When most people diet, they don't take into account the number of calories in alcohol. Even tho it is clear like water, it is not calorie free like water ;)
While alcohol has calories, what really kills you is what you mix it with! So be careful about creamy drinks, or really sweet drinks, and try to ask for diet cola when you have a rum and coke.
Here are some bad examples.
Pina Colada (6 oz) - 378 Cal
Chocolate Martini (4 oz) - 438 Cal (eek!!)
Long Island Ice Tea (8 oz) - 780 Cal (HOLY CRAP)
Margarita (8 oz) - 280 Cal
A night out with the girls can easily turn into a road block. Sure Chocolate Martinis are delicious, but are they worth the calories?
Here are some better choices.
Gin and Tonic (7 oz) - 200 Cal
Tom Collins (8 oz) - 122 Cal
Bloody Mary (5 oz) - 188 Cal
Appletini (4 oz) - 210 Cal
So next time you go out, you don't have to worry about not having fun, as long as you are prepared. And even tho 200 calories is better than 800 for a drink, remember you are drinking your calories and they will add up fast. :) Maybe plan a work out session that morning to offset :)
What are your favorite drinks? Any on the list?