We've probably heard people saying things like, "I can't eat a huge meal before we go drinking tonight...I need to fit into my new jeans!" or "I ate a really small dinner so these tequila shots are gonna hit me fast".
As much fun as it is to play beer pong or beer checkers or watch your friends make fools of themselves, it's an entirely different matter if you end up in the hospital or, God forbid, find yourself in any sort of harmful situation!
Nothing says summer, summer, summertime quite like a refreshing cocktail (or a Will Smith song), but we all know that sippin' our calories away poolside leads to a not-so-cute looking backside (or all-around side). Many of our favorite friendly cocktails come along with a heaping helping of calories.
We all know that drinking adds extra calories. I mean, how many times have we heard someone tell us "If you want to lose weight, cut out alcohol"? But let's face it, for a lot of us, that is pretty much asking us to give up going to college.
As college students, we are all too familiar with the idea of drinking during the day. But for some reason we always decide to go balls deep by 9 AM! And by the time we realize it was a stupid idea, it's way too late to turn around. So by 6 PM you're hung over and wanting to kill yourself...which means no bar hopping to finish off the night.
To parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and writers of The Denver Post, Thank you so much for your concern about my supposed “drunkorexia,” which is apparently the deliberate decision to eat less food on days destined for drunken debauchery. Though this is not an official medical term, it has been noted in Colorado as a recent “growing trend” among college women.
In the past year, I passed through the rookie stage of drinking. You know, getting over the fact that drinking isn’t such a big deal after all (I know some may beg to differ, which I totally respect, but step off for a sec, darlings) and then advancing into classic teen movie, drink up mode. It was like I was Cady Heron (a la Mean Girls) being de-innocentized, except minus The Plastics.
So you're going to be a freshman. Thanks to your advisor/mom/campus tour/Bed Bath and Beyond advertisements, you think you're ready. You learned how to do laundry, you've purchased the Twin XL sheets, you measured your future dorm room (and cried when you realized you could touch all 4 walls from the middle of the room) and all those A.P. classes have prepared you for the workload that comes in college.
Once Thursday rolls around, college students are ready and raring to hit the juice and let loose. After spending countless hours primping and priming for a night out, you mix your first drinkie and your second, your third. You dance the night away to Rihanna and take advantage of the bar deals until you've lost count of the drinks you've had and you're visiting your cupboards for some Easy Mac.
Alright guys, I’m gonna level with you: I’m a big fan of the brewskies. I like Sam Adams Pumpkin Ale, Sweetwater 420, the occasional stein of Newcastle, and the slightly more frequent funnel full of Bud Light. I particularly like that I can drink copious amounts of beer without the consequences that would come from drinking the same amount of vodka, water & lime.
We all know that summer marks the beginning of an endless season of barbecues, outdoor cocktail parties, and weekend vacation getaways where the food is always in abundance and the drinks never stop flowing.
When you go out drinking with your friends, the last thing that you're probably thinking about is how many calories you're consuming with each drink you take. Ok, maybe you're thinking that when you mix yourself a low-cal vodka shot at home, but once the alcohol is flowing, calories are far from the forefront of your mind.
For most college students, alcohol plays a big role in our 4 (or 5…whatever) years at our respective learning institutions....