White is the lowest calorie wine diet
The White Wine Diet should result in some pounds lost for you over the next 365 days. In my case it was over 62 pounds over about two years on the similar Red Wine Diet. My 800 + days are up and that is why I decided to make this effective diet plan into a book. It worked for me.
I hope to be updating my total again next April after my semi-annual doctor's appointment. No weight loss diet is guaranteed to work for you but it surely worked for me, and chances are it will work fine for you. It has less calories than the Red Wine Diet.
Please share the essence of this diet with your family physician to make sure the prescribed regimen will keep you healthy during your weight loss. Best wishes!
I did not even know that I was losing weight until my doctor's scale in the fall 2013, presented to me the facts. So, I went back through the prior months before my appointment to see what I had done differently. Whatever it was, I wanted to be able to keep it up.
I have told you this story a few times already on this site. The most descriptive essay is presented in the winediets.com classic article Wine Diets Basics. It shows on the web site and as a full chapter in the book version at Chapter 5. You may want to read this classic before you read the rest of this piece as it has the theory, the rationale, and the implementation directives for the wine diet of your choice -- Red, White, or Rose' / Blush. Though I do not intend to try it myself, if you cannot drink red wine, you may want to read the Red / Black Grape Juice Diet. It is the lowest calorie diet and the food quantities are the same as all the others.
Thank you for choosing the White Wine Diet though the Red Wine Diet is certainly the healthiest diet of them all. The White Wine diet has less calories and so theoretically the five calories saved per 4 oz. glass may help you knock of another pound or so.
For you to achieve the benefits of any of the wine diets, you should stick to your favorite wine because, other than sweet wines, described below, they all work well for weight loss. If you do not like the wine you picked, chances are you will not do well on the diet.
The sugar content of the Red Wine Diet is about 2.5 calories more than the Rose' / Blush Wine Diet and 5 calories more than the White Wine Diet.
Even though you have picked the White Wine Diet, please indulge me for a bit as I provide some edification on another wine topic. The "Blush" aka Rose' wine is a combination of red and white with fewer calories than red and more than white. Measured at the same sugar level, typically, four ounces of white wine has about five calories less than red wine.
Red wine drinkers never have to worry about a mix of wines as do Blush Rose' drinkers. All things being equal, Blush is in the middle calorie–wise. Red / Black grape juice with similar grapes would be less due to no alcohol.
Regarding mixing wines to make Rose' and other varieties, traditional wine producers, would go nuts. They would declare a sacrilege if wines of different colors were simply thrown together in a barrel rather than following the "nobler" tradition of macerating red grapes for a few hours and bleeding off the blush/rose-tinted liquid.
But, then again, I am not suggesting mixing or drinking. This point is to show how I arrived at the calorie differences of the Blush compared to white and red wine. Of course adding sugar to Blush/Rose' or any wine also increases the calories accordingly. Red wine has more body and so it costs us a few calories more. For its health component, for my money, Red is worth it. If you don’t like Red wine, by all means pick the wine or juice that you like or your diet will not work.
Any of the three wine diets and even the Red/Black Grape Juice Diet can help you lose weight at just about the same proportions as the wine diets. Again, juice diets with similar grapes have no alcohol and therefore contain 75% of the calories than in wine. Though lower in carbs, juices do contain about 400% more carbohydrates than wine. The carbohydrates are used up in the alcohol-producing fermentation process.
No other wine or juice diet affects your cholesterol count as positively as the Red / Black Diets whether wine or juice. Since this site is about dieting and losing weight, as the German's say: Machs Nichts! Enjoy your California white wines such as Liebfraumilch or dry Gewurz Traminer, and lose as much weight as happens to come off.
