For many of us, the season of office parties, club dinners and end-of-year events poses the biggest diet dilemma of the year: exactly at the time we want to look our slinky, most beautiful best, we’re besieged with calorie-laden cocktails and platters of things deep-fried. And the more alcohol we consume, the more chicken wantons we munch down, leaving us looking (and feeling) more stuffed than the turkey. Knowing that conventional dieting around Christmas-time will never work, but at the same time that it sucks when your boep prevents you from rocking that magnificent LBD, someone very clever by the name of Cara Alwill Leyba has come up with the perfect COSMO girl eating plan: The Champagne Diet.
No, don’t get excited, it doesn’t mean quaffing bubbly for breakfast, lunch and dinner (which is much more fun in theory, anyway) – it’s a way of making healthier and smarter food choices, which keep your calorie content down, and allow you to indulge in two flutes of the good stuff per day – without ruining all those retro aerobics classes. The fact is, dry champagne only contains 65 calories per glass, which is much less than your average cocktail, beer or cooler.
And, since it’s such a festive, happy drink, making it your tipple of choice during the silly season means that you’ll never feel deprived. Plus, it contains more antioxidants than any other form of alcohol (like we needed an excuse…).
|Let Them Eat Salmon||While proponents lose weight because they take in fewer calories, the real reason the diet works is due to its psychology and lack of a puritanical element. Instead of people feeling guilty for ‘transgressing’ by having alcohol, this normally forbidden drink is purposefully sanctioned, which makes the diet less forbidding and therefore much easier to follow – and, therefore, the perfect party-season eating plan. However, all alcohol – even champagne – is high in calories, so in order for it to work (and to keep your liver loving you), it’s very important that you stick to your two glasses, and follow the eating plan closely. If you do, those two delicious glasses of bubbly won’t do an ounce of damage and you’ll swan through the party season looking and feeling amazing.|
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