College students across the nation are notorious for binge drinking. But do you really know how many calories you’re drinking? Depending on the alcohol content, just ONE OUNCE of vodka can have anywhere from 60-80 calories. Yikes.
Ways to cut calories while still having a good time:
- Use diet sodas instead of regular. Sugary chasers are hundreds of calories and may even make your hangover worse!
- Drink light beer
- Drink wine
- Use low-calorie mixers
- Make cocktails using light lemonade, light cranberry cocktail juice etc.
- Try these new, ready-to-drink Skinnygirl Cocktails!
- Drink a Bloody Mary, it only has about 120 calories!
- Rum and DIET Coke
Many regular beers
have over 100-200 calories
per 12 oz. Drinking a light beer instead can save you roughly 100 calories!
- Budweiser Select 55 -55 calories
- Becks Light -65 calories
- Pabst Extra Light Low Alcohol- 67 calories
- Bud Light- 110 calories
- O’Doul’s- 70 calories
is another way to cut calories while drinking. When it comes to wine, a serving is five ounces. Having a glass of Gamay, a red wine, only has 115 calories per serving. If you prefer white wine, try a glass of Riesling, which has only 118 calories per serving.
If you’re going to drink heavily, make sure you exercise before going out! Try cutting calories throughout the day to make up for the hundreds of empty calories you’ll be consuming that evening! Skip dessert, and have carrots instead of chips.
are very high in sugar and calories. The average long island iced tea has over 700 calories! Most likely your lunch had less calories than that! If you’re a fan of Mike’s Hard Lemonade
, be aware that each bottle has 220 calories! Try drinking Mike’s Lite Hard Lemonade
instead, with less than 100 calories per bottle!
Try to stay away from thicker mixed drinks like pina coladas! Try some of these recipes
. Check out this Pina Colada Cooler:
Pina Colada Cooler
1 1/2 ounces coconut-flavored rum
3 ounces pineapple juice
4 ounces sparkling water
1 tablespoon of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut Lite (found in the drink mixers section of many supermarkets)
Pour ingredients over ice and stir.
is another low-calorie flavorful beverage popular among weight watchers. You can find other skinny cocktail recipes online!
After a long night of partying, your body needs to sweat; so make sure you get to the gym ASAP!