Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you have to sip water out of a martini glass or duck and dodge the booze completely. When it comes down to staying in shape, it’s all about calorie counting. The motto here is to keep it Simple Not Sugary. While we all at home enjoying DJ D Nice’s Club Quarantine and virtual zoom nights in with friends, its customary to want to have a drink in hand to bring a bit of normalcy to our stay out home orders.
Did you know many of your favorite types of spirits are zero carbs? Your tequila, vodka, whiskey, and gin are perfectly okay to enjoy while on your fitness or health journey. Start by ditching the mixers, juices, sodas, and liqueurs that add unnecessary calories and sugar to the equation.
Generally speaking, if you’re looking to cut back and trim down you probably should cut out alcoholic beverages all together. But then again there’s always the weekends, virtual Sunday brunches and a course those nights in on IG Live. If you’re going to drink do it right. A simple shot of alcohol without the chaser is always a safe bet.
This article will dive into what drinks you can order without packing on pounds and losing your girlish figure.
- Vodka + Soda
Vodka has the lowest calories out of all spirits, with only 97 calories once you add seltzer water. Its original use was for medicinal purposes as a disinfectant to treatment wounds. Vodka is considered heart healthy due to its qualities that include blood flow and circulation in the body. It’s also a great stress reliever, even more so than red wine.
- Red Wine
At only 123 calories it’s not only a safe bet to grab a glass of red wine due to not having a hangover. But an even better one because of its antioxidant properties. The phrase goes “A glass a day keeps the doctor away” and that’s simply because it helps fight inflammation, blood clotting, and can reduce heart disease and cancer.
Looking to boost your mood? This 80-calorie drink is your go-to. The magnesium, potassium, and zinc it contains gives off a naturally buoyant feeling. It’s lower in calories then all spirits and both red and white wine.
- Gin + Tonic
Feeling bloated? Gin and Tonic with a slice of lime it is. With only 114 calories it’s low in sugar, great for joint pain and also has been proven to be the best drinks for diabetics. It’s one of the only spirits that rarely cause a hangover.
- Traditional Margarita
Staying happy and healthy is easy when it comes to Tequila. At only 124 calories a traditional margarita has little calories, carbs and sugar. The recipe is made of one ounce of lime juice and a shot of tequila. The lime juice alone provides 13 percent of vitamin C recommended for your daily intake. Cut the triple sec and stick to straight lime juice.