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.