‘Tis the season for Christmas parties, entertaining friends, and visiting with family - all of which may include some celebratory drinking! If you’d rather not gain 10lbs over the holidays, here’s a quick guide to help you choose the lowest-calorie drinks, as well as a few tips to help you recover from ‘one too many’!
Calories in Alcohol:
Gin (1oz) - 65 calories
Rum (1oz) - 65 calories
Vodka (1oz) - 65 calories
Whiskey (1oz) - 65 calories
Sparkling Wine (4oz) - 92 calories
Red Wine (4oz) - 83 calories
White Wine (4oz) - 77 calories
Coors Light (355ml) - 102 calories
Bud Light (355ml) - 110 calories
Corona (355ml) - 135 calories
Heinekin (355ml) - 150 calories
Molson Canadian (355m) - 153 calories
Guinness (pint) - 207 calories
Don’t forget the calories in your mixes:
Egg Nog (250ml) - 343 calories
Coke / Coca Cola (355ml) - 140 calories
Tonic Water (355ml) - 124 calories
Ginger Ale (355ml) - 120 calories
Club Soda / Sparkling Water - 0 calories
And, in case you had ‘one too many’...
- Drink LOTS of water - before, during, and (especially) after drinking.
- Get out for a walk or, even better, drag yourself to the gym! Although you might not feel like getting off the couch, even a short brisk walk will have you feeling 100% better, and ready to take on the rest of your day.
- Whip up a banana-orange smoothie for breakfast; the potassium in the banana and milk, and the vitamin C in the orange juice will help to rebalance your electrolytes and detoxify your system.