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What should I be Drankin’?

January 13, 2011

Me Holding Peace sign up with cocktailsI will have the Asian Salad with a glass of wine please?  Asian Salad = 300 cals Wine= 116

How many calories does that throw you over? Today I decided to do a little research on which alcoholic drinks are really helping us keep on the pounds because seriously, if you drink, you drink, and there is nothing I can do to stop you except to say cut back a bit, or always go with the healthier option.

What you can do to cut your weekly calories right away is DON’T drink ciders and DON’T drink Cream Liqueurs, and be EASY on the beers.

A pint of Cider can have up to 200 calories! WOW. i.e. Hard Core Cider is 180. And imagine having 5 of those!, That’s almost HALF the calories you need in a whole day.  Any cream liqueur can have as much as 160 calories in it.  And BEER! Well, we have all seen beer bellies. Lay off the beer! Or rather I will give you some better options

SO, what should you drink?

A straight shot of  Vodka Rum or Whisky will be about 50 calories. If you add soda or juice that’s 50 more calories. Try adding soda water,  tonic water, or diet coke.   Or try sipping your beverage “neat” or straight up slowly throughout the night with a glass of water between each drink. This will keep you hydrated and make you drink much less and seriously save on calories and hang overs.

For Beer Drinkers, 4 Beers will put you at 720 calories. That’s CRAZY! I know they suck, but light beers are only about 95 calories, and aren’t as Carby which means less beer belly syndrome!

Here is a list of non light beers that are much under 180:

Becks 143 cals

Beamish Stout 131 cals

Budweiser 143 calories

Coors 148

Corona 148

Dos Equis 145

Icehouse 5.0 132 cals

Weinheards Hefeweizen 128 cals

MGD 143

Complete list can be found here: http://www.wastedcalories.com/beercalories.html

Here is calorie intake for some popular cocktails:

Margarita 188 cals

Long Island 233 cals

White Russian 288 cals (DANG!)

Cosmopolitan 213 cals

White wine 97

Jack and Ginger ale 80 cals

Complete list found here: http://www.fitsugar.com/Caloric-Breakdown-Popular-Cocktails-868182

 My tip for the day: If you are going to drink, make sure you spend the whole day eating healthy foods that will do your body well (i.e. rich in anti oxidants, and that hydrate you) so no salty foods, no deep fried foods, carbs are ok but stock up on the fruits and veggies and drink PLENTY OF WATER!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. wehjr1980 permalink
    January 13, 2011 12:09 pm

    Thx for ruining my beer drinking.. oh well much appreciated tho.

    • January 13, 2011 12:12 pm

      I didnt ruin it, Im just saying pick the ones that have the least amount of calories, or just dont drink a bunch of them! One of the two 😀

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