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