By Nutritionist Blogger Jeni Tackett, RD, LD
As we attend parties this holiday, let’s be mindful about what we drink. Little sips can add up fast!
Alcohol contributes calories to our diet AND decreases our judgment … causing us to eat more.
My advice: If you are going to drink alcohol, opt for a lower calorie option such as light beer or wine.
Drink a glass of water after you drink an alcoholic beverage to reduce your overall intake.
And remember – as you look at the calorie counts for typically-sized beverage servings below – that 3500 calories = 1 pound of weight gained. Eggnog alone could do it by New Year’s!
|Meet Jeni Tackett, Let’s Move Quad Cities Nutrition Blogger. Jeni is a registered and licensed dietitian for Unity Point-Trinity and Two Rivers YMCA. Jeni counsels her clients on weight loss and nutrition. You can read Jeni’s bio and other blog posts by clicking here.|