Beating the Summer Beer Belly

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“Summer time fine” rings through our ears from Memorial Day till the end of Labor Day. An excessive amount of bikinis, crop tops, dresses, and tastefully short skirts are essential. The only problem is, summer also brings days filled with happy hours and BBQ’s. This combo is not usually friendly to your hot physique. Some of the calories in our favorite cocktails are out of this world. Lucky for you, we made a cheat sheet of drinks that will make sure you don’t back track all of your hard work in the gym.

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Margarita= 254 Calories

Besides beer, margaritas are without a doubt the hardest drink to give up this summer. Frozen margaritas may seem like the perfect way to cool off, until you are four deep and have racked up 1,016 calories. Most of which is PURE sugar.

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Pina Colada= 242 Calories

If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain…..good song and all but if you want to rock that two piece, you’ll have put away the personal ad.

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Daiquiri= 229 Calories

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that if there is an umbrella in your drink, you might as well chase it with a chocolate bar.

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Sangria= 175 Calories

A combination of red wine, fruit juice, and fresh fruit equals traditional Sangria. The added sugar in Sangria is what accounts for the calorie boost.

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Mojito= 169 Calories

The fresh mint used in the Mojito has its own advantages. Mint is used to ease headaches and can help fight off the common cold. Could be a hangover cure in the making, if you don’t mind a few extra calories.

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Beer = 145 Calories

If you are two beers and done, 145 calories each isn’t that bad. If you plan on more than that it can really add up.

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Red Wine= 125 Calories White Wine= 121 Calories

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Light Beer= 110 calories

We would recommend refraining from beer this summer, but if you must enjoy a cold one, make it a light one

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Vodka Soda= 96 calories

When you are out and about Vodka Soda is your friend. While you might get the occasional “are you drinking water” it will be worth it!

CB TIP: Choose a vodka soda over a vodka tonic any day. Tonic, unlike club soda contains 130 calories per 12 ounces. PASS!

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Champagne= 96 calories *CB Summer Favorite*

You can buy a bottle for fewer than twenty dollars at your local liquor store and not have to carry around the extra “weight.” The downside to drinking a lot of champagne is the hangover.

P.S- Prosecco (102 Calories) is often disguised as champagne but is more fattening because of the added sugar.

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Happy summer drinking! Be safe and always remember, don’t text and drink 😉

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