ed with diet tonic and lime. Both of these cocktails are only two points on my old style "Weight Watchers" program. Though I'm on a maintenance portion of the program after losing some 50 pounds three years ago. Watching what I drink and eat at the bar is a huge portion of the program.
I read an article by Karen Ansel, R.D. for Fox News yesterday that really put a lot of this into perspective. " Here's what we know: Your average drink-beer, wine, martini, pick your poison-is usually a combination of carbs, sugar and ethanol (pure alcohol). When it goes down the hatch, it makes a pit stop at your stomach, where some of the alcohol is absorbed through the lining and into your bloodstream, giving you that initial buzz. The carbs and sugar go the traditional digestive route, while ethanol, a toxin, is diverted to the liver.