If you love red wine like I do and are trying to cut back…

Fact#1: I really enjoy drinking red wine.

Fact#2: drinking a glass of red wine every night is reasonably healthy. Moderation and lots of antioxidants and whatnot.

Fact#3: going out once or twice a week and drinking 2 or 3 glasses of red wine is reasonably healthy. That moderation thing again.

Problem: Implementing Fact#2 and Fact#3 in the same week activates the Cumulative Moderation Effect (CME).

Awesome Side Story: one of my clients shared the Cumulative Moderation post I wrote a couple of weeks ago with a co-worker of hers. Apparently it really resonated with the co-worker, because over the last 2 weeks, this co-worker says a number to my client every time she sees her. That number is the number of pounds she’s lost since reading my post. Eleven is the number! Wow! I love hearing stuff like that. CME is such a simple concept, and yet I think it’s one that is often overlooked. If you haven’t read the post, I suggest you do so now. I’ll wait…

Back to the wine…: I’m sure you’ve all guessed that the reason I brought up the facts above about red wine consumption is that I suffer from that strain of CME. Or at least I used to. Now I’m cured of CME thanks to my new Miracle CME Cure.

Do you also suffer from the red wine strain of CME? Can’t wait to find out more about The Miracle CME Cure? You’re in luck! For only 3 equal payments of$24.88, I will share with you this Modern Miracle Cure…

…Or maybe I’ll just tell you, because maybe it’s less miracle and more just something that works for me.

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I have replaced my daily evening red wine with a sparkling water, lime and ginger cocktail, served in a wine glass. It’s really very tasty. And drinking it out of the wine glass with the sliver of lime and piece of ginger in it makes it feel quite special. Oh – and it’s somewhere between neutral and healthy on the nutrition scale.

Try it out! Or find yourself another way to treat yourself. The thing about that evening glass of red wine, is that we tend to reach for it as a oh ya I feel relaxed now measure. But there are other ways.  Meditation. Reading. Herbal tea (this one is especially delicious!). Fancy sparkling water with lime and ginger. Perhaps you have another option to share?

 

 

Elsbeth Vaino, CSCS, is a personal trainer in Ottawa, Canada who is fascinated by the behavioural aspect of food and drink.

 

One thought on “If you love red wine like I do and are trying to cut back…”

  1. I really like my glass of wine when I get home. I already drink a lot of bubbly water (I was drinking so much of it that at some point I became concerned of the impact I was having on the environment and purchased a machine to make it at home) so your strategy would not work for me.
    What I did was to decide how much wine I was going to drink per week. I decided to allow myself 1 bottle per week plus two glasses of rhum during he week-end.
    I really do not mind drinking a half glass of wine some nights to save for the rest of the week. I know it adds up to more than 7 indulgences but at least there is a clear limit.

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