Foodist with Darya Rose, Ph.D

How to Cut Back on Alcohol Without Going Cold Turkey

Jan. 9, 2017

After a move from Chicago to California, Mary found herself slowly gaining weight to the tune of 1 lb every 3 months. After awhile she was dismayed to find she was up 15 lbs, and wanted to find the reason. She tried several things to cut back a bit on calories without any luck. Her last resort was her evening routine of drinking several glasses of wine, a habit that's proving more difficult to break than any of the others. This worries Mary for a few reasons. Obviously she wants to lose the weight and feel back in control of her healthstyle. But we all know alcohol is an addictive substance, so part of her fear is that this may be related to why she hasn't been able to cut back. Alcohol is a difficult habit to work with, and as a wine lover myself I can definitely relate. Mary had done a few experiments and is fairly confident she isn't dependent on the substance. Together we come up with some strategies for her to cut back enough to feel more in control and potentially lose the weight. For complete show notes visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.