When I started doing the research for this book, I quickly realized, a lot of the warnings about alcohol and red wine just didn’t hold up. 

Actually, a LOT of the warnings we grew up believing didn’t hold up.

Here are just a few examples of things you have been told were true since you were a kid...except they are entirely wrong!

  • You should eat lots of whole grains every day for good health....False.
  • Dairy is good for you...False.
  • Fat is bad for you...VERY UNTRUE.
  • Red meat is bad for you...Also a lie.

The list goes on and on…

These myths and others like them became the foundation of was called the “Food Pyramid” from the seventies.  Remember that one! 

Yikes!

The Food Pyramid disaster turned out to be an excellent prescription for getting fat.

The so-called “Western Diet” you are likely eating is a disease-producing machine and causes system-wide inflammation in our bodies!

FACT:  What do more informed trainers tell their clients who are looking to lose weight these days?

  • Drop the dairy
  • Stop eating grains

The complete OPPOSITE of the things we have been told for decades!

The science points out other vital facts you need to know…

Alcohol (including wine) has gotten a bad rap over the years as a calorie-dense food you MUST avoid in order to lose weight.

Again – this is an incorrect assumption!

Studies on red wine have been popping up in the media for a long time now.

You may have seen them…

Here is summary of an expert opinion from the Mayo Clinic.2

The alcohol in red wine can…

  • Raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol
  • Reduce the formation of blood clots
  • Help prevent artery damage caused by high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the "bad" cholesterol
  • Produce positive changes in blood pressure

Other recent studies showed the consumption of the chemical in red wine known as resveratrol resulted in improved memory and mood behaviors.3

“The studies of the health benefits of red wine are literally too many to list here, and is certainly enough evidence to convince me the information in this book is true and can help many, many people finally find a long-term solution to weight management.”

Consuming Red Wine and embracing lifestyle associated with it results in two essential changes:

  1. Stress reduction
  2. Reduced inflammation through resveratrol

These are the two factors I mentioned at the beginning of this article.  

Unless you control these two factors, your efforts to lose weight will fail before you even get started!

The Impact of Stress:

"You can clearly correlate stress to weight gain," says Philip Hagen, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. 

Stress increased the secretion of a hormone called cortisol – which science has known about for quite some time – which causes the accumulation of fat around the midsection and increases the desire for sweets or “junk food”.

Reducing inflammation is vital to the weight loss process:

“There’s an important connection between inflammation, weight gain, and a hormone called leptin.” According to Integrative Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra.  Normally, leptin suppresses hunger urges.

“The problem is that chronic inflammation impairs the brain’s ability to receive leptin’s appetite suppressing message.”  The result is weight gain.

Perhaps resveratrol’s most useful trait is as a powerful antioxidant found in red wine. 

Antioxidants prevent harmful chemical reactions in our bodies created with oxygen combines with other substances generating dangerous ‘free radicals’.

But resveratrol has been found to do even more…

According to Husam Ghanim, PhD, of the University of Buffalo and colleagues say they have found that resveratrol reduces inflammation in humans that could lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.3

“The Red Wine Diet” pulls all these factors together into a plan you can literally live with for a lifetime.