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Cheers to the festive season!
It’s not uncommon to knock back a tipple or two at meals during the holidays. Sure, there’s a calorie count tagged to those extra cocktails but you can counter them by simply eating less right?
Well, we’ve got news for you. Alcohol contains seven calories per gram - that’s three more calories per gram as compared to carbohydrates or proteins. And just two calories per gram less than fats. Throw in the mixers and you’ve got a calorific concoction on hand.
Plus, you get a double whammy when you replace meals with these ‘empty liquid calories’. The lack of proper food to stabilise blood sugar levels and provide satiety, coupled with alcohol’s ability to trigger the hormones that lead to stimulated appetites, makes for a diet deal breaker.
Beer, whiskey or cocktail fan? Whatever your choice, Eve shares her top tips on how to imbibe wisely to minimise health risks while sneaking in a little nutrition!
We can’t overemphasize the importance of drinking up – water, that is! – before, during, and after a drinking session.
2. Choose lower calorie beverage options
Not all drinks are created equal. Here’s a brief guide on your best bet if you’re watching those calories:
Distilled spirits with 40% ABV
3. Minimise extra toxins
While it sure doesn’t taste like poison, alcohol is a toxin. Your liver has to work extra hard to process the alcohol and get it out of the system. To give your liver a bit of a break, avoid other toxins or artificial ingredients in your beverage by: