According to a new study, drinking beer rather than wine can help you slim. You can lose 10lbs in a year if you swap two glasses of red wine a night for a pint of beer. Partial to the occasional pint of lager on a hot summer’s day (still drunk in two half pint glasses though, a habit from when I cared what people thought), I figured it was worth reading on.

Apparently, if you were to swap wine for beer for a week, it would reduce more calories than an hour’s jogging (or, in my case, walking). There are people out there actually advocating drinking beer instead of exercising! Thankfully, most of us are too savvy to take this study literally, but wouldn’t it be great if it worked! The calories literally melted away the more you drank!

I’m going to carry out my own study. It will involve a lot of research, but I’m prepared to make that sacrifice. For one week, I’m going to swap a scone with jam and butter for a Krispy Creme doughnut and see if I lose any more weight. I’m slightly dubious, but you never know … it’s worth a try.

Who carried out this research on beer vs. wine? CAMRA – the Campaign for Real Ale. I am therefore going to take their research with a pinch of salt – salt on peanuts – now they go down well with wine or beer!

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Published by Kate Sutton

Writer, Mother, Dater.