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How much alcohol can I drink if I'm trying to lose weight?

Manuel Villacorta
Nutrition & Dietetics
For weight loss, there's no specific research, but what I've observed is that men may have six to seven servings per week, while women may have four to five servings per week. Now mind you, a serving is four ounces of wine, a shot of booze, or twelve ounces of beer. And remember, the oversized globe wineglasses in restaurants contain six ounces a pour (one and a half servings). A glass of wine in your house usually equals eight ounces (two servings). Cocktails in restaurants may include two shots and equal two servings.
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