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The Blush / Rose' Wine Diet

The Rose' / Blush Wine Diet should result in some pounds lost for you over the next 365 days. I lost 62 pounds on a similar diet in just over two years. My 800+ days are up and that is why I decided to make this diet plan into a book. It worked for me. I hope to be updating my total again next spring and I am confident in continued success. 

No weight loss is guaranteed to work for you but it surely worked for me. Please share the essence of this diet with your family physician to make sure the prescribed regimen will keep you healthy during your weight loss. Best wishes!  

I did not even know that I was losing weight until my doctor's scale in the fall 2013, presented to me the facts. So, after my appointment, I went back through the prior months to see what I had done differently. Whatever it was, I wanted to be able to keep it up. I feared hitting the 400 mark.  

I have told you this story a few times already on this site. The most descriptive essay is presented in the classic article Wine Diets Basics. It shows as Chapter 5 in the book version. You may want to read this classic before you read the rest of this article as it has the theory, the rationale, and the implementation directives for the wine diet of your choice -- Red, White, or Rose' / Blush.  

Though I do not intend to try it myself, if you cannot drink red wine, you may want to read the Red / Black Grape Juice Diet. If you like grape juice, it should work as well as the wine diets.   

Thank you for choosing the Rose' / Blush Wine Diet even though the Red Wine Diet is the healthiest. For you to achieve the benefits of the wine diet, you should drink your favorite wine on this diet and stick to it. Other than sweet wines, which are described below; all four "wine" diets should work for weight loss.  

I used the Red Wine Diet even though sugar content for the Red Wine Diet is about 2.5 calories more than the Rose' / Blush Wine Diet. Four ounces of white wine has about five calories less than red wine. Blush as a combination red and white is right in between on calories.   

Some suggest that Blush can be made simply by mixing various wines together. Regarding mixing wines to make Rose' and other varieties, however, traditional wine producers would cry foul. They would declare a sacrilege if wines of different colors were simply thrown together rather than following the "nobler" tradition of macerating red grapes for a few hours and bleeding off the blush/rose-tinted liquid.  

But, then again, I am not suggesting mixing or drinking. My point is to show how I arrived at the calorie difference. Of course adding sugar to Blush/Rose' or any wine also increases the calories accordingly. Red wine has more body and so it costs us a few calories more. It's worth it.  

Of course adding sugar to Blush/Rose' or any wine increases the calories accordingly. Red wine has more body and so it costs us a few calories more. It is worth it for the health benefits.

Any of the three wine diets and even the Red/Black Grape Juice Diet help you lose weight at just about the same proportion but none of the others affect your cholesterol count as positively as the Red Wine Diet. Since this site is about dieting and losing weight, as the German's say: Machs Nichts!  

Enjoy your California Liebfraumilch or dry Gewurz Traminer, or any other German dry white and lose as much weight as happens to come off. Since Rose is made from the same grapes as the reds, a German Rose is German only because it is made in Germany.  

The good news my dear wine dieters is that you can drink your favorite wine or grape juice on this diet and still be a candidate to lose weight with a huge smile on your face. You do not have to drink the lower calorie white wine to lose weight. Red wine is just 5 calories more than white and just 2.5 calories more than a 4 oz. glass of Rose' / Blush. All wines therefore can be very effective in losing weight. The dryer the wine within a category of red, white or blush, the fewer the calories from the wine itself.  

Binge if you must!  

The quick snapshot of the diet is that you should follow the pages of this web site or the book with the agreement of your primary physician of course. You are permitted to break this diet many times over the course of the 365 day test drive. The worst that will happen is that instead of say, a loss of 15 or twenty pounds, you may lose only ten or fifteen pounds.  

When you crave, to assure that you will stay true to your personal diet, I suggest that you take a brief binge but then come back after a few days. Hopefully the binge will make you more satisfied and you will be ready to continue. Do what you must to continue on the diet but, remember, no diet works if you leave it forever.   

If you make a fasting diet out of this (other than the wine component, which is a diet requirement), then you probably should take some vitamins or any supplements your doctor recommends to support you with the challenges of your modified wine diet.  

To assure that you can maintain your health, especially if you have any concerns whatsoever, take this diet and your dinner plans based on this diet to your physician and get your personal diet approved for your use. That should be easy.  

Since WineDiets.Com cannot be responsible for your health whether you are on our diet or not, we recommend strongly that you consult your physician. Making sure you are healthy is her job.  

