Drinking wine, beer, or hard liquor while dieting can be a mixed bag. On one hand, having a drink may take the edge off any anxiety dieting may create, but may also make you lose self-control causing you to overeat.
Most everyone knows their own temperament, and if alcohol is likely to cause self-control issues, that evening cocktail should be avoided.
But if you can drink in moderation, enjoying a glass of wine or a mixed drink may boost your will power and make dieting less painful.
The Huffington Post’s Maureen Callahan offers some surprising answers on which drinks might be best suited for dieters:
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