Posts Tagged ‘calories in alcohol’

Put the Brakes on Holiday Booze

The holidays are full of rich foods and tempting goodies. But we tend to forget about other temptations – booze! Somehow the holidays give the green light to imbibe … night after night.  This takes a toll on our energy levels, motivation to exercise and eat healthy as well as our weight and overall health. With…

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Skinny Tips for Eating Out

With the warm weather starting to emerge, every city girl is ready to sport her new summer dress, strappy sandals, and hit the town with her friends. Even throughout the year, friends always want to catch up over dinner or drinks. Unfortunately, being social and trying to stay slim and healthy doesn’t always come hand-in-hand.…

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Put the Brakes on Booze to Lose

Are your nights and weekends filled with social or business commitments like client dinners, a date, Saturday night with friends followed by a Sunday brunch? What do all these events have in common? Alcohol! You may be careful with what you eat and try to exercise on a regular basis but sneaky liquid calories can pack…

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Control Booze to Slim Down

Are your nights filled with social and business commitments?  Business dinner Tuesday night. Drinks after work Wednesday night with the girls.  Match.com date Thursday night. Dinner (and drinks) with another date Saturday night. Brunch with a mimosa or two on Sunday. What do all these events have in common? Alcohol! You’re careful with what you…

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Top 10 Diet Pitfalls

You are diligent with your diet (or so you think) and exercise on a regular basis … yet the scale doesn’t budge. Chances are that you are not being quite as virtuous as you think. Check out these common diet pitfalls.

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How Large is Your Cocktail?

So you only had “two glasses of wine” or “one martini”. Do you have any idea as to the size of your drink … or the calories for that matter? A glass of wine can have as few as 80 calories or as many as 200. And how about a martini for 600 calories? The calories from alcohol can add up quickly. Read on to learn more…

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Don’t Let Summer Parties Pack on the Pounds

The arrival of summer brings a flurry of social activities – pool parties, beach parties, BBQ’s, rooftop parties, birthdays (why are so many birthdays in summer?), etc. And of course all of these get togethers revolve around food and/or booze. While it is great to spend time with friends, neighbors and family, if you aren’t careful, these parties can start to pack on the pounds. By the time Labor Day rolls around, your muffin top will be spilling over your bathing suit.

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Are You a “Boozing Businessman?”

If your job necessitates that you meet clients for drinks or dinner on a regular basis, you know too well how alcohol can affect your body… “man handles” growing, decreased energy levels, blood pressure on the rise, junk food cravings, etc. While alcohol in moderation has health benefits, many businessmen (and women) consume more than a moderate amount. You’ll need to learn how to make some changes in your lifestyle now before alcohol takes a toll on your weight and physical and mental health.

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“Spring Fever” Increases Cocktail Consumption

Does a tasty cocktail or chilled glass of wine call your name as the weather turns warmer? If so, you aren’t alone! As we come of out of winter hibernation, our mood improves and the days stay lighter longer, many of us get the urge for a cocktail or two after work. We crawl out…

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Martha’s Healthy Holiday Party Tips

With New Year’s eve around the corner, we are in the midst of the holiday party season. A little too much holiday cheer can lead to a skin tight clothing later!  I met with Divya Gugnani ( a city girl who has quite the active social life!) from Behind the Burner to discuss healthy holiday party…

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