How can I cut calories from alcohol?

Dolvett Quince
To cut calories from alcohol: Make a wine spritzer with half the wine and seltzer, or have a vodka cocktail with a twist or with soda water. In this video, I will explain how to avoid lots of sugar when you drink.
Lisa Lillien
Nutrition & Dietetics
Watching your weight doesn't mean having to give up alcohol completely. In this video, Hungry Girl author Lisa Lillien gives waistline-friendly drink and mixer ideas.
Keri Gans
Nutrition & Dietetics
Here are some ways to lower the calories you get from alcohol:
  • Switch from regular beer to light beer.
  • If your drink of choice is made with tonic, switch to club soda instead; if it’s made with cola, order it with diet soda.
  • Order a margarita on the rocks rather than a frozen margarita.
  • Alternate between your alcoholic beverage of choice and a glass of seltzer or water.
  • Before you go out for a drink, have a snack, like a piece of string cheese with fruit, a cup of nonfat yogurt and a piece of fruit, or a slice of cheese with several whole-grain crackers. It will help you drink less.
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