LJCARPENTER: Wow, we drink fresca and vodka too!!! Very refreshing, no?
ALL: I struggle with this myself. I have gotten a few good drink ideas though, definitely vodka with fresca, but also enjoy vodka with crystal light (if you are drinking at home mix two shots vodka with crystal light in a giant nalgene bottle and it works perfectly! I add slices of starfruit to keep it fun and to give me something more healthy to snack on when I get buzzed). I also heard from a bartender to do vodka and water with a lime and add a sugar substitute pkg. This kind of counteracts the whole dehydration part since you are at least taking in water. :)
I definitely think drinking one tall glass of water between drinks helps and trying to avoid eating out afterwards is key...if you can at least go out with a friend who is also concerned about weight you can work together to avoid that temptation.
I agree with whoever posted the comment about eating healthy on a drinking day, but of course I learned the hard way that even that can't always save you. I went out a few months ago and really kept it low-key all day to save room for a sausage & beers at a ball game and ended up getting really really sick! I think the best plan is to eat healthy all day and then maybe have a slice or two of whole wheat toast (I love Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread) to fill up your stomach before you go out.
Hope this helps...and I will have to check back in with you all for more great advice, keep it up & cheers!!!
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