generalrecipeQuick Tips to Lesson Your Calorie Intake While Drinking

You can still drink & be healthy. & you can enjoy a drink without piling on weight – you just need to know which drinks won’t go straight to your beer belly…

Quick ways to lesson your calorie intake while drinking SPIRITS:

  1. Drink it straight (no mixer = no carbs, no added sugar, perfect for Keto friendly diets). Pure forms of alcohol like whiskey, gin, tequila, rum and vodka are all completely free of carbs. Wine & light beer are also generally low in carbs
  2. Order your mojito (or other sugary cocktail) without sugar or simple syrup.
  3. Drink the classic cocktails with high alcohol, low sugar: Martinis, Negronis, Old Fashioneds, Bloody Marys
  4. Choose a spirits brand with a LOWER PERCENT ALCOHOL. The less the alcohol percentage, the less calories appear in the drink.
    1. a bottle of 80 proof vodka (40% alcohol) has 64 calories per 1oz, while a bottle of 100-proof (50%) arrives at 82 calories per 1oz.

  5. Switch out your usual mixer for soda water, diet tonic water, or even… well water. add a lime or lemon or orange peel and you’re good to go.
  6. Drink a vodka based beverage, its the spirit with the lowest calories. 
  7. Order (& drink) a glass of water with every round. 
  8. Get a Hard Seltzer: these have remarkably low calories.

Quick ways to lesson your calorie intake while drinking BEER:

  1. Buy light beer: Heineken Light, Coors Light
  2. If you cant do light beers, order a Guinness, they have less calories than most beers. 
  3. If you’re out, order (& drink) a glass of water with every round of beer. 
  4. Try low to zero alcohol beers… this market is really evolving and some great products are turning up. 


Quick ways to lesson your calorie intake while drinking WINE: 

  1. Try Prosecco instead of champagne.
  2. Opt for DRY WINES. Avoid sweet wines.
  3. dry reds include pinot noir, merlot and cab.
  4. dry whites include pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc & pinot grigio. 
  5. Stock up on a weekly basis.