Are you trying to have a beach body and still want some party antics on the weekend? Try some of these lighter options instead of the whole variety.

drink wisely

We love to get drunk on most special occasions these days, it just makes most events more interesting and unless you’re at your nana’s party you’ll probably be drawn to a variety of cocktails high in calories and low in nutritional value. If I can’t tempt you to stick to water or a refreshing green tea, I might as well try to steer you toward lower-calorie alcoholic beverages.

Pure alcohol contains about seven calories per gram, making it almost 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 fast.

Here are some low-calorie options to consider for your next special occasion or your next “blinder.”

Stick to these low-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 cake.

115 ml dry champagne – 105 Calories, equivalent to a chocolate chip cookie.

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

215ml Gin & Diet Tonic – 115 Calories

Jack Daniels (single shot) – 55 calories

Just some of these and no more

Pint of 5% Lager – 244 Calories, 3 would equal 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.

285ml Long Island Iced Tea – 543 Calories

340ml Piña Colada – 586 Calories, equivalent to 2 MCYDS cheeseburgers.

*The same goes for most juice-filled cocktails.

Amazing? Well, maybe now you know what’s stopping you from losing weight after a boozy weekend. If you drink every weekend, you 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 take a drop during the week.

  • do not drink excessively

  • After each drink take a water.

  • Swap out the soda for sparkling water and lemon.

  • don’t drink before

  • Go out a little later than usual

  • come in a little earlier

  • Do not withdraw 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 last result for a prize.

  • Drink non-alcoholic beverages.

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

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