Holidays are the best time for you to wind down, relax, eat, and do many people’s favorite hobby: drink. Everybody needs a little cocktail to celebrate the holidays and to rejoice their time off from work, school, and other responsibilities. However, if you find yourself trying to lose weight, it can be difficult to have your cake and eat it too (pun intended). If you’re in dire need of a little alcohol, there are easy switches you can make to still get your buzz on with little to no consequences later.
If you like Rum and Coke: According to glamour.com, an easy switch up to cut calories is to switch regular Coca-Cola to Diet Coca-Cola instead.
If you like Margarita’s: For all you Real Housewives of New York City lovers, here’s a brand name you will instantly recognize for her savvy alcohol empire. Bethany Frankel’s Skinny Girl margarita mix, which is only 37 calories for one serving. Skinny Girl also offers other low calorie drinks like sangria, mojito’s, pina colada’s, and wine. If you’re interested in looking for the nutritional facts or what flavors Skinny Girl offers, you can go to skinnygirlcocktails.com for more information.
If you like Mimosa’s: If you’re grabbing brunch with a couple of friends and are looking to treat yourself, you can do this easy switch up that will save almost half the calories. Fitnessmagazine.com recommends you switching to a low calorie fruit juice such as Minute Maid Light Orange Tangerine juice instead of regular fruit juice.
If you like Beer: Beer is an alcohol with one of the highest caloric intakes, but there are lighter options to go with if you’re a real beer lover. According to fitnessmagazine.com, Bud Light was nominated the best tasting light beer out there with only 110 calories per serving. The runner up was Sam Adams Light with 119 calories per serving and coming in third was Coors Light with 102 calories per serving.
Counting calories is never particularly fun, especially during the holidays. But if you make these easy changes and try to avoid the overly sugary alcoholic beverages, you’ll be able to enjoy your buzz guilt-free.