I love a good Margarita!

Refreshing. Delicious. Perfect with Mexican food, but…. so high in calories and usually loaded with sugar! Eight ounces of a standard margarita on the rocks will set you back about 455 calories, while a 12-ounce margarita has about 680 calories! That’s as much as your meal! That spells disaster if you’re trying to watch your waistline.

Don’t despair! I have a solution.

First, let’s talk about alcohol and a healthy lifestyle. You can be healthy and enjoy a cocktail now and then. Now and then! If you’re pounding back the drinks or polishing off several six-packs on a regular basis, that could be a problem. Too much alcohol is toxic and poisonous to your body. Most alcoholic beverages are loaded with empty calories and drinking too much, too often is not only dangerous to your health and wellness, but could be the reason why you’ve gained weight or can’t seem to lose it.

It’s unrealistic to expect anyone to completely give up alcohol in exchange for a healthy lifestyle. You shouldn’t have to unless it is a personal choice OR you have an alcohol problem or dependency.

Assuming we’re all fine and have healthy attitudes toward drinking, let’s get back to making Margaritas! Skip the frozen Margaritas. They’re mostly sugar and so artificial; especially those pre-made mixes! Stick with a home made Margarita on the rocks.

I have the perfect recipe for you! Absolutely delicious and so simple to make! Only three ingredients and 117 calories, 11 grams of carbs and 8 grams of sugar. Not too shabby!

Here’s the recipe:


2 ounces Tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce agave nectar
plain seltzer
1 lime wheel, for garnish

Combine first three ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Fine-strain into a glass over fresh ice. You can salt the rim of the glass, if desired. Top with seltzer. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Enjoy, but please, drink responsibly and never drink and drive.


yours in good health

Cynthia Parrott is a Certified Health Coach on a mission to help others achieve true happiness, health, wellness, permanent weight loss and success in all areas of life by teaching them how to nourish the body, mind and spirit.  She has owned and operated Metamorphosis, her private coaching practice, for 16 years and works with clients across the globe. Cynthia is a kind, energetic and dedicated coach and companion to those who are finally ready to start living the lives they want and deserve. Click the ABOUT ME tab to learn more. Contact her directly at