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).


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

  2. Hari om
    Good planning!

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



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