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Swap that sip

You get up every morning at the crack of dawn to clock a serious sweat session before your a.m. meeting. You've sworn off all drive-thrus for the sake of your waistline. But despite all this work, you may not even realize the secret diet saboteur that you're sucking down at happy hour.

Swap that sip

Drink this: Irish Coffee

If a creamy concoction is what you crave at cocktail hour, order an Irish Coffee. It'll set you back about 150 calories for a 6-ounce mug… but it's not likely you'll be guzzling Irish Coffees all night. We hope. Either way, it's a lot lower in calories than the evil White Russian.

Find out how to make a low-carb Irish Coffee >>

Not that: The White Russian

A White Russian packs an astounding 360 to 425 calories, which is why we've dubbed it evil. Duh. Ditch this drink and you'll be a lot lighter without even trying!

Up next: More diet-friendly choices for happy hour >>

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