Anyone serious about losing weight knows it’s all about choices. …And that an all-or-nothing approach is not a long-term solution.


So here are some tacks you can take to cut the calories in your favorite drinks without eliminating them from your repertoire:


• use calorie-free tonic and diet soda mixers

• choose a mojito over a margarita

• add ice cubes to water down your drinks

• drink water between alcoholic drinks/sips


Most of all, resist the urge to sit at the table too long. Sipping your favorite beverage and eating good food go too, too well together.