I have good news and bad news. The good news: A new study has found that there's no such thing as a beer belly, and if you switch from wine to beer, you can lose 17 pounds a year!
The bad news? The study was sponsored by . . . the beer industry. So, they've got a horse in the race.
Dr. Kathryn O'Sullivan is the nutritionist who ran the study . . . again, on the beer industry's dime. And she found if you drink beer in moderation, it's no more likely to give you a big belly than drinking anything else.
Quote, "If you are a massive consumer of beer, you will of course put on weight. But if you are a massive consumer of wine, the same would be true." She says that's also true for other forms of alcohol . . . or even just juice.
AND, she says, if you're drinking two large glasses of wine every night, you could save 160 calories by switching to two 12-ounce bottles of beer. That adds up to almost 60,000 calories a year . . . or about 17 pounds.