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Alcohol trick

So, I'm 23 and, anthoulgh I AM NOT an alcoholic and don't drink too often, when I do I always worry about the caloires. Everynow and then my girlfriends want to go blow off some steam (after finals or after a big academic week).

Anyhow I just wanted to share a trick I used last night, it helped me drink less, stay hydrated and lower cals.

For every drink or beer I had, I forced myself to order a water, too. I ended up only having about 3.5 beers, but for a WHOLE night of hanging out, that's good. I'm not hungover and I didn't ruin my diet. Yey!

Sat. Jul 7, 1:06pm

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Way to go, and thanks for sharing! Alkie (lol).

Saturday, July 07, 2007, 3:48 PM

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I do the same thing ! it really does make a big difference when you drink a lot of water between the other stuff ! and I also don't have a hangover the next day !

Saturday, July 07, 2007, 5:21 PM

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A good substitue for water is diet 7up or selzer - it's still fizzy so it doesn't feel so flat btwn beers!

Sunday, July 08, 2007, 5:17 PM

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Water between drinks is a good way to cut the calories / save a few bucks / and detour a hangover / I was also told years ago that if you trying to cut calories and still want to have a drink on occasion then drink alcohol that is lighter in color, vodka, light rum or gin, they have less calories then the darker ones, still the calories in alcohol are considered empty calories so if you are trying to lose weight then limiting the amount and drinking water in between was a great choice and if you get to the point where you want to still go out with the friends and give it up completely, most clubs will provide you with free non-alcoholic drinks all night if you are the designated driver , just ask (at least they used to but its been a while since I used to party) Good luck and thanks for the tip

Sunday, July 08, 2007, 5:57 PM

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I drink bloody marys and then a water after each. Granted, bloody mary mix generally has a lot of sodium, but the tomato juice has antioxidants and makes you feel full. After about 2 bloodys and 2 waters, I'm done, several hours have passed and I don't wake up with a horrid hangover.

Sunday, July 08, 2007, 11:44 PM

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I like spicy and a bloody mary is great and if you want to cut calories have it without the alcohol, I ask for extra trimming, it's nice you get a salad and drink all in one, and a water chaser is a great idea to

Monday, July 09, 2007, 2:02 AM

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If you can take a aspriter white wine and club soda ,it cuts the alcohol in half

Monday, July 09, 2007, 6:24 AM

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That's an excellent thing to be doing!

Monday, July 09, 2007, 7:13 AM

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How bad is a margarita or two?

Monday, July 09, 2007, 9:22 AM

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I work at a bar and know that margaritas are the worst! Anything with sweet and sour is actually really bad for you! So many calories and sugar carbs! I have heard that one margarita is equivalent to eating 6 krispy creme doughnuts. Who knows if thats true. But I do not like to get margaritas at restaurants anymore. Some grocery stores have the 1 carb margarita mix that I sometimes buy that I will make if I am really in the mood. But overall, I say no.

Monday, July 09, 2007, 5:40 PM

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