[pullquote-right]Its Friday “step aside Java, it’s time for liquor”. [/pullquote-right]
Friday calls for an end of a strenuous work week and their is nothing wrong in having a drink to relax the nerves. Alcoholic Spirits are generally related to high calories, Binge Eating, bloated belly, hangover, absurd decisions; watch out your consumption to avoid regrets next morning.
Alcohol and calories:
Second only to FAT alcohol contains 7 calories per gram as compared to Fat which contains 9 calories per gram; proteins and carbs stand at 4 calories per gram. Alcoholic drinks come with a fairly large proportion of carbohydrates making the matters worse for individuals looking to lose weight.
Calorie chart for drinks: –
1 Vodka(25 ml): 65 Calories (+Coca : 120-125 Calories)
1 Whiskey(25ml) + Lemonade: 75 Calories (+Coca: 130 Calories)
Glass of Red Wine(150 ml): 125 calories
Glass of White Wine(150 ml): 120 calories
Rum and Coca: 130 Calories
Dry vermouth(50 ML):82 calories
Sweet Vermouth(50 ML): 76 Calories
Champagne(120ml): 84 calories
Martini( 60 ml): 110 calories
What not to drink in a spirits evening
Put the beer bottle down
If there was a question of worst calorific choices in terms , the answer would have been simple 4 letters BEER. Struck by the heat wave temperatures in south Asia act as a magnet towards Beer. Beer stands amongst the worst choices you can make with spirits if weight loss is in your mind. For each regular bottle consumed we are looking at around 200 plus calories and all in the form of Carbohydrates or alcohol. Termed as empty calories problem with beer is not only the alcohol but the added carbs/Sugar that comes along with it.
Though not as bad as beer, wine is still not great. Problem with wine is similar like beer the added calories. The added calories come in the form of carbohydrates/natural sugar from grapes.
What to drink
The best form of alcohol you can have with Fitness in mind is the good old classic spirit. Tequila, vodka, whiskey, Gin; an ounce (approx. 30 ml) of classic spirit contains about 60-70 calories most of which coming from alcohol. When the drink counter is going above few its best to stick with spirits to keep a check on the calorie counter. Added Sugary Drinks that boost the calories need to stay under stringent check, best is to stick with water/Soda/natural Juices/coconut water.
My favorite: FIRE CRACKER
Irish Whiskey, 1 Shot expresso, Sparkling Water, Ice
Pour some ice into a pint glass
Top it up with Sparkling water
Drink responsibly, stay healthy
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