‘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.

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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

Alcoholic Drinks

 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)

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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

Drink water

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.

Exercise

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.

Eat slow

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.

xo rachel

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