The good news my dear wine dieters is that you can drink your favorite wine or grape juice on this diet and still be a candidate to lose weight with a huge smile on your face. Though you may choose white, you do not have to drink the lower calorie white wine to lose weight. Red wine is just 5 calories more than white and just 2.5 calories more than a 4 oz. glass of Rose' / Blush. All wines can be very effective in losing weight. The dryer the wine within a category of red, white or blush, the fewer the calories from the wine itself.
Sometimes you cannot diet so eat
The quick snapshot of the diet is that you should follow the pages of this web site or the book with the agreement of your primary physician of course. You are permitted to break this diet many times over the course of the 365 day test drive. The worst that will happen is that instead of say, a loss of 15 to twenty pounds, you may lose only ten to fifteen pounds.
When you crave, to assure that you will stay mostly true to your personal diet, I suggest that you take that brief binge rather than say no. Then when it is out of your system, come back after a few days. Hopefully the binge will make you more satisfied and you will be ready to continue. Do what you must to continue on the diet but, remember, no diet works if you leave it forever r you do not like what you are eating or drinking.
If you make a fasting diet out of this (other than the wine component, which is a diet requirement), then you probably should take some vitamins or supplements as your doctor may recommend to support you with the challenges of your modified wine diet.
To assure that you can maintain your health, especially if you have any concerns whatsoever, take this diet and your dinner plans based on this diet to your physician and get your personal diet approved for your use. That should be easy. Since WineDiets.Com cannot be responsible for your health whether you are on our diet or not, we recommend strongly that you consult your physician. It is her job to keep you healthy. It is our job to help you lose weight.
Most adults know they cannot just eat meats or just eat starches or just drink wine or just eat vegetables so you do not need me to tell you that. Our three main diets (Red, White, and Rose'/Blush) are very similar and all depend on an understanding of the Wine Diets Basics as presented in an article on this site and as Chapter 5 in the book.
In essence, the White Wine Diet asks you to eat just two meals a day and not to eat anything in-between mails other than vegetables and fruits -- in almost limitless quantities depending on the type of vegetable or fruit. It asks you to drink lots of water and instead of a third meal, it demands a half bottle of White or perhaps less or more at the happy hour part of each day -- 365 days a year. For me, I begin my wine consumption at 6:00 PM.
With the White Wine Diet, the wine should be mostly dry if possible but again, make sure you like the wine. Dry wine has less calories than medium sugar or sweet wine.
Caveats Regarding Sweet Wine and Dieting with Sweets in General
Manischewitz or Moden David or Kedem sweet wines, or Niagara types, Moscato, Sweet French Columbard, Port, and other sweet whites / yellows are all sold in the PA State Stores and liquor / wine stores across the Country and the world. They are not hard to find.
These are not recommended for wine dieters using the same rate of consumption as the three favorite wines. Other sweet wines called dessert wines are in the same boat. These do not qualify for the full impact of the White Wine Diet but you can make adjustments to the quantity to compensate for the substantially higher calories in the sweet varieties.
Semi-sweet red wines are not as bad as sweet but again, it is up to you to compensate. I thought you would like to see this nice picture of the Kedem Winery shown below. Kedem is known for its rich grape juice and its sweet wines. I have a soft spot for Kedem.
Their tasting venue shown below is quite elegant and they have both dry and sweet wines that are really fine. Just watch the calories in some of their sweet varieties as all sweet wines to make sure you do not over-consume on calories.
Kedem dry wines are also very, very nice.
In other words, if you check out the calorie content of any sweet or semi-sweet wines and you adjust your intake so that you are within the calorie range of the dry reds, your diet can be just as effective. Depending on your metabolism, you may even be able to get away with a good portion of the full bottle quotient for dry wines.
Make sure, of course, that you are not overly passionate about drinking lots of sweet wine or I regret to say, you run the risk of actually gaining weight. Weigh yourself at the beginning of your diet on a reliable and consistent scale, use that for every weigh in you may plan. Write your weight down every two weeks. After about two weeks to two months on a sweet wine regimen weigh yourself to be sure that the diet is working for you.
