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05
Jan

SKINNY COCKTAILS AND TIPS TO HELP KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

New year. New you. Or so you hope. It’s hard to keep those New Year’s resolutions, especially the most popular: losing weight and getting fit. We’ve come up with some skinny cocktails and tips to keep your resolution while still going out on the weekends and having a good time.

 

1-2 Drinks

 Stick to just one or two drinks per day or night. More than that will lower your inhibitions and may cause you to drink too much or overeat greasy foods. (Who doesn’t love drunk pizza?)

If you’re wondering what a “standard” drink is, click here for the measurements of beer, wine, and liquor.

 

Stay Away from Mixed Drinks

 You’d be surprised at how many calories are packed into that Sour Apple Martini you order during happy hour. With tons of sugar and a mixture of liquors that number can add up and also leave you with a wicked hangover.

Stick to simple drinks, like drinking liquor straight or mixing it with club soda. This Skinny Summer Cocktail is refreshing and will get you tipsy.

 

White or Red Wines

 I get it, sometimes at the end of the day you need a glass or two of wine. Try to drink dry white or red wines. Some good white wines to drink are Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. As for reds, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chianti are some good choices.

For a complete list of wines under 120 calories per glass, check out this article from Eat This, Not That!

If you’re looking for sangria that isn’t packed with calories, this White Sangria recipe will curb your craving.

 

Light Beer

 It’s still football season and it’s nice to have a beer with friends. Instead of choosing your favorite craft beer, try a light beer instead. With much fewer carbohydrates and calories, you’ll be able to stick to your New Year’s resolution.

 

Straight Liquor

 It’s hard to know exactly what you’re ordering when at a bar. Order liquor on the rocks, whiskey or plain vodka is a great choice. If you can’t handle straight liquor, get a vodka and club soda. (Club soda will be a life saver this year for mixing with all kinds of liquors.)

 

In Lieu Of…

If you’re still looking for fun cocktails to make at home, here are some skinny cocktails that are easy to make and low calorie.

 

Refreshing Tequila Cocktail 

 Instead of going for a margarita, try tequila, apple, and coconut pineapple water to satisfy your craving.

 

Skinny White Wine Spritzer 

 Four simple ingredients, dry white wine, lime seltzer, strawberries, and lime. Feel free to have two of these!

 

Cherry Bomb Skinny Cocktail 

 If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, this cocktail is the one for you. Instead of using granulated sugar, the recipe calls for 0-calorie Truvia instead.

 

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