Eat less, drink up: 6 diets that let you booze

  • Eat less, drink up: 6 diets that let you booze

    Volumetrics

    Certain foods are less energy dense than others - that is, they have fewer calories per gram. On Volumetrics, you'll fill your plate with more of these to get the most out of every bite you eat. (For the same amount of calories, for example, you could have 1 pound of low-density carrots, or 1 ounce of high-density peanuts.) It's alcohol-friendly, too, though women should stick to one drink a day, and men, no more than two. Go for wine coolers, gin-and-tonics, and light beer, since they're lowest on the energy-density spectrum. Avoid pina coladas, margaritas, and daiquiris, which are highest.

    From U.S. News: The Skinny on Alcoholic Beverages and Weight Loss

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