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Research Proves Wine Does, In Fact, Make You Sexy
VinePair Staff@VinePair July 21, 2015 http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/research-proves-wine-does-in-fact-make-you-sexy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b9391e201-December_23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b9391e201-44820233
Wine makes you sexyImagine a magical elixir that makes you more attractive to yourself and your date, helps you slim down, and gets you in the mood. Look no further than a glass of vino. Wine has a multitude of health benefits, including strengthening your heart and possibly lowering people’s risk for diabetes, but where wine really shines is in the department of attractiveness. Let’s look at all the ways wine can bring out your inner sexiness.
We’ll start with the best news you’ve heard all summer: wine can help you drop a few pounds (or prevent you from putting on more). Drinking a glass of wine or two is said to help curb cravings for more unhealthy foods, like junk snacks and large servings of pasta. The fact of the matter is that wine is often lower in calories than a lot of so-called “bad” foods, and has other nutritional benefits. This is particularly relevant when it comes to those late night munchies before bed. Instead of tearing through your kitchen for leftovers and packs of M&M’s, have a glass of wine. It’s way lower in calories than a snack raid, and the much healthier “indulgence” will prevent you from wanting to eat more.
When it comes to dating, wine both ups your inner confidence and makes you more attractive to other people. Let’s say you’re on a date and you’re kind of nervous – hey, it happens! A few glasses of wine will relax you, bringing out your best qualities. Most importantly, you’ll be content with yourself. Being relaxed and happy with yourself is sexy, and we’re not just telling you that. Studies confirm that as you relax with a glass of wine, your facial muscles loosen, your pupils dilate, and your face flushes ever-so-cutely – all evolutionarily desirable traits to potential mates.
Wine makes you sexySo, you look great, your date thinks you’re a 10/10, now what can wine do for you? Put you in the mood, of course! Smelling wine can put you in the mood, because as we know, aromas trigger memories. Pleasant “memory aromas” in your wine can transport you to a beautiful beach or a lush Italian vineyard. Think about it – would you be excited and turned on if your date took you somewhere gorgeous and exciting, like hot-air ballooning over an apple orchard? Well, smelling a glass of wine can have the same effect. So when it comes to getting yourself in the mood, make sure to give your wine a nice big sniff.
Wine also increases your sex drive. A group of Italian researchers found that compounds in wine arouse women. As for men, arousal has to do a lot with testosterone. Typically, when a man urinates, he rids himself of testosterone due to an enzyme called UGTb17. However, red wine blocks the enzyme, keeping him in the mood.
By the time you and your date get home, you might be headed straight for bed. Just remember to keep your weight loss regimen in check with your nightly glass of wine.
Why is it that we tend to foster the very opposite of what it is we say we want? Here's a practical example: men will often say they would like to see their wife trading in baggy comfy PJ's for some figure flirty lingerie. However, for Christmas what was it that many women received in those decorative boxes under their trees? You guessed it, oversized flannels or fluffy pajama pants. And wait, there's a bonus...they had cartoon characters splattered all over them too. "How Romantic do I look now sweetie?" Men, if you wanted to see your woman in pretty lingerie, why didn't you go and purchase some for her? Nearly all ladies that I know, are looking for some thought and effort, when it comes to receiving presents from their significant other.
Another paradox can be found in nighttime eating. Now I'm not intentionally picking on men here, but again they just happen to be repeat offenders when it comes to this. Guys are usually the first to notice, and even commit the unpardonable act of mentioning when their gal puts on a few extra pounds. Yet, who is it bringing home the late night subs, pizzas, wings, even the chocolate treats? That's right, it's the men. The best is when guilt trips are used to manipulate you into giving in to the late night binge. You'll hear things like, "come on, you're no fun anymore. Let's go get an ice-cream or milkshake". Whatever is wrong with this picture??
Is it as simple as we don't know what we really want? Or, does it go deeper than that? Perhaps the images & ideals of our culture and society have been projected into our thinking. Is it possible that we say we want thin hard bodies, sensually clothed because our minds have been so inundated with those images; while our actions prove the very opposite to be true?? Do cuddly cozy clothes, and consuming comfort food together trump all others in the end?
In my opinion it certainly does have its place. Having said that, there is definitely something to be said for staying in shape, and sprinkling your relationship with a little added flavor now & then. It will help to keep those fires kindling. I am a firm believer that when you look better, you will feel better too.
Now that the holidays are over, get rid of the extra cookies and candy. Throw all of the junk food out. Make a decision that you are going to go after the healthier, leaner you that you are striving for. Work hard at it, even if you have to go it alone, passing on the late night meet & eats. Start off by wearing more fitted clothes when you exercise. This helps you to see your muscles at work, as well as allowing you to keep a realistic view of where your body is at, keeping in mind your goal; and strategies for achieving it. Remember, the only thing standing in between you and your goal is ultimately YOU. Every TRANSFORMATION, began with a first step. Take yours today!
Hit the Reset Button!
Precisely, what does “reset” mean? Dictionaries define “reset” as--
1. To set again: reset a broken bone.
2. To change the reading of: reset a clock.
3. To adjust (reset interest rate of a loan).
As computer/device users we readily accept “reset a password” as a way to change/adjust/start-again. For Daylight Savings Time, we know that we have to reset our (old-fashioned) clocks….back in the fall; ahead in the spring. Yes….It is easy to reset something mechanical---something that is apart from oneself.
Choosing to reset something personal is something else….like hitting the reset button on bad habits, health needs, relationships, overcoming adversities, etc. We do know (intuitively) when we are in need of hitting our own reset button. As we begin another new year, it is timely to hit our own reset button!
I especially liked something “Your-Dictionary” included in their definition of “to be reset.” They added this to the reset term: the plant that is replanted, and accordingly, has new potential…to grow, to become, to change from what was to something else. I could wax on about blooming where we are planted, yet that is just a part of the reset--- First we choose to hit that reset button for one’s own well-being---like a solid declaration; then we define the new path to walk going forward—what is necessary to recreate ourselves, developing the disciplined new habits, new ways, renewed commitment. We choose to begin again, in different, changed, better ways. (Who, What, Where, When, How and Why). That is what hitting the reset button in our personal lives means. Pressing that reset gives us the chance to be replanted, together with the choice to grow forward!
Bonus: Here’s a link to a Wiki-Know-How page showing 5 Ways to Recreate Your Life.
Claire Knowles is a 2-time Amazon best-selling author, in-demand Speaker and Business Leadership Consultant, helping Leaders (especially women leaders) and their Teams become the most effective they can be at accomplishing their goals (together). www.ClaireEKnowles.com 716-622-7753
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