My recommendation would be that if possible, get rid of sweet candies and cakes almost completely in your wine diet. Sweets always add empty calories -- of course those Gertrude Hawk Chocolates we talk about at the end of this piece are an exception -- Don't we wish? Even though no sweet is an exception, the impact of the Gertrude Hawk Smidgeons has been accounted for already in the three major wine diets and the grape juice diet.
Sweet eats and drinks must be managed
Back as a child, my parents let me take my coffee as if it were a coffee milkshake. It was made with half milk and at least three heaping T-spoons of sugar to give it an OK taste for child consumption. So, I ask those thinking of sweet wines to consider that under these circumstances I did gain weight as a child and young teen.
When I got older and into my college years, I eventually lessened the impact of coffee calories by putting just a thimble full of milk in my coffee and I reduced the amount of sugar from three to 1/4 teaspoons. Finally I was able to completely eliminate sugar from my coffee.
Yet, I still gained weight but it was not because of the coffee. In my case in my early twenties, I discovered a new favorite liquid. I can rightfully blame excessive beer drinking for my weight gain. Watch beer consumption as it can ruin the full impact of the wine diets. When I stopped drinking beer excessively more than twenty years ago, I kept gaining weight but not so rapidly.
I had not been paying attention. When the mirror stopped lying to me, I would always do something. But, until the wine diet, I could never lose more than 20 or so pounds at a time…and it came back quickly and then some.
Things happen to us over our lives. Our metabolism begins to decrease while our unwillingness to eliminate things from our diet increases. Unfortunately, in my case, I gained weight for most of my life in small increments but I did not gain as much as I would have if I had given in to all urges. That's just how it was for me. That's how I woke up one day at 343 pounds, and the mirror had stopped lying.
How I lost 62 pounds on the Wine Diet
Sometime in the summer of 2013, I don't even know exactly when or why, but with little thought, I began to eat consciously and differently. I was hoping to gain no more weight. I did not think I could lose any weight but staying the same sounded pretty good at the time. I dreaded hitting 400 pounds which would have put me in the lost-cause category.
I was beginning to feel huge and I thought that I could do nothing about it other than stop drinking beer and wine and starving forever. I really did not think anything that I could do would help me lose weight for the long haul. Though I am an upbeat guy, I did feel a bit doomed by my plight.
Finally, without really tuning in to what was happening. I began to lose weight. I did not realize it because it was coming off so slowly. I could not tell that I was losing weight and I was blinded to the fact since I am such a poor dieter and I was not really trying to lose weight.
It was not until my early October 2013 doctor's appointment that I found that I had been losing real weight. I was surprised that I had lost 9 pounds. My belt holes were the same and I had not added any new holes but my pants were just a bit looser.
I went back and charted what I had been doing. I kept doing it looking for continual results. In spring 2014, at the doctor's office again, I found that I had lost another 6 pounds. I had gotten through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and the Dago Red wine season and had still lost six pounds. And the diet had become second nature to me. It was not burdensome. I had not named my routine or thought about a formal diet at the time. It was all ad-hoc.
In October 2014, I checked in at the doctor's office for the next semi-annual appointment. This time, I had a fourteen pound loss. I was living naturally by the diet now and I had added a walking regimen but not an awful lot of walking in the 2014 summer months. However, I was starting to believe that I had something that worked for me and could work for others. Around this time, I built the WineDiets.Com web site and began to tell the story in articles such as this on the web site.
In April 2015 at the semi-annual Doctor's visit, I was looking for a really big loss. I had three losses in a row and was ready to be uplifted. Unfortunately, on this semi-annual visit, I learned that even my new wine diet is not magical. I lost zero pounds. I was upset for a while but upon reflection, I definitely do know why.
In prior years, I would have gained ten pounds or more with my Dago Red wine consumption. Please see Chapter 11 or the web article titled "Dago Red: World's Best Wine." Then, you too will know why I lost no pounds in my April 2015 doctors' office weigh-in.
