Eat Drink and Be Merry!

Leslie Beck, a registered dietitian known for her healthy eating tips had this great advice in a recent article in the Globe and Mail:

  • Eat before you drink: If you imbibe on an empty stomach, the alcohol will enter your bloodstream and make its way to your brain more quickly.
  • Limit yourself to one drink an hour: Drinking more often will result in a higher blood alcohol concentration. To slow your pace, drink two glasses of water in between alcoholic drinks.
  • Dilute your calories: Order cocktails made with a calorie-free mixer, such as vodka and soda or a white wine spritzer.
  • Set your limit: Resolve ahead of time that you’ll have only two drinks. Then switch to water.

Click on this link to see the full article:  Globe and Mail