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Weight Loss: How many calories are in alcohol?

Weight Loss: How many calories are in alcohol? 1043600 1

Weight loss can be accelerated by making savvy healthy food choices and doing regular exercises.

Alcohol is one thing that dieters struggle to give up  – especially as Christmas draws near.

But there’s one drink that people looking to lose weight should never drink, according to experts.

It’s very easy to underestimate how many calories there are in an alcoholic drink. 

A survey by revealed that two-thirds of Britons have no idea how many calories are in common alcoholic drinks.

One beverage dieters should avoid is a frozen drink as they are full of sugar.

“Do not have a frozen drink if you’re watching your weight,” Keri Gans, R.D., author of The Small Change Diet, told Women’s Health.

People often think alcohol does not contain as many calories as it actually does.

For instance, 2.7 million people believe there are fewer than 40 calories in a pint of lager, despite the correct figure being over 200.

The average Briton consumes 21 units of booze a week, with a unit being an average of 85 calories, adding up to an extra 1,750 calories a week.

By minimising alcohol intake or cutting it out entirely, the average person could lose 27 pounds in a year.

A pint of lager topped the calorie count list with a whopping 230 calories per pint, with 65 per cent of Britons having no idea of the calorie count.

Cider and Guinness were closely behind lager, with 216 and 218 calories, respectively.

Wine was also placed in the top 10 most calorie-packed drinks.

A medium glass of wine (175ml) has around 159 calories in it, with 59 per cent of those surveyed unaware of the calorie intake.

One of the drinks with lowest number of calories found was gin, with only 52. But served as a double measure with tonic, the amount significantly rises to 160 calories.

It’s key to make savvy choices when it comes to choosing alcoholic drinks while wanting to lose weight.

Drinking gin neat with a squeeze of fresh lime is much better for weight loss than mixing the spirit with tonic water as there’s lots of sugar in the popular mixer.

Another method is to avoid drinking drinks which include more than one type of alcohol.

Supermodel Bella Hadid recently revealed her diet for preparing for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show.

Posting on her Instagram story, Bella shared pictures with her followers of what’s inside her fridge.

Showing off her impressively clean fridge, contents included jam, nut spreads, yoghurts, plenty of fruit and vegetables and various cheeses.

When it comes to drinks, it appears Bella likes a variety of juices, coconut water, kombucha and oat milk.

Source : EXPRESS

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