Tomorrow night we ring in the New Year. Some of you will celebrate in a big way and others will welcome 2012 in a low key fashion. Whatever your style, chances are good that at some point most of us will find a glass of sparkling wine in our hand. That’s not a bad thing!
Just keep a few facts in mind and you’ll be able to make better choices. A serving size of “champagne” is considered to be 4 ounces and average 90 calories. Most flutes hold 6 ounces. Considering a second glass? Sure, but chase it with a glass of water and not a cookie and you’ll feel hydrated rather than derailed.
Studies suggest that the equivalent of 2 alcoholic drinks can cause a person to consume up to 30% more calories. An extra trip to the buffet table isn’t the worst thing you can do under the influence (drive through chapels spring to mind) but knowledge is power. Just know that those drinks are going to increase you appetite while lowering your inhibitions. Enjoy your celebration but make it about more than the food and drink. You can live with intention in 2012. Kick it off responsibly !