Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Drinking and Dieting


When trying to watch your calorie intake, social drinking is a difficult decision. Those calories have no nutritional value at all. But with holidays and family gatherings it's hard to be the one sitting there sipping on a diet 7 up when someone breaks out the beer and seven layer dip.

But you can still have an occasional drink and still be healthy.  Simply choose a drink without a lot of added sugar and calories and keep your drinks to one or two at a party.

I don't know if I could actually be satisfied with 3.5 ounces of wine. But give me an ounce and a half of good whisky with a splash of water, and I'm good for the party. Avoid anything mixed with sugary soda or syrups, and drink a large glass of water for each serving of liquor you consume.

Because that will leave you more calories for dessert. (Such as this light dessert  - a small chunk of fat free angel food cake topped with strawberries, 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream and drizzled with honey, served in an elegant martini glass).


3 comments:

  1. So annoying. Alcohol should be calorie free!! Just unfair!!

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  2. Hari om
    Good planning!
    eyes-on...YAMxx

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  3. If you go with the wine...you can have 2 desserts!! ha!
    I was just thinking about angel food cake this afternoon. That look Delicious!!

    Diana

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