Once the Dago Red was long gone, I could feel myself losing weight again. I found some older (smaller sized) jeans that once fit and now fit again and I added a few holes to my belts. During the Dago Red off-season, I switched to Pennsylvania-grown Chambourcin red wine from Benigna Creek Winery in Klingerstown, PA. It is great.
To keep wine consumption expenses down, when I am not looking for the best red, such as Chambourcin, I use some of the California Box wines or Carlo Rossi gallon jugs of Cabernet. The calorie and alcohol count, fullness and body are minimal in the store jug wines, but then again, it is about 40% of the price of Dago Red and Chambourcin. Moreover, its overall impact helped me lose weight. Even though it is not really that bad, cheaper bulk wines simply do not make me want to drink as much as I would with Dago Red or Chambourcin.
This fall in early October 2015 at the Doctor's office, I was thrilled. I lost a staggering 22 pounds. So, altogether, adding the 9 lbs. to the 6lbs. to the 14lbs. to the 0 lbs. to the 22 pounds, I had lost a total of 51 pounds. I hope I never find them again and I hope I stay healthy. Wealthy and wise would also be nice, but I would be very happy with simply healthy.
That's not the end of the loss. By the time I finished this book in December 2015, I weighed myself again. I did not have the doctor's scale available but I have a pretty good scale and it is now in pretty good synch with the doctor's scale. I lost another 11 pounds.
So, now as I prepare the book version for distribution, my weight bogey is 281.6 pounds. I am definitely a 281.6 pound weakling and proud of it. That my dear WineDiet.Com friends, is down from 243. That is 62 pounds. This great weight loss over 2+ years was the motivation for me to take the WineDiets.Com web site and create a book from it while updating my personal weight-loss experience on the web site. Thank you all for sharing in my joy.
The Diet Part of the White Wine Diet
Now that we got through all the when's, where's, and why's, let's discuss the what's and how's. As we are about to reveal the secrets of the infamous White Wine Diet, be advised again that you should be able to use white or red or blush / rose' wines and have the same fine results.
There are separate articles about each of these wine diets on the web site and in the book. Each wine diet chapter (white, red, grape juice, blush / rose') is like this one on white wine. They are all complete so you need only read about the diet that you choose. Skip the other chapters if they do not apply.
They are self-contained essays. They are not identical but they contain all of the facts that apply to specific diets and all of the facts that pertain to all diets. If you read every diet, you may get bored but if your read just the diet chapter that you choose to engage, it will be very convenient for you.
As discussed previously, there is a chapter / web site article that describes the generic attributes of all the wine diets as well as the grape juice diet. It is called "Wine Diet Basics." It is Chapter 5. So that you do not have to go back to this article for a perspective, I borrowed some of its text, touched it up a bit, and put it in each wine diet chapter / article.
For example, in this particular chapter / article, I tuned the text to be more appropriate for the White Wine Diet.
When thinking of your meal contents with the White Wine Diet it helps to consider the few rules in the Wine Diet Basics to help make sure that your diet is successful. One key item is noted immediately below:
Behaving Between Meals
Remember that during between-meal-time, you can have fresh fruits and / or vegetables, but as a rule do not have another full meal. When you have raw vegetables, eat as many as you want with the smallest amount of dip. Some raw hard raw vegetables burn up more calories than they add.
Remember that I went through several months of my first summer without even watching my weight, while on the Red Wine Diet. I lost weight anyway. The diet guides you on a path to weight loss.
Here are the basic notions of your daily diet. The key elements of the Wine Diet on a daily basis are as follows:
- Wine Diet Breakfast / Lunch (Brunch) Time 12:00 Noon or so
- Wine Diet Wine Time 6:00 PM or so
- Wine Diet Dinner Time 8:00 PM or so
- Final Treat of the Day -- After Dinner before bed some time!
