Are you aware of the calories in your wine glass?

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.

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