Alcohol, If It’s Your Bag: A Guide To Selecting Better Drinks So you’re headed out for a night on the town and are looking to unwind and relax a little. This said, you wonder what the best thing to drink is to maintain your health and fitness plan. It’s a Friday and after 5 days of eating right and exercising, the last thing you want to do is ruin it all. If you really want to maintain your progress, the best bet here is simply no alcohol. Any way you look at it, alcohol is a toxin and is going to contribute unhealthy calories to your day. This said, if you really must drink, it helps to know your options. Here’s what to consider. Vodka And Club Soda If you are looking to skimp on calories , vodka (or rum) is your best bet. At less than 100 calories per ounce, they won’t add too many to your day, provided you use non-calorie mixers. Club soda or diet soda are your best bets here. Be sure to stay away from any other mixers like juice or high sugar syrups. Wine Next up on the list to consider is wine. Wine can be a good option for those who are looking to also reap some health benefits. While the calorie content in wine is a bit more than what’s in vodka, it does contain antioxidants thanks to the grapes it’s made from. Some even say a glass of red wine comes equipped with the same heath benefits as an hour of working out. Just be sure to limit yourself to one small glass to keep those calories under control. Light Beer If you must have beer, make it light beer. You can now purchase varieties that do contain less carbs and fewer calories, making them more diet-friendly. Just do remember that beer does contain gluten and may also have some estrogen inducing properties, so could put you at risk for weight gain in that regard as well. All in all, while it would be great if there was a truly healthy and weight loss friendly alcohol, there isn’t. It’s all about making smart choices and if you do choose to drink, alternating an alcoholic beverage with a non-alcoholic one. If you stick to this list and be sure to stay away from other mixed cocktails, slushy drinks, and any sort of creamy liquor (which is the worst option as it contains alcohol, fat, AND sugar), you should be able to enjoy the odd drink out without ruining your diet plan. About the Author: David Quenneville FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn