Alcohol is often characterized as a fast weight loss enemy, and rightly so. However, some alcoholic beverages are worse for your waistline and subsequently your Phentermine 37.5mg regimen than others. Review some of the most detrimental offenders.
Long Island Iced Tea
This mix of several different hard liquors is known for getting people tipsy quickly.
“Basically made of a combo of liquor, a long island iced tea is one of the worst drinks you can order if you are watching your waistline. Not only is this boozy drink loaded with empty calories, but sipping on this can make you feel drunk quickly, which can lower your inhibitions and result in you overindulging on post-drinking snacks later in the day or evening,” says Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN.
A favorite tropical drink, it is nevertheless a calorie bomb.
“Sure, a piña colada is a must when you are on a tropical getaway in some people’s minds, but these drinks are loaded with high-calorie ingredients that don’t help in the weight loss department. And if you are getting a colada made with a pre-made sugary mix, you’ll be getting a boost of empty calories and a potential sugar high later on,” notes Manaker.
While whiskey on the rocks isn’t too bad for your waistline, adding Coca-Cola is not the best idea.
“While clear liquor in itself only has about 70 calories an ounce, when you start mixing it with lemonade, soda, and other sugar-sweetened beverages, the calories can add up really quickly,” says Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD. “To cut back on the calories of your favorite adult beverage, try mixing it with a low-calorie or calorie-free beverage like soda water and a splash of lime.”