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Oh yes hello there, I have a question. I would like to know how I lose the 6 kilos gained at Xmas so I can fit into my clothes! I have been drinking lots of wine every night because they have lots of nice antioxidants which are good for me J but it does not appear to be working, what should I do?
Red wine has 127 calories per 5 oz glass You can burn these off easily by 35 minutes of walking or 19 minutes of cycling.
You could switch to vodka, which has 73 calories per ounce, but odds are you will end up drinking more than an ounce of vodka at a time and mixing it with juices that contain more calories and sugars and therefore consuming more calories in the long run. You’re right about the antioxidants, but you can also get those in a less calorie, more fiber (more filing) way by eating foods like berries, pomegranate, spinach, red beets, artichoke, boiled peanuts, cloves, cinnamon, oregano and chili pepper.
The best way to lose extra weight is diet and exercise. You should take your recommended calorie intake (calories recommended per day based on your needs) and spread it out into 5 or 6 small meals per day. This will keep your metabolism going all day and help you burn extra fat.
Eliminate extra calories from your diet, like ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressing and soy sauce. (Try lemon or vinegar instead!)
Eat foods in their natural state instead of processed. For example, an apple is much healthier than cereal.
Add exercise into your routine. If you already do 30 minutes of cardio 3 times a week increase it to 45 minutes and aim for 5 or more times a week.
Try some resistance training! Weight bearing exercise will help you maintain the muscle you have and will build more muscle which will burn more fat.
Follow a plan like this and you will lose the extra weight in no time.