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Are You Drinking Yourself Fat This Season?


Dec. 9, 2014 Men's Fitness

You know liquid diets can help you take off pounds, but that’s not the case when you’re knocking back eggnog and winter ales at holiday parties and festive get-togethers. Consider this: the average partygoer guzzles nearly 4,000 calories in liquids during the holiday season, according to a Cancer Research UK poll.

A glass of hot-spiced wine here and a seasonal six-pack there add up. Just how much? That 4,000 calories is equivalent to approximately 30 glasses of wine and 22 pints of beer, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Reminder: this is just alcohol. Four thousand calories, and we haven’t even taken into account pigs in a blanket or frosted sugar cookie snowmen (that you don’t want to resemble by the time January rolls around).

Here are a few tips to have in tow before you go into the minefield of temptations present at any holiday party. And if you do cave, we’ve got ways to do some serious damage control.

Click below for your holiday guide to a healthy weight.

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