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Believe it or not, a glass of wine before bed will help you lose weight!

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Dinner is over, and it's time to go to bed, but you're still feeling a little peckish. According to some, the solution could be having a glass of wine!

The Daily Mail released this interesting tidbit, citing Linda Monk, age 47, who lost 3 kilos (about 9 pounds) in 3 weeks by drinking a glass of wine right before going to bed. Although it might seem counter-productive, the idea is that the glass of wine replaced her dessert, snacks or chocolate that she was used to snacking on before turning out the lights.

A second testimony, that of Samantha Merrit, age 40, explains that "calories don't seem to have an impact on the bathroom scale. I can refuse dessert no problem, knowing that I get to enjoy a glass or two of wine about 4 times a week." Another advantage of drinking wine is that it reduces stress and promotes sleepiness. 

Their advice is actually nothing new. In 2010, Tim Ferriss wrote a book called "The 4-hour body", in which he suggests drinking a glass of wine in order to avoid midnight snacking. It also means you're less at risk of giving up on your diet because you're starving.

And before him, a Harvard study of 20,000 women showed that those who drank a half-bottle of wine every day were less likely to be obese.

Just bear in mind that moderation is the key to success: just as you should avoid snacking in excess, the same applies to alcohol, too. 

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INGREDIENTS

  • Peanuts
  • Carrot
  • Mango
  • Rocket
  • 2 limes
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Red onion, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

METHOD

  1. Lightly sautée the peanuts until golden.
  2. Take the carrots and cut into thin slices.
  3. Peel the mango and slice into thin strips.
  4. Squeeze the juice from 2 limes into a bowl, and add olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt and pepper.
  5. In a bowl, toss together the mango, carrot, rocket, and lime-soy dressing.
  6. Enjoy!

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