Stay Away From These High Alcoholic Drinks

Trying to get a beach body and still want some party antics on the weekend? Try some of these lighter choices instead of the full fat variety.

Drink wisely

We love to get tipsy in most special occasions these days, it just makes most events more interesting and unless you’re at your nana’s party, you’re likely to be lured with an assortment of high-calorie, low-nutritional value cocktails. If I can’t tempt you to just stick to water or a refreshing green tea then I might as well try guiding you to the lowest calorie alcoholic drinks.

Pure alcohol contains about seven calories per gram, which makes it almost twice as fattening as protein or carbohydrates. This is why it’s important to choose your booze carefully unless you want you’re abs to fade away fast.

Here are some low calorie choices to consider for your next special occasion or next ‘blinder’.

Stick To These Lower Calorie Drinks

340ml Light Beer – 110 Calories

170ml Rum and Diet Coke – 65 Calories

115ml Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay – 90 Calories, equivalent to a slice of sponge.

115ml Dry Champagne – 105 Calories, equivalent to a chocolate biscuit.

170ml Vodka and Soda Water – 65 Calories, equivalent to a small Yorkshire pud.

215ml Gin & Diet Tonic – 115 Calories

Jack Daniels (Single Shot) – 55 Calories

Just A Few Of These And No More

Pint of 5% Lager – 244 Calories, 3 would be equivalent to a subway sandwich.

Pint of 4.5% Cider – 233 Calories

Pint of 4.1% Stout – 210 Calories, equivalent to a large slice of pizza.

Pint of 4.5% Bitter/Ale – 222 Calories

Don’t Drink These Bad Boys

170ml Mud Slide – 560 Calories

255ml Mai Tai – 620 Calories

285ml Margarita – 550 Calories, equivalent to a MCYDS cheese burger and small fries.

285ml Long Island Ice Tea – 543 Calories

340ml PiƱa Colada – 586 Calories, equivalent to 2 MCYDS cheese burgers.

*Same goes for most juice filled cocktails.

Surprising? Well maybe now you know what’s preventing your weight loss after a heavy weekend on the booze. If you drink every weekend it can really damage your fitness and health goals. Try some of these tips to cut down on alcoholic calories.

  • If you do drink every weekend try not having a drop through the week.
  • Don’t binge drink
  • After every drink have a water.
  • Swap the fizzy pop for soda water and lemon.
  • Don’t pre-drink
  • Go out slighlty later than usual
  • Come in slightly earlier
  • Don’t take so much money out and leave your card at home
  • Treat yourself to something you enjoy every time you have less on a night out and keep trying to beat your last result in order to get a treat.
  • Drink non alcoholic drinks.

Hope this helps. All this drink talk has made me hungry and thirsty, time for a green tea.

Alicia D. Walker

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