Every wondered how many calories are actually in that wine, beer or cocktail you like to drink? Don’t get me wrong, this post is not meant to make you feel guilty. I myself enjoy the occasional cocktail, but I know how any calories I’m taking in.. and account for it accordingly. There was a time when I didn’t, and wow did it make a difference to my weight!! Check out the calorie count below and how much exercise you have to do in return to burn it off. You’ll be surprised!
1 glass of merlot – 122 calories – to work this off : 29 minutes of brisk walking
1 bottle of light beer -103 calories – to work this off: 37 minutes of crunches
1 frozen margarita-520 calories – to work this off : 106 minutes on the eliptical
1 rum and coke – 361 calories- to work this off : 31 minutes or skipping with the skipping rope
The average alcoholic drink contains enough energy/calories as half a meal. That’s A LOT! My advice; take this into serious consideration if you are trying to watch your weight. Opt for orange juice or lemon/lime water instead, or in between. Your waist, gut and liver will love you for it!! 🙂