Hi all. My post today doesn’t contain a recipe but is hopefully information that you will find useful.
Now obviously drinking alcohol isn’t ideal for those looking to build muscle and burn fat but I know lots of you like to go out and have a drink every now and then. It doesnt ruin your goals if it’s only every so often (Id recommend not more than once a month) and can be a nice break from strict dieting. However, knowing which drinks to pick to avoid complete destruction can be good to know so below I’ve listed the calorie content of a number of popular alcoholic beverages. You’ll be able to see which is the lowest calorie alchol, something for you to bear in mind next time you are on a night out – especially when you consider one pint of lager is the equivilent of a slice of pizza or 100g of cookies!
Gin or vodka and tonic = 126
Dark rum and coke = 142
Medium glass of white wine (175ml) = 130
Medium glass of red wine (175ml) = 120
Bottle of wine (white) = 555
Bottle of wine (red) = 510
5% Lager (pint) = 240
Cider (pint) = 180-250
Stout (pint) = 210
Bitter/Ale = 180-230
Liqueur (50ml) = 100-170
Brandy (50ml) = 110
Whiskey (25ml) = 55
Mixed drink (Ready to drink) (275ml bottle) = 160-228
Now obviously the above numbers are approximate. It can vary with each brand of drink and, in particular, the alcoholic content of the drink. For example, a 5% beer will likely have higher calories than a 3.5% beer.
Remember also that the mixer you choose with your sprits can increase the calories of your drink. For example, a vodka and coke will have more calories than a vodka and soda water.
Hopefully you have found this a useful guide. If so, please share with anyone else you think might like it.