Stay Skinny This Summer!

Five fail-safe techniques to battle barbecue season.
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Cool off with water, not sugar or alcohol. “Summer drinks can sabotage a weight-loss plan,” says Dena McDowell, M.S., R.D., a nutritional expert for the weight-management program TOPS Club, Inc. Besides sugary soda and high-calorie energy and sports drinks, liquor can also be a diet derailer. Says McDowell, “A 6 ounce margarita is about 300 calories, while wine coolers and beer yield anywhere from 100-150 calories per serving. It’s better to stay hydrated with plain water, or to have a white wine spritzer, which has fewer calories and less alcohol than a regular glass of wine.

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  1. These are good tips – esp. steering clear of macaroni and potato salad! Besides, they can go bad in the hot weather unless they’re properly prepared and displayed…

  2. Excellent advice! The kind they give at Weight Watchers. So yes, Ladies, this works!
    You can also offer to make some sugarless sun tea ahead of time & bring that.

  3. This is all pretty “duh” stuff. Anyone with common sense would know not to overeat and that green salad is better than potato. Very disappointing article.

  4. I think that there was an important aspect of drinking plenty of water that was missed here: hydration. Not only are alcoholic drinks caloric, sugary, and likely to take a whack at your decision making abilities, but they also zap your body’s hydration and in the hot-hot-heat, this can be dangerous. If you do decide to indulge in a cocktail, have a TON of water, too! Bonus – being hydrated helps with weight loss too, as water retention can happy if you lose too much.

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