150 calories, or 16 minutes of jogging
The dilemma is this: your girlfriend is on your case to keep the diet up, but you’ve got 16 answerphone messages from mates telling you how insane last Saturday’s night out was.
Here’s what you do: take one of those dreadful “light lagers” that promise lower calories, and throw it into a salt-rimmed glass with fresh lime juice, a couple of glugs of Tabasco sauce, a few drops of Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and tomato juice.
Then inform your better half that it’s got the same number of calories as a corn on the cob, and join your bros for a cocktail filled with Mexican heat that’s tasty and beer-belly free.
Oh, and it’s also the best treatment for a hangover we know. Knock back with a satisfied “aaah”.
ONE VODKA, LIME AND SODA
76 calories, or 18 minutes of car washing
ONE SHOT OF CINNAMON AFTER SHOCK
103 calories, or 10 minutes of moderate rowing machine action
ONE GLASS OF PINOT NOIR WINE
120 calories, or 12 minutes of breaststroke
ONE BOTTLE OF CORONA
148 calories, or 15 minutes on the cross trainer
158 calories, or 11 minutes of kickboxing
ONE PINT OF DOOM BAR BITTER
182 calories, or 16 minutes of tennis
ONE DOUBLE JACK DANIEL’S AND COKE
193 calories, or 23 minutes of light cycling
ONE PINT OF MAGNERS
210 calories, or 25 minutes on the punch bag
ONE PINT OF FOSTERS
227 calories, or 30 minutes of football in the park