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Counting Calories? Alcohol Adds Up!

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If you're counting calories at the up and coming barbecues and festivals, remember to include alcoholic drinks in your calculations. The list below tells how many calories are in an average drink.   

DRINK CALORIES
Beer: regular, 12 oz 150
Beer: light, 12oz 100
Wine: dry, 5 oz 100
Wine cooler: 12 oz 180
Distilled spirits (80-proof: 1.5 oz* 100
Cordial or liqueur: 1.5 oz* 160


 

 

 

 

*Mixers add calories

Tips to keep calories down: 

  • You can cut down on the number of calories you drink.
    Drink slowly - or less.
  • Dilute beverages with ice or juice.

And remember, for those who drink, the Dietary Guidelines recommend one drink per day for women and up to two drinks a day for men.

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