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    1.When considering the amount of carbohydrates consumed, which of the wines, red or white, would have the least carbs?

    2.If I were to skip a meal, could I have an extra glass of wine for dinner?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Guerir View Post
    1.When considering the amount of carbohydrates consumed, which of the wines, red or white, would have the least carbs?

    2.If I were to skip a meal, could I have an extra glass of wine for dinner?
    They have the same amount. Red is healthier.

    You can do whatever you want.

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    • #3
      It's not about red or white. It's about sweet or dry.

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      • #4
        I was curious on the answers here, because the last couple of nights, I have had about 4 ounces of wine. I could fit it into my calories but seemed a bit carby. Then last night I read a post from Mark that said something about those carbs go straight to the liver and processed differently, or something? And maybe it is because it was a sweet wine that it was carby? It had 12.5g per 4 ounces. I think I also read, if your goal is weight loss, hold off on the wine?

        I don't usually drink wine, so I won't start if I shouldn't but I thought it was one of those longevity things. Should I consider a supplement instead, at least until I am finished with weight loss? Thanks!
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        • #5
          It's 4 grams of carbs for a 5 oz glass of merlot, unless you're drinking a very sweet dessert wine like sherry. 4 grams. Don't stress it, have some wine.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Damiana View Post
            It's 4 grams of carbs for a 5 oz glass of merlot, unless you're drinking a very sweet dessert wine like sherry. 4 grams. Don't stress it, have some wine.
            Ah thanks. I will have to see what else I have then. This is a blackberry merlot and man was it good. But serving size of 8 oz has 25g, and so I only drank half. And 4 oz was about right for me.

            Thanks!
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            • #7
              2.If I were to skip a meal, could I have an extra glass of wine for dinner?
              IMO this would be a dangerous habit to get into.

              If you want to have a few drinks, then have a few drinks. But don't sacrifice eating properly.

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              • #8
                I am not sure how accurate carb measurements in wine are since the sugars in the grapes are turned into alcohol, and once the sugars are all used up the yeast goes inactive, and settles to the bottom. I have heard that some of the assumptions about carbs from alcoholic drinks is based on the carb content of the ingredients that go into making the alcohol. I saw that in a low carb beer ad where they claimed you could have a full bottle of beer for the same carbs as about a 1/2 glass of wine.

                I make my own wine, and have a glass with dinner every day. I know there are some carbs in wine, but I don't think it is much, the 4g number seems to come up pretty often.

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                • #9
                  I've read that it is the dryness of the wine that matters, and that Cabernet is the best choice if you are concerned with carb count.

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                  • #10
                    I count the calories and just account for it in my daily allowance as I am still losing weight. Carménère is the best grape for anti oxidants, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon. I know it's not too accurate but it's good enough to give me a good indication of calories consumed.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gopintos View Post
                      I was curious on the answers here, because the last couple of nights, I have had about 4 ounces of wine. I could fit it into my calories but seemed a bit carby. Then last night I read a post from Mark that said something about those carbs go straight to the liver and processed differently, or something? And maybe it is because it was a sweet wine that it was carby? It had 12.5g per 4 ounces. I think I also read, if your goal is weight loss, hold off on the wine?
                      This is the rub. The alcohol gets bumped to the head of the line for processing by your liver because the body sees it as a toxin. So, while the liver is taking care of that, the other food you are taking in may be going into storage (i.e.your thighs) until the liver can get around to processing it.

                      So it's not just a matter of counting the carbs and calories and budgeting them in. Alcohol is a different beast entirely.

                      And this is coming from someone who used to love red wine. I've given it up except for rare indulgences.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                        This is the rub. The alcohol gets bumped to the head of the line for processing by your liver because the body sees it as a toxin. So, while the liver is taking care of that, the other food you are taking in may be going into storage (i.e.your thighs) until the liver can get around to processing it.

                        So it's not just a matter of counting the carbs and calories and budgeting them in. Alcohol is a different beast entirely.

                        And this is coming from someone who used to love red wine. I've given it up except for rare indulgences.
                        If this is true I may have to forget about loosing my last bit of belly fat; I'm not sure I'm willing to give up my almost nightly glass of wine.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
                          If this is true I may have to forget about loosing my last bit of belly fat; I'm not sure I'm willing to give up my almost nightly glass of wine.
                          It would be hard to give up where you are, living in some of the best wine growing country in the world.

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                          • #14
                            I usually have some organic dry red wine and dark chocolate most evenings with dinner. The rest of my diet is paleo/primal. It doesn't seem to have effected me negatively at this point as I have reached my weight loss and body fat percentage goals. I may try going without for a month to see if my body fat drops even further, but will probably wait until after the holiday season. However we are all different and what works for me doesn't necessarily apply to anyone else and much depends on what your Paleo goals are.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                              I usually have some organic dry red wine and dark chocolate most evenings with dinner. The rest of my diet is paleo/primal. It doesn't seem to have effected me negatively at this point as I have reached my weight loss and body fat percentage goals. I may try going without for a month to see if my body fat drops even further, but will probably wait until after the holiday season. However we are all different and what works for me doesn't necessarily apply to anyone else and much depends on what your Paleo goals are.
                              I probably shouldnt start then, but I did have some red w/dark chocolate after dinner last night. Only 4 oz. of wine and 11g of chocolate. And I was already pretty tired, so I don't know if it helped with sleeping, but I slept like a baby. Until about 3a.m. (that is probably just like a baby also )
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