Working hard but not getting the results you were expecting?

Those refreshing drinks at the end of a long day might just be what’s tripping you up.  Are alcohol calories your trip wire?

Beware!

BEER:  Light beers typically contain ~100 calories and 5 grams of carbs per 12 oz serving
Regular beers typically contain ~150 calories and 10.5 grams of carbs per 12 oz serving
IPA’s typically contain ~240 calories and 22 grams of carbs per serving

WINE:  Dry red wines typically contain 150 calories and 4 grams of carbs per serving
Dry white wines typically contain 125 calories and 3 grams of carbs per serving
Dry Sparkling wine and champagne typically contains 110 calories and 2 grams of carbs
For sweeter wines, you can assume that the carbohydrate content will be slightly higher

SPIRITS:  Spirits such as vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, and tequila will all contain close to 95 calories and 0 grams of carbs per fluid ounce

Keep in mind that when you mix alcohol with caloric beverages and mixers, the caloric value and carbohydrate content changes. While 1.5 ounces of tequila may contain only 95 calories and 0 grams of carbohydrates, a margarita might contain somewhere closer to 400 calories and 65 grams of carbohydrates.    For more:  

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