Sweet wine? I like dry wine but if I drink that every night I will want to snack with it. Sweet wine will be higher in fructose. Honey is also high in fructose. For example:High-fructose corn syrup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Honey is a mixture of different types of sugars, water, and small amounts of other compounds. Honey typically has a fructose/glucose ratio similar to HFCS 55, as well as containing some sucrose and other sugars. Like HFCS, honey contains water and has approximately 3 kcal per gram. Because of its similar sugar profile and lower price, HFCS has been used illegally to "stretch" honey."
The alcohol in the wine is going to have a similar effect as fructose. What University of Colorado's medical professor, Dr Richard Johnson, believes through their lab research is that fructose (and alcohol) increase cellular uric acid production. Alcohol, fructose, (brewery's yeast, too) "trigger" the body's response to put on fat through this increased uric acid within cells.
Here's an interview with Johnson about what he calls the "fat switch": The Fat Switch Book | Weight Control Guide - Mercola.com. The work in this book has been submitted to peer review. It has two forwards, one to the layperson and the other to medical professionals. A shortened version of what can happen from drinking wine (alcohol and/or fructose) every night is this: The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 3): Hunger and Hormones- A Vicious Cycle - YouTube taken from UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity - YouTube
My speculation: using an evolutionary template, Grok would've been eating fruits (and honey) going into fall where nuts then come into season. Him and his tribe would've been putting on season fat to get through the leaner winter months. But today we have access to those foods year round. Just because they are paleo/primal doesn't mean you don't limit their use if you are trying to drop weight.
Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?