Does drinking wine help to lose weight? Is drinking alcohol before bed ok while dieting? I have some good news for you. The first thing experts say when you are about to start your weight loss journey is to limit eating of processed foods, sweets and quit… drinking alcohol. You are also told to avoid calorie-rich foods and start your gym membership as soon as possible. However, drinking wine can be combined with your goal of being healthy and losing weight. You just need to be smart about it though.