Most adults know they cannot just eat meats or just eat starches or just drink wine or just eat vegetables so you do not need me to tell you that. Our three main diets (Red, White, and Rose'/Blush) are very similar and all depend on an understanding of the Wine Diets Basics as presented in Chapter 5 and on the Wine Diets site.  

In essence, the Rose' / Blush Wine Diet asks you to eat just two meals a day and not to eat anything in-between mails other than vegetables and fruits -- in almost limitless quantities depending on the type of vegetable or fruit. The wine period can be thought of as the third meal.  

The diet asks you to drink lots of water and a half bottle of Blush or perhaps more at the happy hour part of each day -- 365 days a year. For me, I begin my wine consumption at 6:00 PM.  

With the Rose' / Blush Wine Diet, the wine should be mostly dry if possible but it is up to you to make sure that you like the wine. Dry wine has less calories. A dry White Zinfandel; a White Merlot; or any of the other dry Blush varieties will do you well.  

Caveats Regarding Sweet Wine and Dieting with Sweets in General  

Manischewitz or Moden David or Kedem sweet wines, or Niagara types, Moscato, Sweet French Columbard, Port, and other sweet whites / yellows are all sold in the PA State Stores and liquor / wine stores across the Country and the world. These are not recommended for wine dieters using the same rate of consumption as the three favorite wines of the Wine Diets site.  

Other sweet wines called dessert wines are in the same boat. These do not qualify for the full impact of the Rose' / Blush Wine Diet but you can make adjustments to the quantity to compensate for the substantially higher calories in the sweet varieties. Semi-sweet red wines are not as bad as sweet but again, it is up to you to compensate. 

In other words, if you check out the calorie content of any sweet or semi-sweet wines and you adjust your intake so that you are within the calorie range of the dry reds, your diet can be just as effective. Depending on your metabolism, you may even be able to get away with a good portion of the full bottle quotient for dry wines.  

Make sure, of course, that you are not overly passionate about drinking lots of sweet wine or I regret to say, you run the risk of actually gaining weight. Weigh yourself at the beginning of your diet on a reliable and consistent scale, use that for every weigh in you may plan. Write your weight down every two weeks. After about two weeks on a sweet wine regimen weigh yourself to be sure that the diet is working for you.  

Let's take a short break to check out the Kedem Winery Tasting Bar. Kedem is known for its fine grape juice and sweet grape wines. I thought you would like to see this nice picture of the Kedem Winery shown below. I have a soft spot for Kedem.  

Their tasting venue is quite elegant and they have both dry and sweet wines that are really fine. Just watch some of their sweet varieties as all sweet wines to make sure you do not over-consume on calories. Kedem dry wines are very, very nice. See Kedem Tasting Area below.  

Back to sweets temporarily   

My recommendation if asked would be that if possible, get rid of sweet candies almost completely in your wine diet. Sweets always add empty calories -- of course those Gertrude Hawk Chocolates we talk about at the end of this piece are an exception -- Don't we wish? Even though no sweet is an exception, the impact of the Gertrude Hawk Smidgeons later noted in this diet has been accounted for in all major wine diets and the grape juice diet.  

Sweet stuff must be managed  

Back as a child, my parents let me take my coffee as if it were a coffee milkshake. It was made with half milk and at least three heaping T-spoons of sugar to give it an OK taste for child consumption. So, I ask those thinking of sweet wines to consider that under these circumstances I did gain weight as a child and young teen.  

When I got older and into my college years, I eventually lessened the impact of coffee calories by putting just a thimble full of milk in my coffee and I reduced the amount of sugar from three to 1/4 teaspoons. Finally I was able to completely eliminate sugar from my coffee.  

Yet, I still gained weight but it was not because of the coffee. In my case in my early twenties, I discovered a new favorite liquid. I can rightfully blame excessive beer drinking for my weight gain. Watch beer consumption as it can ruin the full impact of the wine diets.  

When I stopped drinking beer excessively more than twenty years ago, I kept gaining weight but not so rapidly. I was not paying attention. When the mirror stopped lying to me, I would always do something. But, until the wine diet, I could never lose more than 20 or so pounds at a time…and it came back quickly and then some.  

Things happen to us over our lives. Our metabolism begins to decrease while our unwillingness to eliminate things from our diet increases. Unfortunately, in my case, I gained weight for most of my life in small increments but I did not gain as much as I would have if I had given in to all urges. That's just how it was for me. That's how I woke up one day at 343 pounds, and the mirror had stopped lying.  

How I lost 62 pounds! No lie!  