- Relax and watch some TV
- Time for sleep
For very early risers, you might find it more comfortable to have your brunch at some other time between ten o'clock and noon, and you might want to begin your wine time and dinner time earlier. It's up to you as long as it works.
It is not how I did it, however. I do not recommend it as I do not have result statistics yet to see if it works. I can't see why it would not work, however, for certain people.
Wine Diet Breakfast / Lunch (Brunch) Time 12:00 Noon or so
For the breakfast / lunch combination (Brunch) always have a drink such as coffee or tea. It will help fill you up and satisfy your cravings. Try not to put a lot of cream or sugar in either. Water or a light sugar drink can also be used. Orange juice or a fruit juice mixed with half water or even a higher percentage of water would also help reduce your calorie intake if you do not like tea or coffee.
Drink: coffee, tea, fruit drink, skim milk. Make sure sugar is light. Splurge seldom.
Breakfast / Lunch Staples – Eat just one meal: Choose one:
- Two eggs, lightly buttered toast, sausage patty or ham, corned beef hash, or a few pieces of well drained bacon.
- Hamburg, Tuna, ham, roast beef or turkey sandwich or a chef salad easy on heavy dressings... your choice.
- Occasionally, substitute some French Toast or two pancakes
- Occasionally, add a donut or a muffin and of course some jelly for your toast. A small desert for the lunch part of brunch is appropriate.
- Eat as much fruit or vegetables as you want with small amounts of toppings or dips that are not huge in the calorie department.
- Rarely… but whenever you need it, have a piece of pound cake or banana cake or something really good.
- Two times a week have some home fries if you like.
- Yes, it is OK to have sausage, bacon or ham or a combo as long as you do not go overboard. But, remember this is not the Atkins diet so watch your total meat consumption. All parts of Brunch should add up to one meal.
- Now, since this meal occurs at noon, we can consider ourselves as having had Brunch. As long as it fits on a reasonably small to medium sized plate.
Wine Diet Wine Time 6:00 PM or so
Get yourself a nice dry White Wine as discussed above and keep getting glasses of them until about 8 PM. When you don't have a need to go get one more of these fine beverage' wait a bit of time. When you need your next wine, go get it.
Wine Diet Dinner Time 8:00 PM or so
Take a look at your dinner plate. If it is a big plate when empty, consider using a smaller plate that is also empty to begin your dinner hour. Then, fill it up with whatever it is you choose to eat from the type of selections outlined below.
Health.com sees significant weight loss potential to the notion of the small plate. They write:
"You can drop 18 pounds this year just by changing plates, according to the Small Plate Movement. Start with a plate that's between 9 and 10 inches in diameter, closer to the size of your grandmother's china."
How much meat or fish?
It is best to limit meat / fish quantities to about 4 ounces but please note that I did not do this and I still lost weight. When all is said and done, it will help you to use the small plate and have just one piece of meat / fish on this small/medium plate.
Your dinner meals should consist of some protein (meat, fish, fowl), some vegetables (salad, peas, green beans, etc.), some starch (beans, potatoes, pasta) etc. Fix up any kind of meat or your type of protein if you are a vegetarian.
Make sure there is some space on your plate before you begin to eat your dinner. Yes, you can eat more but after one nice plate try not to stuff yourself unless you can't stand it. A helpful way to become full is to have a glass or two of water before dining and another one or two right before leaving the table. Once you eat—no more wine for the day.
Hopefully, you will be able to get by most days without "not being able to stand it." It may help to remember that the recommended Gertrude Hawk's Dark Chocolate Smidgeon is very satisfying at the end of the day before bed.
You may find that just paying attention to your weight helps pave the way for weight loss just as announcing a quality initiative makes factory workers more conscious of quality.
Admittedly it can be frustrating. The objective here is to not pay attention every day and just lose weight by following the directions. Eventually it will become natural and the short diet breaks you choose to take will not really hurt your progress.
