Hold Off on Happy Hour
If you're trying to lose pounds, lighten up on, or better yet, completely cut out the booze. Drink water with lemon or sparkling water at meals instead of beer and wine, McGee suggests. “Hey, it's just for a couple of weeks. Then you can go back to a light beer or a 5-ounce glass of wine on most nights -- but keep it to one," McGee says. "If you must have more than one cocktail, make sure to sip water in between drinks."