Many people forget to include alcohol when they are keeping tabs on what they eat and drink. However, alcohol can be a significant source of hidden calories if you are not careful. Just one “restaurant size” glass of wine (about 8 ounces) can set you back almost 200 calories.
So if you are watching your waistline, you may want to watch your wine glass. Tips include drinking slower, alternating with a glass of water, and avoiding the sweeter dessert wines, which are often higher in sugar and calories. Instead, choose a dry white or red wine and stick to 1 glass if you are a woman, 2 if you are a man.
I like to mix white wine with Fresca or Sprite Zero to add both flavor and carbonation without adding calories.