About Meats, Fish, Fowl and Other Dinner Items!
When 8 o'clock PM comes or you are really ready to eat after finishing your day's wine, go ahead and eat your dinner slowly, and enjoy it. Do not speed eat and do not chinch on what you eat. Depending on the time, you may even wish to have another wine rather than eat right away. That too is OK!
When ready to eat; go ahead. It helps to have a lot of parts to your dinner meal as you fill up along the way. Have a light soup and a salad with lots of stuff such as other vegetables and some fruits and nuts. Almost never use an especially fattening dressing. We never say "never."
In other words, look at the calories of the dressing and most of the time, pick something like a balsamic vinegar or a light dressing but every now and then let loose and have Blue Cheese or Ranch. If you need a diet break take it. Don't get frustrated and always plan to come back after your break.
Sometimes I too will put some blue cheese dressing (heavy hitter) on half of my salad and balsamic vinegar on the other half. It helps on the psychology side. Have a nice slice of bread or two. You should not be hungry after eating your two main meals of the day or your diet probably will not work.
When I am not craving to have ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing or any other creamy variety, I may choose to pile salsa or a relish like chili sauce on top of a green salad. I like to assure that half of the salad is baby spinach leaves because they have lots more nutrition than plain greens. Mmmmm!!! Spinach of course is not a meat no matter how good it is. The salad should be in its own bowl, not on your dinner plate.
Check out your own protein intake to make sure you do not hurt your health on your particular Wine Diet. Use your physician as a consultant. We do not claim to be doctors. We do not know the medical facts as a doctor does. A doctor may tell you to do something other than that prescribed by this plan. Listen to the doctor in all cases; not the plan.
But, if like me, you have had a difficult time losing weight, this wine diet should be good for you if you give it a chance over a long time. It would help if you wrote down your meal contents and the time of day when you ate and share this information with your physician so she knows you are maintaining healthy consumption habits.
For protein, eat whatever you like as your main course for supper (dinner) after you have had your wine for two hours or so and you have enjoyed your salad and soup. Put your meat and vegetables (green beans, peas, carrots) and pasta (potatoes, beans, light pasta salad) on the same plate unless you are having some spaghetti or a similar pasta. Spaghetti or pasta would be better on its own smaller plate.
Enjoy dinner; don’t make it a bore; and enjoy the night. Along with a nice dinner a few pieces of bread at dinner with some but not much butter always helps it all seem better. You may also have a small to medium sized dessert and some more coffee or tea to top off the meal.
When you have finished eating whatever food that you feel is good for you at dinner time, check to see if you are satisfied. You should at least not feel hungry. When you feel OK, after about an hour of TV or sitting out in nice weather, whatever you need—no limit—go to bed and enjoy your night's sleep. If you feel heavy before retiring for the evening, please consider an Alka-Seltzer. They sure help my wife Pat and I when we overeat or eat too close to bed time.
Retirees have different schedules than working folk.
Retirees often stay up later than when they are fully engaged in the workplace. My beautiful wife Pat and I like to watch a few programs on our way to sleep. Then, at 11:30 PM from Monday to Friday; we almost always watch Perry Mason together. Often we get through the whole show before we fall asleep.
Pat is luckier than I. She is still slim; so she does not need a regimen such as the WineDiets.Com formula that you are studying and which helped me lose 62 pounds. Despite no obligation on her part, she often chooses to have a wine or two at 6:00 PM to keep her husband company… especially on the weekends. She likes white wine and champagne, both of which have special health benefits.
Regardless, the eating on this diet is always without regret. When you go to something special such as a wedding, or a birthday party or a happy hour once or twice a week, enjoy yourself again without regret. Don't skimp, but do not create a fictitious event just so you can legitimately break your wine diet.
As a rule stay on the diet but on special occasions, enjoy yourself. It will give you more incentive to stick with your chosen White Wine Diet.