Sometime in the summer of 2013, I don't even know exactly when or why, but with little thought, I began to eat consciously and differently. I was hoping to gain no more weight. I did not think I could lose any weight but staying the same weight sounded pretty good at the time.  

I was beginning to feel huge and I thought that I could do nothing about it other than stop drinking wine and starving forever. I really did not think anything that I could do would help me lose weight for the long haul. Though I am an upbeat guy, I did feel a bit doomed by my plight.  

Finally, without really tuning in to what was happening. I began to lose weight. I did not realize it because it was coming off so slowly. I could not tell that I was losing weight and I was blinded to the fact since I am such a poor dieter and I was not actively trying to lose weight.  

It was not until my October 2013 doctor's appointment that I found that I had been losing real weight. I was surprised that I had lost 9 pounds. My belt holes were the same and I had not added any new holes but my pants were just a bit looser. I looked back a few months and charted what I had been doing. I kept eating and drinking the same hoping for continual results.  

In the spring of 2014, at the Doctor's Office again, I found that I had lost another 6 pounds. I had gotten through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and the Dago Red wine season and had still lost six pounds. And the diet had become second nature to me. It was not burdensome. I had not named my routine or thought about a formal diet at the time. It was all ad-hoc.  

In October 2014, I checked in again at the doctor's office. This time, I had lost another fourteen pounds. I was living naturally by the diet now and I had added a light walking regimen but not an awful lot of walking in the 2014 summer months. However, I was starting to believe that I had something that worked for me and could work for you. Around this time, I built the WineDiets.Com web site and began to tell the story in articles such as this.  

In April 2015 at the semi-annual doctor's visit, I was looking for a really big loss. I had three losses in a row and was ready to be uplifted. Unfortunately, on this semi-annual visit, I learned that even my new Wine Diet is not magical. I lost zero pounds. I was upset for a while but upon reflection, I definitely do know why.  

In prior years, I would have gained ten pounds or more with my dago red wine consumption, which began in November of 2014. Please see Chapter 11 or the web article titled"Dago Red: World's Best Wine" Then, you too will know why I lost no pounds in my April 2015 doctors' office weigh-in. I have to make sure that does not happen this year by drinking Dago Red more moderately.    

Once the Dago Red was long gone, I could feel myself losing weight again. I found some older jeans that fit and I added holes to my belts. During the dago red off-season, I switched to Pennsylvania-grown Chambourcin red wine from Benigna Creek Winery in Klingerstown, PA. It is great. They are nice people and their wine is always highlighted at the Flea Market in Hometown, PA.  

To keep wine consumption expenses down, when I am not looking for the best reds I know, such as Chambourcin, I use some of the California box wines or Carlo Rossi gallon jugs of Cabernet. The calorie and alcohol count, fullness and body are not like Chambourcin or Dago Red, but then again, the cheap substitutes are about 40% of the price of Dago Red and Chambourcin.  

Moreover, its overall impact helped me lose weight. Even though it is not really that bad, cheaper bulk wines simply do not make me want to drink as much as I would with Dago Red.  

This fall in early October 2015 at the Doctor's office, I was more than pleased. I lost a staggering 22 pounds. So, altogether, adding the 9 lbs. to the 6lbs. to the 14lbs. to the 0 lbs. to the 22 pounds, I had lost 51 pounds. I hope I never find them again and that I stay healthy. Wealthy and wise would also be nice, but I would be very happy with simply healthy.  

That's not the end of the loss. By the time I finished this book in December 2015, and was preparing to send it to the editors / printers, I weighed myself again. I did not have my doctor's scale available and I did not want to bother Dr. Kerrigan. I have a pretty good scale and now it is in pretty good synch with the doctor's scale. I lost another 11 pounds. Wow!  

So, now as I am outing the final touches on this book, my weight bogey is 281.6 pounds. I am a 281.6 pound weakling and very proud of it. That my dear WineDiet.Com friends, is down from 243. A 62 pound weight loss is outstanding. This great weight loss over 2+ years was the motivation for me to take the WineDiets.Com web site and create a book from it while updating my personal weight-loss experience on the web site. Thank you all for sharing in my joy.  

A Fine Chubby Animal Hoping to Join Wine Dieters Soon!



Diet Part of the Rose' / Blush Wine Diet


Now that we got through all the when's, where's, and why's, let's discuss the what's and how's. As we are about to reveal the secrets of the infamous Blush / Rose Wine Diet, be advised again that you should be able to use white or red or blush / rose' wines and have the same fine results. 

