Let me show you how you can utterly sh*tfaced and not put on any weight. Here are the top 8 alcoholic drinks that won't affect your waistline! I've also shared a recipe for each one
So it's no secret that restricting your daily calorie allowance isn't the most fun thing in the world
Unfortunately, liquid calories are one of the easiest ways to put on weight
Think about it, what's going to fill you up more; A cheese sandwich or 2 glasses of wine?
I have zero problem with my clients drinking alcohol, in fact to a degree, I like it! Lifes for living and I'd never be the coach that told my client to put down the bottle
A summers evening without an ice-cold beer or a family dinner on the spring water don't really sound too exciting does it?
So I've put together 10 of the lowest calorie drinks I could find to help you get sh*tfaced all year long and not have to worry about the scales increasing
1. PROSECCO - 70 CALORIES PER 100ml
The Strongbow of the champagne world
I love a prosecco. Plus at only 70 calories per 100ml it's also a ridiculously good choice if you're restricting your calories
With that said a glass of Prosecco is a bit of a "committing drink" in the sense that you have to open a whole bottle to enjoy. So either buy individual mini bottles or flex those willpower muscles until the weekend
Side note: Prosecco was my 2019 Christmas drink of choice and my girlfriend taught her 6-year-old boy how to pour a glass. Hyped up on the promise of presents he lovingly kept me topped up for most of Christmas Eve night
Polar Express has never been so interesting.. and blurry
2. LIGHT BEER - 100 CALORIES PER CAN
If you're a bit of a lad then ordering a light beer in the pub with your mates next might well get you in trouble
Apart from that, light beers are actually really good! Especially on a summers day on a beach somewhere
They also have around 25% less calories than regular beers
The calories mainly come from the alcohol % so lighter beers will have less alcohol per serving
So if you're "out out" - things might get expensive quickly
If you just like the taste of beer you could just go down the 0% alcohol route which is even fewer!
3. VODKA LIME & SODA - 96 CALS
Lovingly known as "the skinny bitch"
If you find yourself some really good quality soda these are actually really good! Super refreshing and cooling on a hot summers day
You will need to add some lemon or lime to add a bit of flavour however
Plus my logic is you're drinking water, which is hydrating? That must decrease the chances of a hangover right?!
Try this recipe next time
4. MOJITO WITH NO SYRUP - LESS THAN 100 CALS
If I see a Mojito I instantly think of a tropical
It might not be quite as exciting drinking one on your sofa on a Tuesday evening in front of Eastenders BUT.. it will help save your waistline
5 - DIET GIN & TONIC - 120 CALS
My go-to drink of choice
I've spent many a camping trip sitting in the back of my pickup with a mug of ice-cold G&T watching the sun go down while critiquing my girlfriend struggle to set up the tent
If you find yourself a really good slimline tonic (the sugary stuff's horrible anyway) - you've got yourself a really low-calorie drink
A great tip is to fill a huge glass with a tonne of ice and fill in the gaps with the liquid
You'll be amazed how long one glass can last you.. plus there's nothing stopping you from simply topping up the glass with tonic throughout the evening
I make mine I use orange peel and rosemary.. but I'm sure Jamie knows what he's doing
6- RUM & DIET COKE - 100 CALS
Rum and diet coke instantly makes me think of my youth
We were all on the rum for some reason
I think it was because we liked the fact it made us feel like pirates..
Anyway, I can't even look at the stuff anymore and there's no point me sharing a video explaining how to combine 2 ingredients so instead I'll tell you a fun fact
Fun Fact: In most parts of Asia, a double rum and coke is more expensive than a triple because coke has to be imported
7 - Rose - 120 CALS
In fairness, red, white and rose all have roughly the same amount of calories per glass
But for 120 calories you don't get a great deal of wine
A 125ml serving will be approximately 120 calories - all are different and the higher alcohol % the higher the calories
The problem with wine is that a small glass will barely touch the sides before you're grabbing your second.. or third
If you've got good willpower and you're not too heavy-handed then a small wine will be nice and light
Spritzers are a good shout too. Check out the video below for a handful of ideas
8 - CHAMPAGNE - 90 CALS
Unless you're P-Diddy you probably won't be on the Champagne as you're "daily drinker"
But next time you're at a dinner party or fancy event, try and opt for the Champagne
It's really light, you can top it up with a variety of mixers, plus if you're at an event.. IT'S FREE!
Screw calories! Free Champagne is always a winner
Side note: On a cruise holiday around Europe myself and a friend stumbled across an art exhibition with free Champagne
We dolled up in our smartest clothes with fake names and pretended to be art snobs
We didn't bid a penny but we did stumble out 3 glasses heavier!
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