We've all been told that the secret to weight loss is to cut out alcohol from your diet. Take Alexis Ren's diet, for example. She replaces alcohol with two liters of water every day. However, recent studies show that a daily glass of red wine might actually be the solution to weight loss.  

So, how does it work?

There's a science behind this wonderful weight loss solution. Red wine has always been thought to be heart healthy, and has even been said to be the secret to flawless skin and hair, but can it be a diet hack too?

The secret is a compound found in red wine called resveratrol. It helps convert "white fat" into "beige fat," which is easier for our bodies to burn. But don't give up on your gym membership yet, any diet plan should be paired with exercise for the best results. 
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Alex Frank

For those who love sipping on that vino, this is music to your ears. However, if wine isn't for you, there are plenty of ways to increase your resveratrol intake. The truth is, a lot of the important micronutrients get filtered out when wine is made, so the true resveratrol jack pot is in fruit.

Red wine gets its strong source of resveratrol from grapes. Fruits like blueberries, strawberries and grapes are all natural sources of resveratrol and will still satisfy your sweet tooth!

Though this new diet hack is excellent news, it is important to drink wine at the right time. While some prefer a nightly glass of wine before bed, alcohol can actually hinder a good night of sleep. More than one glass of wine might also make you a little more lenient when it comes to watching what you eat. And let's face it, it is very tempting to pair a late night snack with your vino. 

Alex Frank

Of course, it's always important to keep a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Unfortunately, we can't forget the fact that wine has calories and we have to exercise to burn them off. On the plus side, drinking red wine in moderation will help keep your metabolism functioning properly and even prevent obesity. Cheers to resveratrol!