Gain Confidence, Not Weight

Posted: October 9, 2012 by jerkmagblog in CRISP -- health
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So we all know of the phrase “beer muscles,” which really just to the alcohol induced confidence gained by men in college.  But, I’m here to tell you that it works the same for women! When drunk, we are about a million times more likely to walk up to a hot guy at the bar than we would be sober. This confidence, though unfortunately misleading because it is derived from substance abuse, is a wonderful result of a little alcohol. While the confidence boost is hot, the weight gain that comes along with weekly drinking is not.

As a freshman, I had gained eight pounds by Christmas! I would barely eat at school, I was dancing regularly, and walking all around campus as exercise. I couldn’t conceive how I went up an entire cup size in just a few short months. It didn’t occur to me then that the seven beers that would constitute as my pregame would add up to be over a thousand calories; that’s like a McDonalds binge up to four times a week! Ew, I’m so grossed out even thinking about it.

Well anyway, I was determined to not allow for that to happen again this year so healthy and low-cal alcohol habits are where it’s at for me. So read on, skinny bitches.

  • Pop The Bubbly Every Once in Awhile- a glass of champagne has only 85 calories per 4 oz, less than wine and beer! Also, less sugar which is also a dangerous antagonist in the world of skinny girl drinking,
  • Order a Vodka Soda (kind of!)- Instead of grabbing your usual vodka/diet, ask the bartender if they have any flavored carbonated water available, you can save up to 100 calories, and can therefore drink more!
  • Gin, Rum, or Tequila?!- When it comes to hard liquor, which is usually the path I travel down when trying to save calories, know that not all liquors are created equal. Aside from the obvious taste and type characteristics, different liquors have different calorie counts as well. Use the chart below as your guide next run to the liquor store, your favorite skinny jeans will thank me later.

– Deanna Viel

Hard Liquor Calories Carbs Per 1.5-oz Serving
Vermouth 32 0.2 g 64 calories, 0.4 g carbs
Coconut Rum 51 5.3 g 77 calories, 8 g carbs
Beefeater® Gin 65 0 g 98 calories, 0 g carbs
Rye Whiskey 69 0 g 104 calories, 0 g carbs
Scotch Whiskey 69 0 g 104 calories, 0 g carbs
White Rum 69 0 g 104 calories, 0 g carbs
Vodka 69 0 g 104 calories, 0 g carbs
Cognac 69 2 g 104 calories, 3 g carbs
Tequila 69 5.3 g 104 calories, 8 g carbs
Gilbey’s® Gin 79 0 g 119 calories, 0 g carbs
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