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Lose Weight at the Bar- Drinking Strategies

Have you ever been to a bar, and seen someone really hot, but they always look like they’re drinking? Ever wondered how they are that way even though they’re pounding down the alcohol and still look so good, while you’re working your ass of in the gym, and still have that extra fat!

In the first part of this article, we gave you a list of low calorie alcoholic drinks and a list of unhealthiest alcoholic drinks to watch out for. Here, we give you some smart drinking tips.

Switch with water: After each drink, have a glass of water. It will help to fill you up, so you drink less empty calories. Alcohol dehydrates your body. With lack of water, your metabolism slows down, so you burn fewer calories. So, hydrate yourself with water.

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Eat less before the party: No, don’t starve. But if your intention of hitting the bar is to get tipsy, then you should eat less before drinking. That way, fewer drinks will get you tipsy. Fewer drinks means fewer calories.

Equate to workout: Before you order your next round of alcohol, try to think about how much work it would take to burn it off! to burn a 100 calories, an average person has to jog about 1.5 kms. A glass of red wine is about a 100 calories. Now, you want to order another 4?!

Beat the pressure: Your friends will pressure you to drink, but be stronger than that. Your friends will understand.

Be a poser: If being strong doesn’t work, order a drink that looks like alcohol. Like a dark cola with a slice of lime, or a aerated soda with a squirt of lime. No harm in posing when its good for health!

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Low Sugar Calorie Alcoholic Drinks

Most of you know that alcoholic drinks contain loads of calories and alcohol promotes fat storage in the body. If you didn’t, now you do. But we still enjoy a few drinks. Like food, not all drinks are equally bad. There are some lower calorie options. So watch what you drink at the bar, and it could be less damaging to your waistline. Below is a list of alcoholic drinks that are low calorie and low sugar as well. They are all around 100 calories:

1. Champagne, Red Wine: Per glass, both these drinks contain less than a 100 calories.

2. Diet Lime Vodka: A 30 ml shot of vodka, with diet lime soda and a splash of lime.

3. Gin & Tonic: This classic drink is also low on calories. Better yet, if its diet Tonic.

4. Diet Cuba Libre: A 30 ml shot of rum, a splash  of lime and top off with diet cola.

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Some popular drinks that are loaded with calories are: Long Island Iced Tea, White Russian, Pina Colada. Basically, all large servings of alcohol mixed with sugary juices, cream, liqueurs, etc can bust your weight loss plans.

So, next time you order that drink at the bar, order smart. Watch out for our next part- strategy on low calorie bar drinking!

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo