Choose your liquor! Don’t go for the sugary high-calorie cocktails. Pure alcohol contains about seven calories per gram, which makes it almost twice as fattening as protein or carbs. So it is important to choose your booze very carefully.
See here some drinking tips and low calorie choices to consider when you are out and about and which drinks you definitely should avoid.
- Choosing a light beer will cut an average of 40 calories per bottle.
- When going with a mixed drink, blend the booze with diet soda or fruit juice instead of regular soda.
- Go easy on the shots. Individually they’re low in calories, but the numbers add up quickly if you start downing them in droves.
- Drink a glass of water for every cocktail you have. This will help fill you up so you aren’t drinking alcohol to quench your thirst. Water will also keep you hydrated and minimize the effects of your hangover.
- Stay strong and stick to the pre-determined number of drinks you allowed yourself. Hopefully that number is in the single
- 12 oz. Light Beer – 110 Calories
- 6 oz. Rum and Diet Coke – 65 Calories
- 4 oz. Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay – 90 Calories
- 4 oz Dry Champagne – 105 Calories
- 6 oz. Vodka and Soda Water – 65 Calories
- 7.5 oz. Gin & Diet Tonic – 115 Calories
- Jack Daniels (Single Shot) – 55 Calories
- 6 oz. Mud Slide – 560 Calories
- 9 oz. Mai Tai – 620 Calories
- 10 oz Margarita – 550 Calories
- 10 oz. Long Island Ice Tea – 543 Calories
- 12 oz. Piña Colada – 586 Calories