Let's talk about drinking. What do you all order when you're out, and how do you fit it into your calorie budget? What special treats do you allow yourself, and gave you changed that with your new lifestyle? I'm wondering how different people do it.
Personally, part of staying in my calories means going out less and drinking less when I do, but I'd still like to have a social life and I still do like to drink.
Usually I get a vodka soda, but I like beer too, and while it's higher calorie than vodka, I tend to nurse it longer, so maybe it's better really? I'm trying to figure that out.
I also tend to like nice, bitter microbrews--but I don't always know the calories, and that makes me hesitant abut ordering them. So the other night I had Guinness (better than you'd think) because I hate lite beers. Does anyone have any other recommendations? And tonight I blew a ton of calories on hot cocoa with Bailey's, because it was a cold, rainy day and I wanted to feel cosy. Anyone know a lower calorie way to make a drink with the same feel? I can make it fit my calories, but I'd love to make it even easier. Probably there's lower calorie cocoa out there, right?
I live in a wine town. Is one kind of red wine likely to be lower calorie than another? I'm not sure what to buy!
Anyway, I assume I'm not the only one who'd appreciate some drink ideas, so let's pool our knowledge. And het, if any of you are in the neighborhood, come by and we'll field test!