December 7

What Are The Best Alcohol Choices For Weight Loss?

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Yes, you can drink alcohol and still lose weight 🙂 

A healthy lifestyle should be all about balance, and that means you can incorporate the things you like (just maybe not every day!).

If you like a tipple, it’s very helpful to know the calories in what you’re having, and also what’s in alternative options.

You might find you can make a different choice that’s still very enjoyable and also has a lot less calorific impact.

Especially helpful at this time of year!

Here’s a list of what’s in some of the most popular drinks:

Top 5 beer brands:

Budweiser = 145 calories in 12oz
Guinness – 125 calories in 12oz
Stella Artois = 153 calories in 12oz
Heineken = 148 calories in 12oz
Carlsberg = 148 calories in 12oz

Top 5 spirit brands:

Smirnoff Vodka = 98 calories per 1.5oz / Smirnoff Ice cooler = 80-258 calories per bottle
Bailey’s = 147 calories per 1.5oz
Gin = 96 calories per 1.50z of 80 proof
Bacardi = 96 calories per 1.5oz / Bacardi Breezer = 100-385 calories per bottle
Jack Daniels = 98 calories per 1.50z

Wine & Champagne:

Average Red Wine = 150 calories per 6oz
Average White Wine = 138 calories per 6oz
Average Rose = 105 calories per 5oz
Champagne – 78 calories per champagne glass (4.1oz)
Champagne with orange juice (1:1) = 67 calories per champagne glass (4.1oz)

Top 10 Most Popular Cocktails: 

(Highball glass is 350-400ml) (Lowball glass (250-300ml)
Strawberry Daiquiri = 220 calories per standard lowball glass
Black Russian = 244 calories per standard lowball glass
Long Island Iced Tea = 780 calories per standard highball glass 
Margarita = 850 calories per standard highball glass
Mojito = 242 calories per standard highball glass
Pina Colada = 650 calories per standard lowball glass
Cosmopolitan = 150 calories per standard lowball glass
Sex on the Beach = 326 calories per standard lowball glass

I was surprised at how much there is in a margarita! Wow!

And also how little there is in a glass of champagne…

Could champers be the way forward?!

Hope you find that helpful!

Have a great day

Hayley x


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