On Friday, everyone is ready to start the weekend. Right after work you hit the local bar for happy hour. Although you may save $5 on a normal $10 frozen jumbo margarita, you are gaining something in return. You have gained 600 calories for one of those discounted margaritas filled will carbs and sugar.
These calories are subject to turn into fat, unless you find a way to burn that energy. If you have a discount appetizer with this drink that has carbs and lots of calories. You could easily be on your way to 2000 calories in less than a few hours.
This trip to happy hour could mean major weight gain for your body. After you have had your drink and appetizer you are over half way to the calorie count needed to gain a pound.
When you understand that it takes 3500 calories to gain a pound of weight, this could add up to substantial weight gain over time.
Although you have saved money during happy hour, this could cost you more money in the long term.
The best way to celebrate the start of the weekend is to find a low calorie drink. Try a rum and diet coke instead, at only 96 calories you can enjoy knowing that you are saving on your calories even if it do not save any money.
Do you have any low calorie drinks to recommend? Please leave in the comments.
For more low calorie ideas check out this article: http://www.self.com/story/low-calorie-cocktails, 10 of the Lowest Calorie Cocktails You Can Drink, December 23, 2015, ByJessica Cruel
http://www.livestrong.com/article/544008-nutritional-value-of-a-margarita-at-mexican-restaurant/, Nutritional Value of a Margarita at Mexican Restaurant, by DANIELLE C. TWOREK Last Updated: Sep 10, 2015