25 Mar 31 Days of Healthy Eating: Tip 25 from Joy Dubost
It’s day 25 of National Nutrition Month! Today’s healthy eating tip comes from the awesome dietitian Joy Dubost who I just had a chance to recently meet. Her tip is to watch those calories from alcohol, and she explains how to do so.
Alcohol in Moderation
A healthy diet pattern can include moderate alcohol consumption however about 20 percent of the calories from beverages come from alcoholic beverages.
Moderate drinking is defined as up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men. In order to lower the caloric intake while drinking, choose light beers (4.2% alcohol) which provides about 95 calories. Limit yourself to one 5 oz. glass of wine (12% alcohol – 100 calories) or create a wine spritzer with seltzer water. Mix your favorite spirit (1.5 oz contains almost 100 calories) with either diet soda, diet tonic or calorie free seltzer water and top with your favorite fruit. You can also l for spirits that come in various fruit flavors which provide flavor without significant calories.
Joy Dubost, Ph.D., R.D., C.S.S.D. has more than 15 years of experience, working in the areas of clinical nutrition, research, public health intervention, education and communications. Dr. Dubost is the owner of Dubost Food & Nutrition Solutions, LLC, a consulting practice located in Washington DC that specializes in scientific advising, education and communications.