Protein and carbohydrates have four calories per gram, and fat has nine calories per gram. So alcohol has how many? Zero? I wish! Alcohol has seven calories per gram, and no nutritional value.
Thus, our next step towards a healthier lifestyle is:
Here is a chart with serving sizes and calorie counts for wine, beer, whisky and cocktails:
Serving size definitely matters regarding alcohol consumption. We often judge restaurants and bars on the size of a cocktail or glass of wine, complaining if the pour seems too small. In reality, most of us are drinking up to two or three times the serving size. I will admit that I have never had a three ounce Cosmopolitan in my life! Let’s do the math –
Three 6 ounce Cosmopolitans = 990 calories! Talk about diet sabotage. Try one of these low calorie cocktail recipes when water just won’t do.