Depending on your choice, you could be drinking the equivalent of a Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed doughnut at 200 calories or more, such as the Reese’s Peanut Butter Kreme doughnut (a favourite of mine) at 402 calories. It is all about making informed decisions on what to enjoy….

It is no real surprise that there is a wide variety of choice of doughnuts (and calorie intake) at Krispy Kreme, as per the list below:

Similarly, cocktails can vary significantly in calories depending on their make up. Sipping on a cocktail, especially during the holidays whilst trying to control your calorie intake can become tricky, but it does not have to drive you to pile on the pounds.

The choice of cocktail will make a real difference, and there are some easy ways to minimise the risk such as by staying clear of any ‘creamy’ cocktails, asking for low calorie versions of mixers to be used (even for a simple Gin & Tonic) and adding more ice to make it last longer and diluting it further.

Below are cocktails to avoid if on a diet and a choice of surprisingly healthier cocktail options found online:

8 Cocktails To Skip If You're On A Diet

8 Calorie Control Cocktails.

Here is a link to a similar Inside the Cask blog post on the topic of ‘Want to control your weight and drink alcohol?’

Interestingly, two ‘skinny’ alcohol brands are currently looking to raise expansion capital to cash in on the growing demand for healthier booze alternatives, as reported recently on The Grocer. The companies are as follows:

Skinny Brands (Skinny Lager and Skinny Cider)

Thomson & Scott (Skinny Champagne and Skinny Prosecco)

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