#5 Frozen mixed drinks
If you don’t like beer or hard liquor and you are looking to enjoy some kind of alcoholic drink, cocktails are often the most obvious choice. In the summer, frozen mixed drinks become even more alluring thanks to their outstanding ability to refresh.
However, before you order a cocktail pitcher or even just a single drink, you should know what you’re getting yourself into.
Unfortunately, some frozen mixed drinks contain more calories than a medium-sized dinner, with many of those coming directly from calories or fat. For example, the US Department of Agriculture revealed that the average 16-ounce pina colada can provide you with as many as 880 calories
Margaritas and daiquiris tend to be just as bad, and these drinks are rarely ever made with any real fruit. Rather, their amazing taste comes from a whole host of artificial flavors and a hefty dose of high fructose corn syrup.
Further, don’t forget that your willpower tends to wane after one or two drinks; even if you think you will stop after a couple of frozen mixed drinks, you may find yourself buying more or reaching for the bar menu to order things like fried onion rings, fries and nachos.