I try not to overeat at dinner but I do want to be filled so that later on I am not looking for more. I have learned over the years what overeating feels like when trying to go to sleep… You know too! Overeating makes it tough to go to sleep. In my case, I make sure that I am filled enough to push away from the table. Also, I always have my handy dandy Alka Seltzers available in case I miscalculate my consumption. We buy the huge Alka Seltzer box from Sam's Club because it is sometimes tough when we run out.
I list a dessert below as a pre sleep treat; but I do not recommend a dessert with dinner. However, if you must have dessert, go ahead and see how it works out for you. Think about keeping it small. My wife likes a small dip of ice cream or sherbet after dinner. Sometimes I join her.
Final Treat of the Day!
Once you have completed your "diet" day and you are getting ready to go off into the sleepy sunset, according to how I practice the wine diet-- the one in which I have lost 62 pounds so far, you are encouraged to enjoy two dark chocolate Smidgens from Gertrude Hawk Chocolates.
Dark chocolate in moderation has its own set of health benefits. Pop a Smidgeon in, and enjoy it for a while. Then pop in the other. This should be at the end of the night before you go to bed.
You may do this either before or after you watch some good TV such as ME TV! If you fall asleep before having the candy, that is OK. Don’t make it up the next day. If you find a chocolate stain on your pillow, you'll know you fell asleep before you finished your Smidgeons. If you find a huge chocolate stain in your hand when you wake up, you probably do not need the chocolates. Good night Sweet Pea!
Check out Smidgens of all kinds in this small sample picture of small little "Clauses." courtesy of Gertrude Hawk Candies in Northeastern PA.
Gertrude Hawk Smidgeons Mmmmm!
In the past two years, more unconsciously than consciously, I rarely ate between meals and almost every night, I had a dark chocolate Smidgen or two or three to cap off the evening. I try to keep it at one but two works fine, and sometimes three is necessary.
Since Smidgens are so good, any of us can probably eat ten or twenty at a sitting but our diet would not work and we would continually be buying new belts and new clothes. I like dark chocolate because it tastes so good and because it has special health benefits. I am almost always happy with one or two Smidgens but I do cheat every now and then and I go for a third.
There is rarely a chocolate stain on my pillow or a chocolate stain in my hand in the morning. They are that good. I don't think I could have lost any weight if I had hit double digits on the Smidgens. Yet, I was tickled to have the boxes available even though my daily portion was meager. What a great way to end a great day.
In my nightly retinue, at one time, one Smidgen had to be dark chocolate with nuts, and the other could be plain solid dark chocolate. I am sure that a few Hershey miniatures and other varieties would do the same trick but I do not like recommending them because Hershey is no longer America-friendly. They no longer make their chocolates in the US. They make them in Mexico.
Enough about chocolates
When you have had your final treat of the day, you can feel free to sign off WineDiets.Com and resume your normal life. But, don't sign off for too long. I hope you come back online each and every morning to check the diet news and to help remind yourself that you can do it as long as you follow the regimen. Nothing good diet-wise happens overnight even though we all weigh somewhat less in the morning.
Once you convinced yourself that you have lost a few pounds, and your particular Wine-Diet is working; stop the checking. Don't check the scales daily anymore! Check your belt once a month or come up with some other way of getting a clue that this almost mindless diet is working for you. God bless you always!
Nothing worth having in life is easy. Enjoy your weight loss struggle.
By the way, each and every day and night, after you finish following the plan, most of you, I suspect, will eventually go to sleep. That, in and of itself is a treat. Knowing that you are knocking off some pounds, makes your sleep even sweeter.
You may know that W C Fields once said, that sleep "is the most wonderful experience in life; except for drink." Any good diet depends on you getting your share of good sleep. Go ahead and get your ZZZZZZZzzzzzzsssssssssss. You deserve them. Amen to all wine diets' brothers and sisters!
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