On the show, Liz Vaccariello, author of 400 Calorie Fix, reveals her strategies for making the best choices the next time you belly up to the bar:
“Liquid calories are very dangerous,” Liz warns, “because we don’t have an awareness of what we’re consuming and we’re not getting full as we’re drinking – and we also have completely out of whack serving sizes!” While the standard serving sizes are 8 ounces for beer, 1.5 ounces for spirits and 5 ounces for wine, you’re often being served a lot more alcohol, especially when ordering a large margarita or draft beer. “So we’re trying to give you strategies to eyeball and know when you’re placing your order how much you’re consuming,” says Liz.In addition to watching portion size, she’ll also tell you what drinks have the fewest calories and offer heart benefits and she’ll reveal what popular mixed drink has as many calories as a Quarter Pounder and French fries.
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August 23rd, 2010