1.16.2013

Wino Wednesday: Keeping it on the light side...

 
One of the toughest things to do to cut calories when I decide to make the effort is cutting out booze. While I'm no lush, my once or twice a week indulgence can add up fast calorically speaking. Did you know that Guinness is actually one of the better beers for dieters? Look it up, I was surprised too.
 
This week I decided to use my 7•Up TEN from the Resolutions Cravebox to come up with a simple and enjoyable drink that would be under 150 calories. I honestly didn't have alot to work with that was lemon-lime soda friendly but it came out great!

  •  1oz. Smirnoff No. 21 vodka - 69 calories
  • 3 maraschino cherries - 24 calories
  • 1 12oz. can 7•Up TEN - 10 calories
  • and ice of course!
That's only 103 calories! Well below my target.
    If you want more flavor you can add in grenadine at 45 calories per tablespoon—just one would keep it under the 150 calorie mark—but I thought this was so light and girly already it might be sweetness overkill.

    The only trouble is I don't know what to call it! How about you guys leave me some ideas in the comments section? ;)

    What areas do you find difficult to cut out when you're trying to cut back on an out of control calorie count? Did you resolve to lose weight this year? Do you have a favorite light treat that lets you feel indulgent but without feeling guilty?

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