Drink wine whilst losing weight.
Sounds too good to be true? Not at all.
It’s possible to drink alcohol whilst you’re on a diet – healthy, sustainable weight-loss is about everything in moderation rather than cutting anything out. Having said that though, it’s easier said than done . . . so diet-friendly wine is very welcome.
Weight Watchers have just introduced their own rosé to help people watching their weight when drinking alcohol. Their ‘refreshing rosé wine’ is nicely drinkable, and perked me up after a long cycle on a Summer’s day: served chilled it’s very pleasant, with raspberry and cherry flavours.
Most interestingly though, it’s only 75 calories per 125ml glass (the lowest I’ve seen before is 80 calories per glass for wine). To put this in context, a ‘typical’ 125ml glass of rosé contains around 0.13 g of protein & 3.13 g carbohydrates (which equates to approx. 3 Weight Watchers Pro Points): by comparison, the Weight Watchers rosé contains 0 g protein and 2.25 g carbohydrates (which equates to approx. 2 Pro Points). In plain English, a large glass of the WW rosé is roughly the same as a medium glass of a typical rosé.
If you’re particular about your wine or aren’t particularly watching what you eat and drink then you’ll probably wonder what all the fuss is about . . . but if you’re trying hard to lose weight & finding it a challenge, then low-fat alternatives like this can help to get the ball-rolling in the short term whilst you’re developing healthy eating habits.
Weight Watchers kindly gave me samples of their new low-fat options range to try because I’ve been saying nice things about them following sucessfully losing a couple of stones on their Pro Points programme. I thought the wine was the most interesting option that I’d not come across before so have blogged about it, as it’s something I’d have been genuinely interested in whilst I was on my diet.
Processed foods aren’t something I’d recommend as a long-term diet option, but to aid short-term weight loss they’re something I personally used: low-fat options are a way of reducing your calorie intake before you’re developed new, healthier eating habits. If you’ve struggled with your weight for a long time then some early, quick-wins can be really motivating.
Let me know if you’ve got your own alcohol tactics and either send me a link or post them on Twitter and Tweet @scottcolfer.