Alcohol!!

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  1. Zomumof2

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    Hi,

    As a wine lover, is anyone else finding that weight loss is slow if you drink alcohol?

    I am trying a week free from wine :wave_cry: as my weight loss has been quite slow averaging at a pound a week. I wondered whether alcohol was anything to do with it.

    I normally save about 40 syns a week to have one bottle of wine and 2 vodkas at the weekend. Although I stay within my syns I just wondered if it had an effect???:sigh:

    Thanks x
     
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    I don't drink all that often but when i do i find it has the opposite effect as everything i've eaten or eat afterwards just goes straight through!! (sorry TMI!! lol) But then i guess everyone is different.
    Sorry i couldn't be more helpful & good luck with the wine free week!
    (think i may need a bottle or two as its the Easter Holidays - my kids are already driving me insane!!)
     
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    1lb a week average isn't really that slow tbh. I often find that having a glass of wine helps get rid of any chocolate cravings, and a glass of wine is less syns than a dairy milk with less fat!
    I tend to lose more if i have a drink - within my syns of course. As long as you drink enough water & eat enough superfree it shouldn't make a huge difference.
     
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    Hi Zomumof2 - I like my alcohol too and whilst I have cut down a little bit, I have very little intention of giving up altogether (unless I'm really struggling to get to target). I've been doing SW for 7 weeks now and I usually use around 5-7 syns a day on food but on saturdays I have a blow out. I'll make a fake-away meal and that will be followed by several large vodkas. I do use a measure so I can calculate my syns and I keep count of the number of vodkas I have. On sunday mornings I get up and calculate what I actually had and then groan! lol. Its normally around 30 syns on vodka plus whatever food I had. Sounds a lot but that's the only day I do it and on any other day I barely use my syn allowance and so far its still working for me.

    Do you only drink wine? Cos I think spirits are less syns than wine so maybe you could stick to vodka and see if that makes a difference . . . . well I'd try that first before going teetotal for a week. lol.
     
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    I WI on a Thursday, I normally drink 3 or 4 pints of beer (10 syns each) on a Friday, and sometimes a whiskey or 2. I take off the amount of syns, and make sure I don't exceed my 'weekly limit' but I've found if I drink the day before WI I tend to STS or gain, even within my weekly limit!! so, for me now, I won't drink between Monday & Thursday WI
    HTH - Deb
     
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    I think like that too Debringer - my WI is Friday mornings so I indulge a little on saturday night then be very very good for the rest of the week.
     
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    I rarely drink anyway but in olden days i used to have wine and soda.. that helped my weight loss but everyone is different
     
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    I havent really drunk any alcohol since starting back on S W and my losses have been pretty slow to average! Suppose everyone is different, perhaps thats where I have been going wrong ha ha. (reaches for the rose) lol
     
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    It's also saving me a few quid too - we used to go out Weds & Fri night, and sometimes Sunday lunch.... now we generally miss out Weds. and only go out Sun occasionally - I buy OH a couple of beers when I shop, so if he fancies one on a Weds. I have some in.
     
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    I rarely use any syns Sun-Thurs but on a Fri and Sat I do have a few vodkas I have averaged 1.5lbs a week which I am happy with
     
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    How many syns would 1 vodka be with diet coke?
     
  13. Zomumof2

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    I wish I could do that but unfortunately my WI is on a Monday, straight after the weekend!! :(
    Typical lol
     
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    Hi, my name is Ali and I'm a wino!

    Unfortunately I think the lovely red stuff was a big contributing factor to my weight gain over the years :( I'm not talking much either ... just a couple of glasses wine 3-4 times a week :confused:

    When I started SW 12 weeks ago I thought I wouldn't be able to cut back on my beloved glass of red but slowly I have reduced my drinking habits to having alcohol only on a Thursday (after WI ;)) Friday & Saturday nights and I have started to substitute red wine with either a rose & lemonade or vodka & slimline. Instead of 2 large glasses of red which amount to a hefty 17 syns, 2 vodka & slimlines are only 5 syns :)

    I've also noticed as time goes by that the less red wine I have drunk that week the better my losses :confused:

    Could be just me though :eek:
     
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    Vodka is 4 syns I think and diet coke is free x
     
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    A 25ml measure of vodka is 2.5 syns.

    A 35ml measure of vodka is 4 syns.

    Pubs serve different measures though so beware :)
     
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    I use one of the little plastic tubs that you get your medication in when you're in hospital - it has a millilitre measure scale on it and it is just 25 ml for one full shot. You could also use the ones you get with cough medicine.

    Before I got my hands on that I used a baby bottle to measure out 25 ml then sorted through the dozens of shot glasses my son has accumilated and found one that is 25 mls.
     
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    4 syns ainr bad, but what happens when you have it at home and gt nothing to measure it out hehe.
     
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    Pub measures are usually 25ml but always ask :)
     
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    Wherever there's mention of wine there's me and Ali* (we'll be making a name for ourselves)

    As far as I go, most of the food I enjoy is free or hex (pasta, cheese, salads etc) I don't really eat chocolate and I'm so full most of the time that my old vice of crisps is rarely tempting - but alcohol is the one thing that we can't have a 'free' version of so whilst having all your syns on alcohol isn't particularly sensible I do use quite anlarge proportion of mine on a few glasses of wine.. I do find however that if I do drink alcohol I need to drink more other liquids same as when I eat salty food or else I retain water..
     
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    Is JD (Jack Daniels) 4 too, does anyone know?
     
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