoholic drinks, what sort of maximum density they can contribute to, and how to drink them anyway. And please remember to hydrate with a glass of water between each drink, even if you just have one or two, and before bed.

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Whats even harder is losing weight if you enjoy a good drink. Alcohol is the number one source of empty calories, that phrase which implies even though its not real food, you will gain weight from consuming it. This is especially troublesome for a professional drinker. Drinking and Weight Loss DrinkWire

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