The Chardonnay Diet And Wine

I suggest that you take this article on the Chardonnay diet less seriously than our other articles on popular wine diets.

Award Winning Chardonnay

Award winning Chardonnay in wine diet

An The award winning Chardonnay, also known as Two-Buck Chuck.

As always, donít go on a diet without getting a checkup and the go ahead from a qualified medical practitioner. Do you really think that you can lose a lot of weight in a short period of time? Do you really think that you should lose a lot of weight in a short period of time even if you can? However, if you are only looking at losing a few pounds you might consider this seemingly painless, five-day diet. As with any diet, unless you change your eating habits, you will soon put on the weight that you lost. One last recommendation before getting into the details, donít overdo your consumption of Chardonnay wine. Youíll be drinking a lot so donít drive and donít drink too fast. If you get sick, lose your cool, or lose your control, STOP.

The Chardonnay diet originated in the United Kingdom and has become quite popular in Germany. On day one of this diet drink at least two pots of tea in the morning. Continue drinking tea until you are very hungry. Your goal might be a three oíclock lunch, which should be chicken or a salad. About six o'clock begin to drink some Chardonnay wine. When you canít drink any more (the maximum is one bottle) go to bed. Repeat this procedure for two more days. It is claimed that you can lose about two pounds a day; by the end of day three you should be six pounds lighter.

The fourth day of this diet involves a change of pace. Start with tea in the morning but skip lunch. Around six o'clock eat a healthy, generous dinner and donít worry if you put back on a pound. Itís very important to reload your body with vitamins and nutrients after three days of light eating. On the fifth day you fast until six oíclock when you bring out the bottle of Chardonnay. If I were to undertake this diet (I seem to be allergic to tea so I wouldnít) believe me I would not drink a full bottle of wine after fasting all day. Make sure that you eat properly and drink the wine slowly.

Chardonnay Vineyard, Australia

Chardonnay vineyard, Australia in wine diet

Australian Chardonnay vineyard.

After this five-day diet be careful what you eat. Stay away from high-fat foods and keep your meal sizes to a minimum. This lets your body adjust to your new weight and helps you maintain it. Iíll chime in with my wine consumption recommendation, a maximum of two glasses a day.

Iíll finish this article by quoting some calorie and carb statistics. A three-ounce glass of Chardonnay (or for that matter Pinot Grigio) has 60 calories and 1.2 grams of carbs. The same glass of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot red wine contains as many calories but twice the carbs. A 12-ounce glass of light beer has almost twice the calories and five times the carbs. Is that why I never heard of a Cabernet Sauvignon or a beer diet?

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