To keep weight off in the New Year, you may want to take a look at your cocktail consumption. Turns out, soft drinks aren’t the only beverages padding our waistlines. According to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average American adult consumes 100 calories daily from alcoholic beverages. Those excess calories add up to an extra 10 pounds of weight per year. The study also found that nearly 20 percent of men get triple that, or 300 calories a day from alcoholic drinks — roughly the equivalent of two 12-ounce bottles of beer or two and a half glasses of wine. For better health, men should have no more than two drinks per day; women should limit themselves to one. But if you’re watching your weight, you might want to make club soda with a twist of lime your daily drink of choice and save alcohol for special occasions.
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