There are separate articles about each of these wine diets on the web site and in the book. Each wine diet chapter (white, red, grape juice, blush / rose') is like this one on Blush / Rose' wine. The same goes for the grape juice diet. They are all complete so you need only read about the diet that you choose. Skip the other chapters if they do not apply.  

They are self-contained essays. They are not identical but they contain all of the facts that apply to specific diets and all of the facts that pertain to all diets. If you read every diet, you may get bored but if you read just the diet chapter that you choose to engage, it will be very convenient for you.  

As discussed previously, there is Chapter 5 and a web site article that describes the generic attributes of all the wine diets is available. It is called "Wine Diet Basics." So that you do not have to go back to this article for a perspective, I borrowed some of its text, touched it up a bit, and put it in each wine diet chapter / article. For example, in this particular chapter / article, I tuned the text to be more appropriate for the Rose' / Blush Wine Diet.  

When thinking of your meal contents with the Blush / Rose' Wine Diet it helps to consider the few rules in the Wine Diet Basics to help make sure that your diet is successful. One key item is noted immediately below:  

Be Careful Between Meals  

Remember that during between-meal-time, you can have fresh fruits and / or vegetables, but as a rule do not have another full meal. When you have raw vegetables, eat as many as you want with the smallest amount of dip. Some raw hard raw vegetables burn up more calories than they add.  

Remember that I went through several months of my first summer without even watching my weight, while on the Red Wine Diet. I lost weight anyway. The diet guides you on a path to weight loss. It is quite effective.  

Here are the basic notions of your daily diet. The key elements of the Wine Diet on a daily basis are as follows:


  • Wine Diet Breakfast / Lunch (Brunch) Time 12:00 Noon or so
  • Wine Diet Wine Time 6:00 PM or so
  • Wine Diet Dinner Time 8:00 PM or so
  • Final Treat of the Day -- After Dinner before bed some time!
  • Relax and watch some TV
  • Time for sleep 


For very early risers, you might find it more comfortable to have your brunch at some other time between ten o'clock and noon, and begin your wine time and dinner time earlier / later as you might choose. It is not how I did it, however. I do not recommend it as I do not have results yet to see if it works. However, I cannot see why it would not work for most if not all people. 


Wine Diet Breakfast / Lunch (Brunch) Time 12:00 Noon or so


For the breakfast / lunch combination (Brunch) always have a drink such as coffee or tea. Try not to put a lot of cream or sugar in either. Water or a light sugar drink can also be used. Orange juice or a fruit juice mixed with 3/4 more with water helps reduce your calorie intake if you do not like tea or coffee. 

Drink: coffee, tea, fruit drink, skim milk. Make sure sugar is light. Splurge seldom. 

Breakfast / Lunch Staples – Eat just one meal: Choose one:


  • Two eggs, lightly buttered toast, sausage patty or ham, corned beef hash, or a few pieces of well drained bacon.
  • Hamburg, Tuna, ham, roast beef or turkey sandwich or a chef salad easy on heavy dressings... your choice.
  • Occasionally, substitute some French Toast or two pancakes
  • Occasionally, add a donut or a muffin and of course some jelly for your toast. A small desert for the lunch part of brunch is appropriate.
  • Eat as much fruit or vegetables as you want with small amounts of toppings or dips that are not huge in the calorie department.
  • Rarely… but whenever you need it, have a piece of pound cake or banana cake or something really good.
  • Two times a week have some home fries if you like.
  • Yes, it is OK to have sausage, bacon or ham or a combo as long as you do not go overboard. But, remember this is not the Atkins diet so watch your total meat consumption. All parts of Brunch should add up to one meal.
  • Now, since this meal occurs at noon, we can consider ourselves as having had Brunch. As long as it fits on a reasonably small to medium sized plate.


Wine Diet Wine Time 6:00 PM or so. 

Get yourself a nice Rose' / Blush Wine as discussed above and keep getting 4 oz. glasses of it until about 8 PM. Find a friend to share your experience and solve the problems of the world. When you don't have a need to go get one more of these fine beverages, feel free to stop and look forward to the next daily event, dinner. Wait a bit of time but if you prefer to have another wine next, go right ahead.


Wine Diet Dinner Time 8:00 PM or so


Take a look at your dinner plate. If it is a big plate when empty, consider using a smaller plate that is also empty to begin your dinner hour. Then, fill it up with whatever it is you choose to eat from the type of selections outlined below. You may substitute similar food from nutritional information sources (the Internet is one source) that you may have available. 

