For the health conscious, let me repeat this again – there are simply no correlation between consumption of wine and your body weight. The strongest evidence is to go out there and see for yourselves. A lot of wine drinkers are far from being obese. In fact, many of whom are very slim and healthy looking. You can read on the forums and celebrity news that a lot of celebrities enjoy drinking wines. Some even claimed that they will drink at least a cup of wine daily.
To further substantiate my claim, I will explain the concept of macros and discuss the amount of macros wine contains in this post.
Macros is the short-form of macronutrients. There are 3 main types of macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. There are different uses for these macronutrients in our bodies. Contrary to everyone’s beliefs, each of them serves an important function in our bodies. Carbohydrates are mainly used for energy, sustaining our lives and daily activities. Proteins are mainly used for the building and synthesis of muscles. Fats are mainly used as a cushion to keep our bodies warm, assist in vitamin absorption, hormone regulation, and sustaining our brain functions.
Next, an important question – how to count macros?
We can count macros in the form of calories. One gram of carbohydrates yield 4 calories. One gram of proteins yield 4 calories. One gram of fats yield 9 calories. Interestingly, one gram of alcohol yields 7 calories (alcohol is actually classified as the 4th macronutrients). Hence, to find out the total amount of calories you will be taking in through the consumption of wine, take a good look at its nutrition label on the wine bottle.
In order not to gain weight, you will just have to be sure that your daily intake of calories do not exceed your daily calories burn rate. If you drink more on certain days, then try to eat less to accumulate less calories and hence, conversion of these macronutrients into fats. If there are excess calories in your bodies, the macronutrients will be converted into fats and stored in your body.