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LenDale White's diet may work for you

August 3, 2009 | 10:27 am

WhiteFormer USC running back LenDale White lost 30 pounds during the off-season, according to an Associated Press story Sunday. How did he do it? He stopped drinking alcohol.

"I was drinking a lot," White, who now plays for the Tennessee Titans, told AP. "I cut that out of my diet all the way. I don't drink at all."

The weight, he says, "started falling off."

White's favorite beverage was tequila, which cost him 65 calories per 1 ounce serving.

Reducing alcohol use is often the forgotten component of a healthy diet. The calories in one little drink are fairly shocking. Here's a look at the calories in alcohol from the website of College Drinking: Changing the Culture.

-- Shari Roan

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