At the start of the New Year it’s popular for a lot of us to want to lose weight and tone our bodies up. It’s been several weeks of Thanksgiving, holiday parties, family gatherings, and New Year’s Eve parties. It’s no wonder we’re looking to sign up for gym memberships, or even considering personal trainers. The good news is you don’t have to get rid of those after-work glasses of wine or happy hour cocktails with your friends in order to stick to your New Year’s diet.

Prevention’s 6 Reasons to Drink When You’re on a Diet

1. It can slow the growth of fat cells
2. It triggers your body to burn calories
3. It raises your body temp.
4. Your bod actually adapts to booze when you drink regularly – in moderation.
5. It might inspire you to eat less.
6. It may help regulate insulin.

But be careful the 2015 U.S Dietary Guidelines states “if alcohol is consumed, it should be in moderation – up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men. “One alcoholic drink equivalent is described as containing 14 g (0.6 fl oz) of pure alcohol. The following are reference beverages that are one alcoholic drink equivalent: 12 fluid ounces of regular beer (5% alcohol), 5 fluid ounces of wine (12% alcohol), or 1.5 fluid ounces of 80 proof distilled spirits (40% alcohol).

5 Drinks We Recommend While You’re on a Diet

So you’re probably wondering which drinks you can drink while you’re dieting. We’ve got 5 low calorie drinks that you can enjoy without worrying.

1. Scotch on the Rocks
2. A Simple Margarita
3. Bloody Mary
4. Champagne
5. Pinot Noir

Of course you’re wondering where you can go to purchase the wine and spirits to make these drinks. Stop by Harry’s Wine & Spirits for the Scotch options like The Dalmore King Alexander III, Johnnie Walker Double Black Scotch, and Auchentoshan Three Wood Scotch. For extravagant champagne choices, we have options like Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame, Ruinart Brut Rose, and Dom Perignon. Interested in Pinot Noir, we’ve got a mouth-watering selection that includes Four Graces Pinot Noir Dundee, Etude Pinot Noir, and Tolosa Estate Pinot Noir. Conveniently located at 11684 San Vicente Blvd. in Los Angeles, you can stop by during business hours. Or shop our online store now!