Tired of hearing how the only way to lose weight is cardio?
Are you the friend that beats around the bush when the group decides to go on a diet, convinced there must be another way to shed a few pounds?
Look no further. The answer is wine.
According to two new studies from Washington State University and Harvard Medical School (I mean, come on, Harvard), one or two glasses of red wine before bed can be just the thing you need to lose that last bit of belly fat.
Harvard did a study that tracked 20,000 women through 13 years, and came to the conclusion that those who drank two glasses of wine a day were 70% less likely to become overweight.
The science behind this is in the fat, or the different kinds, to be exact. The polyphenol called resveratrol in red wine transforms normal fat into a version of fat that’s easier to burn off, according to Washington State U.
The added bonus of drinking red wine at night is that it helps to suppress your appetite, so you’ll kick the urge to go into the bright light (of your refrigerator).
Also, there’s the extra added bonus of just, well, drinking wine.
If you’re not one to drink before bedtime, or at all, there are plenty of other sources of resveratrol found in foods you can easily pick up while grocery shopping. Try grapes, blueberries, cranberries, peanuts, pistachios, and even dark chocolate.
Or even pair one of those with a glass of red if you’re feeling wild.
Now you have an excuse. Which is perfect considering our friends at Winc and their incredible monthly wine service.
They craft “grape-to-glass” wines (meaning they go straight from the vineyard to your hand — no middlemen) and then recommend bottles tailored to your personal tastes with a simple, yet mindblowingly on-point Palate Profile Quiz.
You choose any bottles you want, recommended or not, and they deliver your selections straight to your door.
Winc is basically a wine lover’s dream. It’s the only wine club in the nation that gives you complete control, allowing you to create your very own box full of wines recommended for your carefully developed tastes or ones you simply want to drink again and again.
And everything is shipped right to your door — REALLY FRICKIN’ FAST. On the East and West Coasts, you can expect your delivery in just 1 day.
Now that’s what we’re talking about. So, what are you waiting for?! Sign up for Winc today, and get ready to get your wine on every damn day.[via PureWow] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]