At the beginning of this year, I decided to consider following a more regimented diet, to not only lose a few pounds, but also preserve my health. The sad thing is that I decided to give up social drinking as part of that plan.
The upside is that although I feel better, I am often times tempted to order a drink when in a social setting. So, just to give me the motivation to fight the urges and stay focused, I decided to do some research about drinking while dieting.
From what I read, there is a clear message that I need to stay away from most alcohol, even if they are labeled as “low-calorie” or “skinny” drinks. The true culprit to most drinks are the “carbs” which are often times overlooked. So, even if I (we) think we are consuming “diet friendly booze” that is not necessarily the case. For a more elaborate explanation, please click here and here.
In the meantime, drink a small glass of wine if you must or simply a tall glass of water with a slice of lemon, lime and orange and call it a day. Happy dieting 🙂