Pass on the Cocktails
"With 80 to 150 calories per drink, these can add up quickly," Kinzly said. Talk about empty calories! Some alcoholic beverages are also high in sugar and refined carbs, which keeps insulin levels high. Dr. Fung said this can actually prevent your body from using fat stores as energy.
Drinking alcohol can also lower your inhibitions, which might propel you to make unhealthy food choices. It also makes it harder for you to listen to your body's "I'm full" signals. So if you want to lose body fat, limiting the wine, beer, and cocktails can make a huge difference.