It is best to limit meat / fish quantities to about 4 ounces for this meal but please note that I did not do this and I still lost weight. When all is said and done, it will help you to use the small plate and have just one piece of meat / fish on this small/medium plate.  

Your dinner meals should consist of some protein (meat, fish, fowl), some vegetables (salad, peas, green beans, etc.), some starch (beans, potatoes, pasta) etc. Fix up any kind of meat or your type of protein if you are a vegetarian.  

Make sure there is some space on your plate before you begin to eat your dinner. Yes, you can eat more but after one nice plate-full, try not to stuff yourself unless you can't stand it. A helpful way to become full is to have a glass of water before eating and one or two before leaving the table. Once you eat—no more wine for the day.   

Hopefully, you will be able to get by most days without "not being able to stand it." If you get a hunger pang, it may help to remember that the recommended Gertrude Hawk's Dark Chocolate Smidgen is very satisfying at the end of the day before bed. I look forward to it on days that I do not choose to skip it altogether.  

You may find that just paying attention to your weight helps pave the way for weight loss; but admittedly it can be frustrating. The objective here is to not pay attention every day and just lose weight by following the directions.  


Meats, fish, fowl & other dinner items!


When 8 o'clock PM comes along or you are really ready to eat after finishing your day's wine, go ahead and eat your dinner slowly, and enjoy it. Do not speed eat and do not chinch. Depending on the time, you may wish to have another wine rather than eat right away. That is OK!  

When ready to eat; go ahead. It helps to have a lot of parts to your dinner meal as you fill up along the way. Have a light soup and a salad with lots of stuff on the salad such as other vegetables and some fruits and nuts but do not use an especially fattening dressing.  

In other words, look at the calories of the dressing and most of the time, pick something like a nice balsamic vinegar or a light dressing but every now and then let loose and have Blue Cheese or Ranch.  

Sometimes I will put some blue cheese dressing (heavy hitter) on part of my salad and balsamic vinegar on the other part. Have a nice slice of good bread or two. Make sure what you eat tastes good so you feel pleased.  

When I am not compelled to have ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing or any other creamy variety, I often choose to pile salsa or a relish like chili sauce (both reasonably calorie free) on top of a green salad. I like to assure that half of the salad is baby spinach leaves because they have lots more nutrition than plain greens. Mmmmm!!! Spinach of course is not a meat no matter how good it is. The salad should be in its own bowl, not on your dinner plate. If the dressing is fairly light, the salad will not impact your calorie count.  

Check out your own protein intake to make sure you do not hurt your health in any way on your particular Wine Diet. Use your physician as a consultant. We do not claim to be doctors. We do not know the medical facts as a doctor does. A doctor may tell you to do something other than that prescribed by this plan. Listen to the doctor in all cases; not the plan.  

On the up-side, if like me, you have had a difficult time losing weight in your last few years, this wine diet should be very helpful for you. It gives you a blueprint for another crack at attacking an expanding waistline.  

To see what you are doing over time, it always helps to record your experience. Write down your meal contents and the time of day when you ate and share this information with your physician. It will help explain why you are losing weight or why you are not losing as much as you think you should be losing.  

For protein, eat whatever you like as your main course for supper (dinner) after you have had your wine for two hours and you have enjoyed your salad and soup. put your meat and vegetables (green beans, peas, carrots) and pasta (potatoes, beans, light pasta salad) on the same plate unless you are having some spaghetti or a similar pasta. Spaghetti or a major pasta would be better on its own smaller plate. For the main dinner, it is good to use a small 8 to 9 inch plate so that it looks like a lot.  

Enjoy dinner and enjoy the night. Along with a nice dinner a few pieces of high quality bread at dinner with some but not much butter always helps it all seem better. You may also have a small to medium sized dessert and some more coffee or tea to top off the meal.  

When you have finished eating whatever food that you feel is good for you at dinner time, check to see if you are satisfied. You should at least not feel hungry. When you feel OK, in nice weather go watch the Evening Primrose bloom as the sun sets and when you come back in watch  about an hour of TV or whatever you need—no time limit—then go to bed and enjoy your night's sleep.  

If you feel heavy before retiring for the evening, please consider an Alka-Seltzer. They sure help my wife Pat and I when we overeat or eat too close to bed time.  

Retirees may have a different schedule 

Retirees often stay up later than when they were fully engaged in the workplace. My beautiful wife Pat and I like to watch a few TV programs on our way to sleep. Then, when we are not too tired, at 11:30 PM Monday through Friday, we watch Perry Mason together. In fact, we often get through the whole show before we fall asleep. 

