Enjoy Cocktails and Not Fall Off Track – Jillian Kaplan

It’s the weeeeeeekeeeend and for many of you that may mean spending time with friends, maybe with a few?cocktails?all around? Here are a few tips to stay on tracks if you want to enjoy a drink or two! If you wonder about a specific drink, just google it!!!
Let’s start with what NOT to get:
a FOUR ounce Pina Colada has 28g sugar!! maaaaybe not.
1.5 ounce shot of creme de menthe 21g sugar!
6 ounce mudslide has over 20g sugar & 550 calories!
Cutting out the beer and wine and sticking to hard alcohol can be helpful. Hard alcohol contains no sugar or carbs. Even though it’s made from natural sugars, fruits, grains, sugarcane and berries, those sugars are converted to alcohol during the fermentation and distillation process. Stick with straight alcohol, though. Cocktails and mixed drinks will be full of sugary sodas and fruit juices. Hard alcohol does, however, contain calories, so anyone on a weight loss plan needs to be careful when it comes to alcohol intake.
-Gin
-Rum (not flavored!!)
-Vodka (not flavored!!)
-Whiskey
-Tequila
The mixers & and flavored versions of these alcohols DO have added sugar though so “man up” and drink it straight lol.
BUT DON’T GET CRAZY, PEOPLE!!!
Among other things, here is one red flag to keep in mind:
After your first drink, your body starts to get rid of the alcohol quickly because it sees it as dangerous, it wants to use it as fuel. This means your body will significantly blunt fat-burning close to 75% after just one and a half drinks. And it will stop using carbs for energy. Therefore, although very little alcohol will be stored as fat, the fat and carbs you are eating have an increased risk of being stored as fat

For more recipes check out:?http://www.glamour.com/gallery/5-best-low-calorie-cocktails

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