Can I drink alcohol and still lose weight on the Don’t Go Hungry Diet?
Yes, as long as you enjoy it as part of a varied diet based mainly on whole foods, especially vegetables and fruit. A participant in one of my workshops lost 4 kilos in three months while still enjoying the occasional Guinness. This was a welcome relief after years of all-or-nothing dieting calling for complete abstinence from alcohol.
What the experts say...
"Dr Amanda, Long time no write/hear. A lot has happened diet-wise since we last communicated. I have LEARNED. Never before have I dieted *for life*. Diets for me in the past have always been a means to an end. Your book has taught me many things. Mainly that a diet and the way we eat is a permanent thing, and secondly HOW to listen to my body when it's hungry and when it's full. At the beginning of this process my immediate goal was to quickly lose weight. This has evolved into a desire to lose weight, but at my body's pace. As a result, I am continuing to lose weight, but I've removed the time frame. My *long term* target is 80 kg, and in time, I believe I will achieve this. Once again, I thank you for your wise and sensible advice from one of the best books on the subject in print! Matthew P.S. Attached is my progress, kept updated since my last contact. I have now lost 11.5 kilos since I started your program nine months ago. "