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Diet Tip: Order Drink Straight Up or On the Rocks

One drink at happy hour can help you unwind after a tough day at work, but these liquid calories add up. Mixers and juices in many cocktails can be especially high in calories. This is an odd piece of dieting advice, but if you prefer hard liquor, order your drink straight up or on the rocks. Sip and savor a high-quality shot of tequila or a whiskey on the rocks, which is about 100 calories. Since the flavor of these alcohols are intense, it should take you a while to drain your glass. You'll end up milking it for the entire cocktail hour or over dinner, rather than kicking back a few rum and cokes. Remember, women should only drink one alcoholic beverage a day, more than that and you could be harming your health.

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ElleJay ElleJay 6 years
LMAO Zulkey, I was thinking the same thing!
Zulkey Zulkey 6 years
PS I was just kidding. I just hate that particular bit of info.
Zulkey Zulkey 6 years
"Remember, women should only drink one alcoholic beverage a day," where is this? in hell?
sundaygreen sundaygreen 6 years
i always have vodka + soda water - it's cheap, it's tasty, it's low cal & it does the job. otherwise, red wine.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Ugh, I hate drinking alcohol on the rocks. Plus, when it's so concentrated like that, it hits me faster and harder. I like to mix my liquor with either seltzer water or diet soda. It doesn't add calories and helps your drink last longer so you can sip it throughout a longer period of time.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I'll stick with club soda. It dilutes the alcohol enough to make it drinkable without adding calories. Straight alcohol would be too much for me.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 6 years
My favorite is is a gin a tonic. My alcoholic indulgence would have to be a really good beer.
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