There are many good benefits of moderate alcohol consumption, especially red wine. But weight loss is generally not considered one of them, and here’s why: Alcohol contains what’s known as “empty calories”, meaning there is no nutritional value to your body for those calories. Consuming excess alcohol just adds extra calories to your daily intake without any nutritional benefit to show for it. This usually leads to weight gain, not weight loss.
But there is hope! Having a drink here and there also helps you to feel full, meaning you may consume less food calories and keep excess weight at bay. The key here, as always, is moderation.
If you are on a reduced-calorie weight loss plan or simply watching your calories to lose weight, drinking alcohol is filling those limited calories with nearly no nutritional value.