Now I am not encouraging drinking alcohol with this post but I do appreciate that it is a massive part of Christmas and> a lot of celebrations. I am also not going to lie and> say that I don’t drink, I do. Sometimes I even drink too much! But there are ways you can limit the damage. 

Choosing the right drinks can make a massive difference to how we feel the next day and> the impact on our diet. Alcohol contains what we call empty calories, calories with no nutrients. But I am not going to preach to you, I am going to give you some advice on the best options to go for!

First up are the spirits. These are the best options you can go for, and> the best of the best – Vodka, lime (fresh) and> soda. It is clean, hydrating and> I find it quite easy to drink. You do need to make sure you avoid lime cordial. Cordials contain large amounts of sugar which we want to avoid. Be careful with mixers as well as they can rack up the calories. Diet coke and> slim line tonic are the best of a bad bunch.

Next up is Red Wine. Now I am not a huge red wine drinker but as drinks go this can be a good choice. It is lower in sugar than some alcohol choices and> contains a small amount of antioxidants. An added bonus!

If neither of these are your choice of tipple, then go for white wine or champagne. Not quite as good as the other two but not the worst you can go for. Plus Sparkling wine is great for the party season! One fabulous new option on the market is Skinny Prosecco.

Skinny Prosecco contains only 67 calories per 100ml and> has around half the sugar of regular prosecco. I recently tested this new phenomenon, all in the name of research of course, and> it is pretty good. I couldn’t really tell the difference, and> would recommend it if you want to reduce the calories/sugar in your drinks. However at £17.99 a bottle I probably wouldn’t want to share it!

I would love to know what your favourite Christmas tipple is and> if you plan on enjoying some festive cheer? Let me know if you opt for any of these “healthier” options, comment below or tag me on social media @ode2fitness. You can also use the hashtag #ode2fitmas – Cheers!