Drink in the Facts about Cocktails
Many people erroneously believe that the good news about the health benefits of alcoholic beverages like wine and beer gives them carte blanche to go on a bender. And with Spring Break coming up, it's all the more tempting to drink up on the beach. If the drinks are on you, then make sure they don't end up on your waistline by making bad choices. A good rule of thumb if you're going to imbibe is to remember that as the alcohol content increases, so do the calories. Take the ultra-alcoholic Long Island Iced Tea. An 8-ounce serving will cost you a whopping 780 calories! Pair a high-alcohol spirit with a high-calorie mixer like pina colada mix, chocolate liqueur and cream-based liqueurs, and you've got a diet buster.