Tip #42

 

Rethink the Drink

It’s easy to forget about the calories in the drink we order, whether it’s an alcoholic beverage or a glass of iced tea. One serving of sweetened tea or a Frappuccino®, for instance, can have 200–250 calories. A glass of wine has only about 120–150 calories, but some mixed drinks can be well over 300 or 350 calories.

Drink plain water or sparkling water with your meals and with your glass of wine. Water helps fill us up, so we tend to consume less alcohol. Skip the fancy cocktails, and opt for a glass of wine, a light beer, a vodka and tonic or a simple martini, without sweet liquors or simple syrups.

— Jaime Brenkus Health Tip 42