Louisianans are not averse to tippling. During the festive season, drinking in moderation can become problematic. Don t free pour ? using a measuring system adds up to both less calories, and less chance of a killer hangover.Never drink on an empty stomach, and make sure to alternate alcoholic drinks with non alcoholic drinks, preferably water. Excessive drinking not only dehydrates your body and puts stress on your liver it also adds a river of often un?monitored calories to your diet. Lowered inhibitions also induce overeating. Be mindful of how much you eat and drink.