Monday, December 10, 2012

Empty Liquid Calories

This article talks about the fact that calories from our favorite alcoholic beverages are just as empty as sweetened drinks and sodas.

At this point we've heard that a glass of red wine each day can be good for us but during the holidays we often drink other types of alcohol and potentially in greater quantity. An easy way to slow down is to first of all arrive to the dinner or party hydrated. Drink a couple of glasses of water before. Enjoy water either with or instead of your appetizer at dinner. Then have a glass of water (fresh or bubbly) to sip on between drinks - if you're having more than one drink.

You can also use the hoe down trick I mentioned in another post concerning holiday treats. Hoe downs will help burn off carbs and thus calories. You can find that post here.

The problem with excess carbs and calories can come in if you're extremely insulin resistant. Insulin resistance and the inertia it can create when we're trying to lose weight is something I'll talk about in future posts.

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