Are you trying to have a beach body and still want to have fun with the parties on the weekend? Try some of these lighter options instead of the full variety.
We love to get drunk on most special occasions these days, it just makes most events more interesting and unless you’re at your grandma’s party you’re likely to be drawn to a variety of high-calorie cocktails. and of low nutritional value. If I can’t tempt you to limit yourself to drinking water or a refreshing green tea, then I might as well try guiding you towards the lower calorie alcoholic beverages.
Pure alcohol contains around seven calories per gram, making you nearly twice as fattening as protein or carbohydrates. That’s why it’s important to choose your drink carefully, unless you want your abs to fade quickly.
Here are some low calorie options to consider for your next special occasion or next ‘blindness’.
Stick to these low calorie drinks
340 ml of light beer – 110 calories
170 ml rum and Diet Coke – 65 calories
115ml Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay – 90 Calories, equivalent to a slice of sponge cake.
115 ml of dry champagne – 105 calories, equivalent to a chocolate cookie.
170 ml of vodka and soda water – 65 calories, equivalent to a small Yorkshire pudding.
215ml Gin & Diet Tonic – 115 Calories
Jack Daniels (single serving) – 55 calories
Just some 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 cheeseburger and small fries.
285 ml Long Island Iced Tea – 543 calories
340ml Piña Colada – 586 Calories, equivalent to 2 MCYDS cheeseburgers.
* The same goes for most juice-filled cocktails.
Surprising? Well maybe now you know what is preventing your weight loss after a heavy weekend on alcohol. If you drink every weekend, it can really hurt your health and fitness goals. Try some of these tips to cut down on alcoholic calories.
- If you drink every weekend, try not to have a drop during the week.
- Don’t drink to excess
- After each drink, drink a water.
- Swap the soda for club soda and lemon.
- Do not pre-drink
- Leave a little later than usual
- Come in a little earlier
- Do not take out so much money 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 latest score to get a treat.
- Drink non-alcoholic beverages.
I hope this helps. All this talk about drinks has made me hungry and thirsty, it’s time for a green tea.