Trying to lose weight does not mean abstaining from alcohol. It just means you need to be cognizant of the calories you’re putting in your body and not overdoing it.
If you like to mix your alcohol with juice or soda, here’s something interesting for you to know: Using diet drinks will likely get you drunk faster.
In a small experiment conducted by psychologists, and to be published in the April issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, people who drank a diet mix had 18% higher alcohol levels when tested with an alcohol breathalyzer.
The explanation – apparently the sugars present in regular drinks help the body absorb alcohol more effectively than their lack thereof.
Our take: It’s always good to have some food in your belly when drinking. But whether you drink your Joe Cuervo straight or have a Captain and (diet) Coke, don’t fuss too much about your rate of inebriation, just be mindful and responsible enough to have a designated driver take you home safely.