Pat is still slim so she does not need a regimen such as the WineDiet.Com formula; but she often chooses to have a wine or two at 6:00 PM to keep her husband company. Plus, she knows that a few glasses of wine or champagne, her personal favorite per day, gives health benefits not provided in normal diets. I want this lady to live forever.  

Regardless of your many potential decisions, it helps to know that eating on this diet is always without regret. When you go to a special event such as a wedding, or a birthday party or a happy hour once or twice a week, enjoy yourself again without regret. Don't skimp! As a rule stay on your diet but on these special occasions, enjoy yourself. It will give you more incentive to stick with your chosen Rose' / Blush Wine Diet.  

I try not to overeat at dinner but I do want to feel filled. I have learned over the years what overeating feels like when I try to go to sleep… You may know the feeling. Overeating makes it tough to go to sleep. In my case, I make sure that I am filled enough to push away from the dinner table.  

I list a dessert above but do not recommend a dessert with dinner. However, if you must have dessert, go ahead and see how it works out for you. Think about keeping it small. My wife likes a small dip of ice cream or sherbet after dinner. Sometimes I join her. 


Final treat of the Day!


Once you have completed your "diet" day and you are getting ready to go off into the sleepy sunset, according to how I practice the wine diet-- the one in which I have lost 62 pounds so far, I encourage you to enjoy two dark chocolate Smidgens from Gertrude Hawk Chocolates. Pop one in at a time and enjoy it for a while. Then pop the other. This should be at the end of the night right before you go to bed.  

You may do this either before or after you watch some good TV such as ME TV! If you fall asleep before having the candy, that is OK. Don’t make it up the next day. If you find a chocolate stain on your pillow, you'll know you fell asleep before you finished one of your smidgeons. If you find a huge chocolate stain in your hand when you wake up, you probably do not need the chocolates. Good night Sweet Pea!  

Check out Smidgens of all kinds in this small sample picture of small little "Clauses" from Gertrude Hawks, a fine Chocolatier.  

Gertrude Hawk Santa Clause Shaped Smidgens

In the past two years, more unconsciously than consciously, I rarely ate between meals and almost every night, I had my dark solid chocolate Smidgen or two or three to cap off the evening. I try to keep it at one but two works fine, and sometimes three is necessary.  

Since Smidgens are so good, any of us can probably eat ten or twenty at a sitting but our diet would not work and we would continually be buying new belts and other clothing. I like dark chocolate best as it tastes great and has special health benefits. I am almost always happy with one or two Smidgens at night but I do cheat every now and then and I go for a third.  

There is rarely a chocolate stain on my pillow or a chocolate stain in my hand in the morning. They are that good. I don't think I could have lost any weight if I had hit double digits continually on the Smidgens. Yet, I was very happy to have the boxes available even though my daily portion was meager. What a great way to end a great day.  

Most of the older third generations in my family do not need the diet weight makeover that I am doing so it seems they can eat chocolate without regret all the time. We keep Gertrude Hawk Smidgens on the table for all gatherings and find few at the end.  

In my nightly retinue, at one time, one nightly Smidgen was dark chocolate with nuts, and the other was plain solid dark chocolate. I am sure that a few Hershey miniatures would do the same trick but I do not like recommending them because Hershey is no longer made in the USA.  

Enough about chocolates & back to wine

When you have had your final dark chocolate treat of the day, feel free to sign off and resume your normal life. But, don't sign off for too long. I hope you come back online each and every morning to help remind yourself that you can do it as long as you follow the regimen. Nothing good diet-wise happens overnight even though we all weigh somewhat less in the morning.  

Once you convinced yourself that you have lost a few pounds, and your particular Wine-Diet is working; stop the checking. Don't check the scales daily anymore! Check your belt once a month or come up with some other way of getting a clue that this almost mindless diet is working for you. God bless you always!  

Nothing worth having in life is easy. Enjoy your weight loss struggle and then you will enjoy your weight loss. But, please do not be impatient and please do not cheat more than you adhere to the principles. It's all for you!  

By the way, each and every day and night, after you finish following the plan, most of you, I suspect, will eventually go to sleep. That, in and of itself is a treat. Knowing that you are knocking off some pounds, makes your sleep even more sweet.  

You may know that W C Fields once said, that sleep "is the most wonderful experience in life; except for drink." Any good diet depends on you getting your share of good sleep. Go ahead and get your nightly ZZZZZZzzzzzssssssss. You deserve them. Amen to all wine diets' brothers and sisters!  

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