Did you resolve to lose weight in the new year? That can be a toughie, especially if you like to have a glass — or two — of wine with dinner. But you can enjoy imbibing and still get into shape.
As a sommelier, it is my duty to taste, compare and do wine-and-food pairings. It’s a tough job, I know, but someone has to do it. All these are necessary activities; otherwise, who’s going to believe what I tell them? I'm also an amateur athlete — I exercise quite a bit and have run several half marathons.
So, from that dual perspective, I am here to tell you that getting into shape and staying fit are possible while still enjoying a glass or two of wine.
First, there's the exercise part. I know, it’s easy for me to say, but exercising really is easy. All it takes is a pair of tennis shoes; a sidewalk or path to walk on; and 30 minutes a day. Then, find a wine that fits your taste, food plan and overall caloric intake. You knew that calorie-counting was going to be a part of this, so don’t cringe. I’m here to help you with that.