School’s out, summer’s in. Imagine you’re on the tropical adventure of a lifetime — one you’ve saved for, waited for, and (most importantly) dieted for. You’re excited to lounge on the beach, take a dip in the pool, and have a few drinks at the oceanfront bar.
But be careful. Those yummy drinks could be loaded with hidden calories.
Spring Break Drinks that Won’t Ruin Your Diet
You don’t want a bloated belly while you’re strolling down the boardwalk or playing beach volleyball. But you do want to kick back with a tasty cocktail. Here are five delicious drink options that won’t blow your daily calorie allowance.
1. Tequila and Soda
Margaritas are the go-to drink choice for spring breakers on the beach. The combination of lime, sugar, and tequila makes for a sweet and sour cocktail that’s sure to bring the buzz — and the calories. To keep your body bikini-ready, ditch the sugary margarita for a “viva la tequila” on the rocks with club soda. Squeeze some lime into it and you’ve got an awesome margarita alternative for only 100 calories.
2. Sour-Apple Martini
Some martinis have upwards of 250 calories. There’s no way to keep your waistline in check while downing a few of those every night. But that’s doesn’t mean you can’t sip a sophisticated martini or two. Go for a sour-apple version and save almost 100 calories.
3. Vodka and Diet Sierra Mist
This drink may not elicit any looks of awe-inspired admiration, but it gets the job done. Its simplicity is one of the reasons it’s so great for keeping your weight under control during spring break. With less than 100 calories, this cocktail refreshes and delights your taste buds.
If you’re a fan of sweet cocktails, you probably enjoy the occasional white Russian. But you might as well have ice cream. The succulently sweet mudslide, on the other hand, satisfies your sweet tooth for only 184 calories. That’s what we call a double dose of sugar.
5. Sea Breeze
What better drink than a vodka-cranberry to sip while gazing out at the roaring ocean waves? Unfortunately, it’s not the best choice for your diet. If you love the taste of a vodka-cranberry but you’re concerned about calorie count, opt for a sea breeze instead. This tangy combo of grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and vodka will only cost you 180 calories.
*Calorie estimates for single servings.
With low-calorie drink options, you don’t have to forgo alcohol during spring break. However, if you do put on a few vacation pounds, don’t worry. Contact Ralph Roberts Personal Training and schedule a free personal training session.
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