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“Most people don’t take into account the calories they take in liquids,” Bennet explained. This is probably especially true for college students.  “Choose to drink only water throughout the day and limit alcohol consumption,” he suggests. Also keep in mind, Modugno says, that alcohol can slow your metabolism, promotes fat storage and since it impairs your judgement, can lead you to make poor food choices. “With a buzz, it is easier to justify just about anything,” she said.