Drink This, Not That on New Year's Eve

What you should be drinking when the ball drops to avoid calorie overload.
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Drink This, Not That on New Year’s Eve

What you should be drinking when the ball drops to avoid calorie overload.

-Faye Brennan

drinking on New Year's Eve

On New Year’s Eve, you’re celebrating two awesome moments: the end of one year, and the beginning of another. Depending on how 2010 went for you, a strong drink (or two) is in order. But, if you want to start 2011 off on the right foot, you may want to think twice about what to toast your friends with – your high-calorie favorite or a more figure-friendly option.

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To help you choose your poison, here’s a list of the most common alcoholic beverages and the calories contained in an average serving, according to FatSecret.com. Let’s see how your go-to drink measures up…

Wine:

1 glass of white wine (5 fl oz) = 122 calories
1 glass of red wine = 125 calories

Champagne:

1 glass of champagne (5 fl oz) = 125 calories

Beer:

1 can or bottle of light beer (12 fl oz) = 103 calories
1 can or bottle of regular beer = 153 calories

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