The cocktail party circuit is dangerous territory for anyone trying to watch their waistline during the holidays. While no one’s expecting you to sip water all month long, it is important not to fall into the “I’ve worked out, I deserve this” mindset. When it comes time to choose your libation of choice, one simple rule of thumb is to steer clear of anything juice-based. Averaging 212 calories per four ounce serving (frankly, most folks don’t pour a drink that small) cosmos are packed with calories.
Work it off: If you indulge in four in an evening, it will take two hours and 10 minutes of intense snow shoveling just to break even. And let’s be honest, after a four-cocktail night, no one’s getting up early to clear the driveway.