Many traditional celebrations include special beverages, and these beverages can make it more difficult to manage weight. Eggnog can contain as many as 400 calories in a cup. Hot chocolate, holiday punch and apple cider are high in sugar and provide additional calories that we may not think about. Moderate alcohol consumption before a meal leads to an increase in food intake in addition to the calories found in the beverage. Plan to limit your intake of high calorie beverages to special occasions and alternate with water or other sugar-free choices.