This may be one of the top 5 questions I hear from new clients; maybe you have been wondering too.
A few years ago, wine was like a food group in my diet. I would come home from work; put my son to bed and enjoy a glass of red and catch up to my favorite prime time drama.
Except it was never just one glass. One glass turned to two and before I knew it, the entire bottle was gone. Read more about me here.
You can absolutely still lose weight without giving up alcohol.
But let’s get to the bottom of this.
- How often are you drinking?
- How much in one night?
- Is the alcohol getting you closer to your goal?
Once I started cutting back on my wine, I noticed it was never about the alcohol.
What I really craved was connection because I was lonely and depressed.
If you are like me, you know exactly what to eat – that isn’t the problem. For some reason, you haven’t been able to stay consistent with a meal plan.
This is a connection problem.
You have become so disconnected with yourself, you are using food and alcohol to mask what is really going on.
I challenge you to sit with that craving for a few days to see where it is coming from and what exactly you are really craving.
Some questions to ask yourself:
- When did this start?
- Is there a trend when I drink? Who am I with?
- What would happen if I didn’t drink the wine?
When I stopped drinking so much, that is when my transformation happened. That is when I was able to really feel what was going on; the loneliness and the emptiness that I felt inside.
This can be anything you are addicted to.
To be completely transparent, I still have a glass of red or white wine when we go out to dinner. But I no longer drink on a weekly basis or feel the desire to.
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