Unfortunately, along with resisting the temptation of holiday treats, there’s also the temptation of celebrating with champagne, wine, eggnog or other holiday favorites. Alcoholic drinks are not calorie-free. In fact, alcohol yields 7 calories per gram. A 12-ounce glass of wine will provide about 90 calories. A glass of spiked eggnog is about 300 calories! If you want to stay true to your nutrition program, you shouldn’t consume any alcohol, as it interferes with the metabolism of nutrients and maystimulate your appetite. If you choose to drink alcohol, try to limit yourself to one serving. You can also try alternating alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic ones. The best thing you can do for yourself is to not consume any alcohol.
Keep in mind, there will be many times in life when you may want to celebrate or socialize with a drink or two. This is a great time to develop healthy habits for developing and maintaining your weight loss goal. If you’re interested in a Diet Center program specialized just for you, visit Rosalie Schiappacasse, MS, MSW, at Nutritional & Behavioral Care. We offer health assessments, nutritional and behavioral counseling, as well as psychotherapy. Call us at 203-529-0594 or stop in at 158 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT.