Diabesity Challenge Tip: Drink Sensibly This New Year's Eve

Filed Under: Diabetes, Weight Loss, Blood Sugar
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

We’re in the thick of the holiday season, and eggnog, hot toddies, and champagne abound. Dr. Whitaker's Diabesity ChallengeWhile a drink a day has been shown to confer a number of health benefits including increased insulin sensitivity, mixed drinks full of extra sugars and drinking to excess can wreak havoc on your blood sugar and your waistline.

Why not ring in the New Year with one of the options below. These non-alcoholic alternatives will allow you to be a part of the festivities—without the extra calories or the hangover.

  • Try mineral water or club soda with a splash of cranberry juice or a lemon or lime twist.
  • Have alcohol-free versions of your favorite drink, such as a “Virgin Mary" (an alcohol-free Bloody Mary) or virgin daiquiri.
  • Opt for tea or coffee.

Going without alcohol will allow you to be the designated driver—and you won’t have to worry about the extra sugar and calories.

I hope this information helps you as you continue your weight loss journey. Have another great week and keep up with the program…it works!

For more information on the Diabesity Challenge, visit www.drwhitaker.com.

DISCLAIMER: The content of DrWhitaker.com is offered on an informational basis only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the guidance of a qualified health provider before making any adjustment to a medication or treatment you are currently using, and/or starting any new medication or treatment. All recommendations are "generally informational" and not specifically applicable to any individual's medical problems, concerns and/or needs.

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