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Your Party Guide to Diet-Friendly Drinks


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  • HSM222
    I have been mixing vodka (2 oz.) with coke zero...I think I am going to start doing coconut rum or merlot more often. I have been over doing it though...I just need 1 serving instead of three or four.
  • I love Houlihan's and they offer "skinny" drinks; drinks with only 100 calories. I've tried them a couple of times; had to return them both times. I'll keep trying, they do have quite a few choices.
  • I've been drinking MGD 64 and putting ice in it. Not bad at all.
  • how is coconut rum lower in calories than plain old vodka? Doesn't it have flavour shots or sugar added to it to give the coconutty taste? I love coconut rum and have always avoided it except on vacation because I assumed it was high in calories!
  • Take it from a beer brewer: the color of the beer has nothing to do with the calorie content. Just the color of grain that's used!
  • @Davvik: I think they're not talking by ounce but by serving. Beer is typically served in bigger quantities than wine, as shown in the table.
  • Curious about the Hard Liquor chart??? The article says per 1 oz... the Chart says per 1.5 oz. Which on is it???
  • wait, some beer is less calories per ounce then the wine, so its more diet friendly
  • Thanks for posting the lo-cal cocktail recipes. I didn't know that they actually made sugar free syrup mixes. I can't wait to try these. :-)
  • The article is insightful. I normally drink once a week ( on the weekend) I drink whiskey or gin and chase with no sugar red bull ( 10 calories per serving). I also normally regulate what I eat.

    For Example:
    Breakfast: 2 eggs 2 pieces of Oscar Mayer bacon ( 210- 140(eggs) and 70 (2 slices of bacon)
    Lunch: Ham or Turkey sandwhich: normally runs around 300 calories) and a fruit
    Dinner: Boneless skinless chicken breast: around 150 cal a veggie and mashpotatoes ( another 200 cals at the most) = 350
    So my calorie intake for the day is 900 calories roughly.

    Then I drink at 80 cals a drink and have about 4-5 shots = 400 calories. So I am at 1300 calories.

    I don't know if this is the way you are supposed to do it. But I eat 3 meals that day and drink a lot of liquor. I don't drink beer or mixed drinks.
  • Should have said incomplete not irrelevant because if this helps any of you then it is obviously not irrelevant.
  • Having fun with your friends, a glass of wine with your DH, or a cold beer on a hot day can all be done in moderation! I appreciate the calorie lo-down on the drinks, but did notice the discrepancy (sp?) noted on this article and the SP nutrition tracker.
  • Well I kind of agree that the best diet-friendly choice is water or green tea. But as we are moving towards a healthier lifestyle and not to a monastery, it's good to know the best choices to make when we want to enjoy a glass of wine/beer/alcohol. Does not mean that you can go for it on a daily basis, or forget that moderation is your best friend, or that you can scrap off important food from your nutrition plan to compensate. When you cannot let it just make the smartest choice, have just one, enjoy it and sweat it out. And next time just say no.
  • I usually drink gin when I go to a bar, so I have to be careful with the mixer. It's not like tonic tastes sweet, but there are calories.

    I'm hear to tell you that you CAN have a great time being at the bar without drinking. I've done it many times. It's simply a choice. You can choose not drink, drink in moderation or get trashed! When I go to the bar, I'm there to have fun with my friends and I enjoy the environment. It'd been so long since I'd consumed alcohol regularly, the last time I partied with my friends, I think it only took two drinks before I felt loopy! Sad, but true! LOL! But, I don't like how that feels nor do I like a hangover the next day, so I keep it to a minimum! If I do go to "PARTY," I still tend to taper off as the night goes on so I don't have the ill effects the next day. Also, I have too much to lose to be busted for driving under the influence!

    Have a safe St. Patty's Day everyone!
  • In regards to previous comment about a previous comment: I should have use "his" instead of

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