Is It Worth the Splurge? Cut Down Cocktail Calories

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Beat the Bar-Hopping Bulge

a on Mar 4, 2008 at 5:30PM

by Valerie Denny

Drinking and dieting rarely go hand in hand. "Alcohol calories can be a double whammy," says Today expert and iVillage contributor Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom. "The calories add up quickly, and alcohol often encourages high-calorie indulgences. Those fried mozzarella sticks look a lot better after a couple of drinks. You reason, 'Hey, it's cheese—protein and calcium!'" Here's how to make sure ordering just one more doesn't set you back.

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