Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Fellow blogger Miss April from 30 Before 30 commented on my most recent post about having a drink at night instead of binge snacking. 

Miss April said...
I don't quite understand the trade for alcohol thing. Trade the desire for a binge with a brisk walk? :) Be well, be strong. Happy New Year!


  1. Trading one addictive substance for another isn't a smart choice. Neither is drinking your calories. Neither is drinking alcohol when you're trying to lose weight. (Alcohol, even just an ounce, dead stops your metabolism--your fat burning capabilities--for up to three days.) Read a book, write a blog, do crunches, do squats, do WALL squats (totally silent), do lunges, do pushups. Going from snacking to drinking at night isn't a matter of degree but kind.

  2. One of the reasons I have been able to maintain my 65 lb. weight loss is the reduction of alcohol in my diet. I do have cocktails on occasion but not regularly anymore.

  3. I am a night time binger as well. I understand completely, and if wine helps, then I say enjoy!

  4. We love our wii fit. Also we just got "Just Dance" for Christmas. If it were warmer, we would be outdoors though!

  5. I am a great believer in baby steps. Trading 1500 calories in an evening for 1200 is a success, even if those 1200 calories is a chocolate cake.. but I do agree with Casie about the alcohol and it's effect on your weight loss. You may be trading 800 calories for 400, but when you count the net effects of alcohol, you might not be much better off.

    Evenings have always been my worst time. I used to have snacks and ice cream etc in the house but I got rid of them all. When I get hungry in the evenings, I no longer have the choice to eat junk food because I don't have any. Apples, banana's, low fat yogurt are my choices other than cooking myself a meal.

    I spent a lot of my time in the evenings now reading, blogging etc. Like Casie said though, there are a lot of quiet exercisers you can do.

  6. Hey,
    new reader here, stumbled across this post....I just wanted to share what has worked for me in the evenings... (I also have young kids, 3 of them, who are in bed at 7).
    I huge plastic (so I can squish the sides and break up the ice)cup full of ice chips. Then add zero cal/fat cherry limeade (or any other zero cal drink). It makes basically a big slushy, takes me about an hour to eat all the ice chips. Give it a try, you might like it!


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