Diet books come and go but we wanted to share this one that we heard about today with you, our dear readers. Will this work for you? Well, as always, we recommend you first check with your health provider before trying anything new.
The new book is called The Wine Diet: How I lost 50 pounds while drinking two glasses of wine every night. It’s written by Jared Grant with the premise that it is possible to enjoy wine, sweets, and other previously forbidden foods and not just lose significant amounts of weight, but actually keep it off.
“The secret, of course, is that there is really no secret, other than avoiding the mistakes dieters typically make and focusing on building healthy new habits. Refreshingly, Grant, a commercial real estate broker with a wife, a young child, and two more on the way, does not bill himself as a weight-loss expert,” the publisher said in a release.
After analyzing his successes and failures he boiled it down to seven common dieting mistakes he kept making.
“Armed with the knowledge of what not to do, Grant came up with a series of new, healthier habits to implement gradually (this is where the wine comes in), along with a framework for success, It worked like a charm: He lost 50 pounds without giving up his beloved Cabernet Sauvignon or desserts, and he has kept it off by essentially training his mind and body to be thin again.”
Grant said a big problem is having a start and an end date:
“Most weight loss diets follow similar patterns: Do this for the next ten days and lose so many pounds, or eat this for the next two weeks and lose so many pounds,” Grant explained. “The problem with this approach is that these diets have an end date, which means they don’t help you stay thin. Once you complete the diet, you return to the way you were eating previously and eventually end up back in your fat pants.”
“In contrast, The Wine Diet gives readers the tools to cut calories without sacrificing their social lives, their dessert, their favorite beverages, or their dignity. And if wine isn’t your thing, take heart. The Wine Diet works equally well with beer, cocktails, game-day nachos, or home-baked brownies,” says Grant.