I am very bad when it comes to drinking. If I'm going out or having visitors to my place, I might drink up to six glasses of wine in a session. I also might have a few drinks after a stressful situation like a job interview for example. I used to drink at home by myself a lot
, but I've managed to cut that waaaay back now, thank goodness.
The calories in the alcohol aren't really the main problem because you can excercise or cut back on food intake to make up for it. But I find that when I drink that I have a lot less control over what I eat... I just put anything in my mouth that I like when I'm under the influence (which doesn't even have to be a whole lot of alcohol, just a couple of glasses could start this off!). And this would extend to the next morning as well... I eat like there's no tomorrow when I have a killer hangover. New year's day (ie Monday!) would be a perfect example of this!!!
I also have read somewhere that alcohol, because it is a depressant, can slow down the metabolism as well. Don't know if this is true or not... someone may be able to correct me?
I guess one glass here and there would not hurt though, and can be good for relaxing and unwinding. As long as you can stop at just one or two