Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon puts a low-cal margarita to the test. How does it measure up to a sugar-filled version?
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Dr. Travis Stork: So you are natural chef and let's talk about low calorie cocktails, because I believe we have some ingredients here and you can teach us a thing or two. Dr. Andrew Ordon: We just happen to have few cocktails right here. Dr. Travis Stork: Because people a lot of times --. Dr. Andrew Ordon: It's happy hour --. Dr. Travis Stork: You know a lot of times what I have noticed with men and women is they will guilty about the wrong thing. They will drink a few margaritas, don't think twice and then they have three French fries, like oh I can't believe I eat those French fries. Dr. Jim Sears: They are to skip the chips, but they have three margaritas. Dr. Tara Fields: That's the most truth, beyond alcohol doesn't count. They think, it doesn't count; it's in a different category. They will eat salad all day, and then they will drink five drinks, it's totally true, people don't count it and it does count. Dr. Travis Stork: But it doesn't have to kill your calorie content, if you make the right drink, right. Dr. Tara Fields: Oh, no not at all. Who's tasting? Dr. Andrew Ordon: That would be me. Dr. Tara Fields: He is the taster. Alright perfect. So, we have two margaritas here, one -- we will just taste them both. Dr. Andrew Ordon: May I? Dr. Tara Fields: Sure. Okay. Dr. Travis Stork: No. I didn't get a lot of that, that wasn't -- Dr. Andrew Ordon: I mean let me taste the other one still. Dr. Tara Fields: Alright, it's a margarita challenge. Dr. Jim Sears: This is scientific, this is a scientific process here. Dr. Andrew Ordon: Much sweeter, much saltier, I like this better. It's cleaner, it's sharper, its more pure. Dr. Tara Fields: Alright, so this is a traditional margarita, and they are the same size, the same size, this one is the Skinnygirl Margarita. Dr. Andrew Ordon: Can I keep drinking? Dr. Tara Fields: Well, yes, the whole thing about it is you have to solve problems. People are going to drink, sorry guys, I know we are bunch of doctors here but people are going to booze it up. So you got to do it in moderation, and it has to be the lesser of evils. This is the Skinnygirl Margarita, this is the regular margarita, and this has 100 calories per serving and this has 600 calories per serving. Dr. Travis Stark: Wow! So you go before dinner, and you have three traditional margaritas, you are looking at over 1800 calories, that's more calories than most people are supposed to eat and a lot of people are supposed to eat in a day. Dr. Jim Sears: Yeah, it's an entire day's calories. Dr. Tara Fields: I drink water in between, and I don't recommend ever having more than two cocktails, try to reel it in. Dr. Tara Fields: Thank you. Dr. Jim Sears: Thank you. Dr. Travis Stark: And you know what I think that's a great way to pay attention to your calories.
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