Many of us feel like a snack close to bedtime, despite the fact that we know better isn’t healthy. However, if you enjoy a glass of wine, consider that instead of a snack, as studies indicate it is perfect as a nightcap.
A glass of wine is a great way to fight those hunger pangs just before going to bed, and it is also well known for its ability to improve your sex life and help diabetics. A glass or two of wine can actually make you feel fuller and can eliminate the cravings for those unhealthy snacks, such as chocolate, biscuits and sweets. If you aren’t convinced, simply ask 47 year old Linda Monk, who lost 6 pounds in just three weeks. Tim Ferriss’ book ‘The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide To Rapid Weight Loss‘ provided Linda with some of her inspiration and Ferriss also points out the benefits of a late night glass of wine. Drinking a little wine in the evening means you are less likely to snack and more likely to keep that weight off.
Women like Linda Monk are proof that drinking a couple of glasses of wine really do help to suppress the appetite, and a 13 year Daily Mail study carried out at Harvard University seems to support this too. The study found the risk of obesity was reduced for those who drank half a bottle of wine each day.
Samantha Merrit believes that she sleeps better and experiences less anxiety when she drinks wine before bedtime, as well as crediting it with suppressing her appetite. 40 year old Merrit points out that she can say no to a dessert or cake quite easily if she has a couple of glasses of wine in the evening, and the proof is when she stands on the scales.
Of course, you don’t want to make the mistake of drinking too much wine, and moderation is the key to success, just as with many other things. However, more than one study seems to indicate that those chocolate snacks and cakes may well be a thing of the past if you have a glass or two of wine instead. If you want to sleep well, experience less anxiety and curb your hunger, keep your nightly wine intake to one or two glasses.