Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Alcohol and Calories

It is a commonly known fact that drinking too much alcohol can make you gain weight.  Alcohol contains calories with zero nutritional value.  In addition, alcohol can also slow down your metabolism, as well as inhibits one's liver from metabolizing fat. 

While it may seem difficult, sometimes almost impossible in certain instances, to completely avoid alcohol especially in social events, knowing the calorie content of alcohol will arm you with all of the nutritional facts related to your drinks that can possibly help you avoid developing those unsightly love hands. 

Beverage                Serving (oz.)                 Calories
Beer (light)                    12                                105
Beer (regular)               12                                150
Wine                              4                                   77
Wine Cooler                  10                                125
Scotch, Vodka, Rum     1                                  64 (80 proof), 80 (100 proof)               

However, just because alcohol contains calories does not mean that you should avoid them completely.  Studies have shown that moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with better health and longer life than is either abstaining from alcohol or abusing alcohol.  The key word here is, of course, moderation.

33 comments:

  1. I never count calories.... but being moderate is very important.

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  2. haha yeah im well aware of this yet i still love my beers

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  3. I eat healthy and I drink socially. That is the key moderation :)

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  4. Apparently I deleted your blog from my blogroll by mistake, I'm back in and supporting! Scotch FTW!

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  5. I have a beer or two every so often and I feel that as long as you do it in moderation, you're fine

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  6. Calories aside, I once convinced a girl to get hammered with me. She was on the atkins diet and was using that as an excuse to not drink.

    I replied "But if you do whiskey and DIET coke, it's ok!" She loved the idea, and 45 minutes later was plastered. Good times!

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  7. This is an AWESOME post. I've often wondered about this. Thanks so much for the info! If you're ever in the Austin, TX area, hit me up and we'll get some scotch. ;)

    I follow and support those who do likewise.
    toastburnt.blogspot.com

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  8. Hey something else I thought of: When you order a beer, it isn't always 150 calories. 99% of the time (unless it's a super high proof of beer), you'll get a minimum of 16oz, maybe even 22oz, so adjust your counts accordingly.

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  9. I hear wine is good for your heart. Not sure if its true tho.

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  10. Just showing my support by stopping by. That's really awesome btw.

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  11. What a cool blog man! I would rather stop eating, than stop drinking alcohol, because of kalories...
    http://baxxmans.blogspot.com/

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  12. Moderation is really the key in everything. Also...kind of funny that scotch is the lowest calorie count. Subtle. lol, jk

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  13. Im in training now, very rarely drink alcohol anyway, id say about twice a year max. Nice info though!

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  14. i love rum but die the next morn ive switched to whisky

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  15. I've been binge drinking as of lately, so i'm sure i've put on some pounds.

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  16. Yeeah man I like not to think about it.

    When I drink its going to be a horrible night for my calorie intake. So I dont go out that often

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  17. Not really accurate comparisons when they aren't the same serving size. Good info still.

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  18. Just another reason to stick to whisky. as far as the films from my blog, almost all of them are conveniently found online in torrent form. Sites like btjunkie and Pirate Bay are your best bet. I mean... netflix.

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  19. I'm not much of a drinker (maybe twice a year IF that) but when I do end up drinking I'm glad to know this information.
    I appreciate it :)

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  20. thanks!

    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

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  21. drink in moderation, but the calories in alcohol contributes to the "freshman 15" that is associated with people when they get to college.

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  22. so thats where beer bellys come from

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  23. what is the calorie content for girlie cocktails? :)

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  24. I don't drink much, but when I do, I pick the one with the most calories ^^

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  25. Yup the key is definitely moderation.

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  26. Bottle of wine every night.

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  27. the more calories the better... i need energy..

    following n $upporting brahhh

    therichesthappiest.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow 150 calories for one beer, didn't know it was that much.

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