What to drink when on a diet
Thanksgiving Drinks to Enjoy
- Tequila with fresh lime
Margaritas are generally liked by a lot of people. But this drink is packed with calories and sugar. Depending on how it is made, this drink generally consists of 160 to 400 calories. But if you want to cut down on your calorie intake then have Mexican-inspired cocktail. Have tequila with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Lemon will improve the taste of your drink and help you drink it more slowly.
- Vodka soda with lemon
You will love this drink if you enjoy the taste of cranberry juice. Just avoid tonic water in it, as it adds about 80 calories to your cocktail. Mix soda water with your vodka, which is frizzy in nature but contains fewer calories. To increase the taste of this drink, squeeze some fresh lemon juice in it. Alcohol dehydrates you, but adding soda water to your drink will help you overcome this problem.
- Mojito without syrup
Mojito normally contains 168 calories, but if you ditch the sugary syrup, you will cut down on 40 to 70 calories per cocktail. You can further cut down 100 calories if you mix light rum in it. Increase the quantity of the mint leaves, soda water, and fresh lime in the drinks. This will increase the taste of the drink without increasing the calorie count. Try it with one of our rum.
- Light Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary is a healthy drink to have when trying to lose weight. Premixed bloody mary contains 200 to 400 calories. So make it yourself to keep the calorie count in check. Add 30 ml of vodka with a small portion of fresh tomato juice and add a dash of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces. Avoid loading your drink with too many olives.
- Light beer
Yes, of course, you can have beer when trying to lose weight because not all beer gives you belly fat. Light beer contains 50 fewer calories as compared to regular brews. The lighter the beer, the lighter the calories.
A glass of Rose can be one of the best low-calorie drinks to have when trying to shed kilos. You just have to make sure it is not too sweet and try to stay away from dessert roses, which is high in sugar content. Always look at the label before having any drink - the higher the alcohol content, the higher will be the calorie count. In case you are ordering champagne, always go for brut or extra brut.
- Gin and tonic
It is difficult to avoid tonic water in alcohol, so in order to keep the calorie count low, always choose diet tonic. Regular tonic is loaded with calories, but by choosing the diet one, you will be able to cut down 60 calories per drink. If you want you can swap tonic with sparkling water.
- White wine
White wine is another low-calorie drink to sip on when you are on a weight loss plan. It is best to have dry white wines such as pinot blanc, chardonnay, pinot grigio, and sauvignon blanc as they contain less amount of calories.
- Red Wine
If you're strictly into red wine, always go for the dryer version with a lower ABV (Alcohol by volume). This will keep your calorie count in check. You can have pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, and Syrah.