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Diet-Smart Drinking

It is certainly the season for tips on drinking!  For those on a diet or simply calorie conscious, NYC dietician and best-selling author, Tanya Zuckerbrot, offers five common sense suggestions:


  1. Lighten your usual drink – use club soda as a mixer with spirits.
  2. Wine diluted with club soda, called a spritzer, is only 50 calories.
  3. Avoid calorie-loaded mixed drinks such as a margarita which can add up to 450 – 600 calories
  4. Sip wine and spirits.  They’re about 90 calories per drink each.
  5. If you plan to have more than one drink, alternate with water or seltzer.  For one drink, she suggests sipping a martini, which is about 160 calories for a 2.5 ounce drink.


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