May 8, 2011You try every diet known to man and woman and nothing works – I hate those magazines where the front pages screams “10 Top Weight loss Tips” you quickly flick to the article only to find it is the dame old boring non-specific diet tips that are yes obvious and logical but leave you thinking – “but what to I actually need to stop or start eating” – one of the easiest ways is to count calories or simply now the value of a luxury food or drink item and then cut back on that. Alcohol is very, very high in calories – many people have a glass of wine or a beer or 2 after work in the evening as a well-deserved treat. Drinking a glass of wine seems quicker and easier than eating a slab of chocolate cake but the damage to the waist line could be the same. A litre of low-alcohol beer is about the same as eating just under 2 slices of bread – a litre of low-carb beer is the same as eating about 4.5 slices of bread – a big calorie difference , a litre of lager is about the same as over 5 slices of bread. Drinking 2/3rds of a bottle of red wine is the same as nearly 7 slices of bread – white wine is the same as is spirits. Cutting down from 2 glasses to 1 glass of wine a night or only drinking every third day could do wonders for your waistline. A changes to alcohol consumption is an example of how you can manipulate your daily intake of food or drink without huge compromise.