It’s that time of year where inhibitions lower a bit! It’s safe to say that most people get caught up in the social side of drinking over the festive period!
We love to consume a little alcohol at parties and, why shouldn’t we?
We would be hypocrites to suggest as trainers that we don’t drink and are angels. We even arrange a Christmas Party every year to celebrate and get merry with members.
With our Christmas party being this weekend, I thought I would help people who are coming to our party and anybody who has lots of Christmas parties over the next few weeks.
I can assume you want to enjoy yourself but not pile on the pounds through excess alcohol consumption. Below are a few suggestions that could help you through the festive party period.
What we need to do is to try and swap out the high calorie drinks for lower calorie options.
- Mulled wine (159kcal) for small glass one champagne (89kcal) saving 70kcal per drink
- Rum and coke (170kcal) for rum and coke zero (97kcal) saving 73kcal per drink
- Pint of Peroni (235kcal) for bottle lager (142kcal) saving 93kcal per drink
- Alcopop (253 kcal) for gin and slim line tonic (115kcal) saving 138kcal
The average saving over these 4 example drinks is 94 kcal = same as a big chocolate digestive biscuit.
Small little tweaks can make a huge difference if you are going to be having a few drinks – but at the same time still enjoy yourself and be merry!