‘Tis the season for many, many drink specials and open bars at the many, many events you will be attending during this wonderful holiday season.
From holiday parties and happy hours to coffee breaks with friends, families, co-workers and clients, and any other event that may will arise this holiday season, you will find yourself with a drink in hand at most times – or when empty-handed, being offered something to sip on.
We all know that specialty coffees and alcoholic drinks can be a slim-figure killer so here are some things to keep in mind while ordering your drinks through the next month. (Really just good things to know any time of the year though.)
Starbucks Holiday Drinks (16 oz)
Pumpkin Spice Latte 380 calories
Eggnog Latte 460 calories
Peppermint Mocha 330 calories
Gingerbread Latte 250 calories
Caramel brûlée Latte 360 calories
Vodka Martini 135 calories
Gin Martini 137 calories
(2 Olives 90 calories
Vodka Cranberry 165 calories
Champagne 96 calories (4 oz)
Pinot Noir 121 calories (5 oz)
Chardonnay 123 calories (5 oz)
Cider Punch 146 calories (6.5 oz)
Eggnog 196 calories (4 oz)
Cosmopolitan 200 calories (3.3 oz)
Mulled Wine 237 calories (7.5 oz)
Alcoholic “Brunch” Drinks
Mimosa 137 calories
Peach Bellini 95 calories
Screwdriver 95 calories
Bloody Mary 118 calories (5 oz)
With all the yummy treats and dishes, and everyone bringing treats and snacks to the office, snacking can be a pretty tricky deal during this time of year as well. Especially when everything looks (and tastes) so yummy!
Tips for Holiday Snacking
It will help keep your stomach full.
Eat before you go out
Eat something healthy before you go out and have small tastes of those yummy treats while you are out.
Have you own healthy snacks in your desk
When you’re tempted to keep grazing those trays filled with sweets eat a handful of almonds or veggies.
Bring something healthy
Just because something is healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious. If you don’t know what to bring/prepare ask around for ideas. I always love to check Pinterest for easy, almost guilt-free ideas.
Wake up a little bit earlier than usual and get a bit of workout time in! It also just feels good and helps get your mind and body going more quickly in the early morning hours.
It takes your brain about 15-20 minutes to start signaling the feeling of fullness. So, don’t stuff your face so fast that you end up with a very full, and achy tummy.