Alcoholic Drinks over Christmas! Damage limitation!

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  1. JaneyM

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    Morning All

    I know that alcohol won't do anything to help weightloss... but... it's Christmas and I'm sure we all have a few night outs booked in the diary.

    I was just wondering what the best drinks choices are when doing SW? I usually drink white wine spritzers but they are very high in syns.

    Any tips for staying on track whilst still enjoying a few drinks occassionally?

    Jx
     
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  3. ChicaConCurvas

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    Vodka & diet coke 2.5 syns! :D
     
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    my v and t is not 2.5 syns - lol
     
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    sorry - my vodka and diet coke measure is not 2.5 syns - lol
     
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    Shorts with diet mixer are usually your best bet...wish they would invent syn free mulled wine and Baileys!
     
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    haha I'm being very careful at home! When you're out though they're measured units so no chance of going over your syns - unless you don't know when to stop of course :p
     
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    Crabbied Ginger beer 13 syns, ummmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  9. JaneyM

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    Thanks Guys. Will stick to vodka and diet coke then ;-) I wish you could get slimline tonic here.
    Hmmm - syn free Baileys! No you're talking! x
     
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    Vodka and lilt zero! Delish!
     
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    Bacardi is also 2.5 syns for a measure
     
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    i tried to be good having vodka and diet cokes on Sat night.....50 syns later...........! x
     
  13. JaneyM

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    Ooops! I have a similar night out planned for Friday... I am going to try and stick to vodkas too x
     
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    the only plus was that i didnt eat when i got home, i just sort of passed out.....hehe! My hangover was evil though - i wont be going THAT crazy for a while!

    x
     
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    Feeling your pain EB... Gin & Slimline for me on Saturday... 34 syns later... xxx
     
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    I either do spirits and diet mixers at 2.5 syns a pop OR if I really want wine, I alternate between that and diet coke. I takes a bit of will power but you feel SO virtuous if you can manage it, your hangover won't be as bad and you won't get hangover munchies the next day

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    I don't know how you girls managed to keep track - 50 and 35 syns... that's a lot of vodka/gin!! Out of interest, does anyone know the syn count for a mojito and also a margherita cocktail? ;-)
     
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    i had 10 doubles.....worked out via the lack of money i had later on!!! xxxx
     
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    No wonder you passed out when you got in:silly:
     
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    My consultant gave us a tactic that she used it was as follows:-
    she decided how many drinks she was going to have and for the number she chose she put the equivalent amount of pennies in her pocket and each time she had a drink she moved them from one pocket to the other, and once she had run out she knew that she had used up her allowance.
    Michelle
     
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    Oh nice tip Michelle! Thank you x
     
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