Two very good friends of ours are engaged and we celebrated at their engagement party last night! There were games, dancing, food, and drinks! Which got us thinking, if we want to stick to our healthy lifestyle this year, how do we pick drinks that keep us on track?
Now there's a really easy answer here. Just drink water you two! That's just not an option. Nope. Not when you're put in a room with a bunch of people you don't know and games are involved.
Classic Gin & Tonic. Did you know there's still the same about of sugar in tonic water as there is in regular soft drinks? So if you're having a high ball and thinking the classic G&T has less sugar over a highball with other soda, bad news. But have you ever tried a Gin & Soda? ZERO SUGAR! Add a splash of lime and a wedge to pretty it up, and you've got a yummy drink with no sugar. This goes for most mixed drinks; vodka soda is also another great choice.
Wine or Beer?
If you're trying to stick to a lower carb and lower calorie diet, choosing wine over beer is the better option for you. And if you really love your beer, but also really want to stick to your diet, choose a light beer during your outings.
These are just a couple options you can take, but always make sure you drink responsibly! Always have a designated driver, or call a taxi. And don't drink too much; no one likes to wake up the next day feeling like garbage. And never drink on an empty stomach!
If you'd like to read a bit more in depth and get some numbers, check out this article by GQ on the best and worst alcohol to drink if you're wanting to lose weight! And if you're not into drinking alcohol, here's an article on best beverage choices by the Healthy Mummy.
We need to address one more thing. If you made a really bad decision and wore 3 inch heels, which you normally do not do, then you need to finish the party off right with a bath bomb in a hot bath to sooth your aching feet! You can purchase our fun bath bombs here in half bomb or full bomb sizes!
Have fun out there and be safe!