The recent study that showed that women who where moderate drinkers, one or two a day, where less likely to gain weight is giving a false moral. Of course everyone who is looking for a "cure" from obesity are looking at the potential that alcohol can help you lose weight.
Anyone that has self control and can stop doing anything that others go overboard on is less likely to gain weight. The reason these women did not gain weight is that they have self control. They have learned the lesson that in order to succeed at most anything in life you must sacrifice short term for long term results. This was the lesson from the marshmallow test on children ( to be discussed in another post ).
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