Cheers with no calories?

Hi guys! and Happy Norwegian Mothersday to all you moms out there!

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A lot of my clients wants to know how bad alcohol is if you are trying to loose weight. And thats a good question. My answers is usually this: the alcohol in itself is not that bad, unless of course you are doing mixed drinks with a lot soda in it. And of course the amount of drinks will matter. A glass of wine doesn’t have to have that many calories (about 100), but of course there is calories and they should therefor be accounted for. So if you end up having 5 glasses of wine then you are looking at a pretty large dinner of 500 kalories you just took in. Then it is the day after…when the body is busy working away the alcohol it tends to overlook that other work and those other calories so all we eat that next day tend to do more damage than good.

So should we never enjoy a glass of wine? Of course we should. But make it ones in a while and not every night and let it be a glass and not 3… 🙂 And if you are one of those who hates to limit yourself to one glass of wine and would rather do another drink. Here is my favorite drink with almost no calories!

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A Margarita can scarily enough sometimes load up to 1000 calories, but here is how to make it skinnier:

  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) silver tequila
  • 1½ ounces (3 tablespoons/about 1½ small limes) fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons/about ½ of a medium orange) fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon light agave nectar
  • 1 lime wedge or round, for garnish

Or if you want to make it even more easy:

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– Silver Tequila

– a dash cointreau

– a sip tonic water

– lots lots of fresh lime, squeeze the juice in there. I use about two whole limes.

– fill up with ice 🙂

And then if you want to make it really easy and you live in the US…you just get this:

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Cheers, from Johanna 🙂

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