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Alcohol Tips and Suggestions

Alcohol Tips and Suggestions 

  • Hard liquor on the rocks with club soda and lime, lemon, mint sprig, a cherry, orange slice or an olive avoids the added calories in a mixed drink and takes a little longer to finish.
  • Choose diet soda or diet juice as your base, if you want a sweeter mixed drink.
  • Consider just having a “mocktail,” such as a diet soda or non-caloric sparkling water (not tonic water) with a fun fruit slice and maybe even a festive umbrella for flare makes the drink feel special. You could even add a tiny splash of grenadine for color.
  • Wine is a good choice for something you can savor slowly.
  • Beer should be light, ultra or whatever the low-cal version is.
  • Calories in a light beer, 5 ounce glass of wine, or 1 1/2 ounce shot are comparable.
  • Focus on slowing down (table, glass, chair!) to make drinks last longer. If it will be a long night, definitely alternate between alcohol and a calorie-free beverage (preferably water). You should always stay well hydrated, especially since alcohol is a diuretic.
  • Alcohol can stimulate appetite, so enter the evening well-nourished with a balanced meal. Beware of appetizers and bar snacks—if you realize you are truly hungry, make yourself a small plate or napkin and use table, plate, chair to mindfully eat and enjoy.

 

Top 5 Low-Calorie Cocktails 

#1. LIGHT BEER (12-ounce bottle):

  • Calories: 110
  • Carbs: 6.6 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0.9 grams

#2. CHAMPAGNE (4.2-ounce glass):

  • Calories: 81
  • Carbs: 1.2 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0.2 grams

#3. RED or WHITE WINE (4.2-ounce glass):

  • Calories: 100
  • Carbs: 4 gram
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams

#4. JACK DANIELS (single shot):

  • Calories: 98
  • Carbs: 0 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams

#5. VODKA (single shot):

  • Calories: 96
  • Carbs: 0 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams

How Many Calories Does Alcohol Contain?

Pure alcohol contains about 7 calories per gram, which makes it nearly twice as caloric as carbohydrates or protein (both contain about 4 calories per gram) and only just under the caloric value for fat (9 calories per gram).

Source and article:  How Alcohol Affects Weight Loss – ShapeFit.com

http://www.shapefit.com/alcohol-calories.html