I’m not here to preach to you how much alcohol you should drink each day/week. I’m also not here to talk about the short and long term negative aspects of drinking alcohol. If you’d like to find out more about that, click on this link http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/Factsheets/Pages/alcohol.aspx
My philosophy at Whole Food Nutrition is a way of eating for life so I don’t count calories but when it comes to weight management, some of us need to look at how many calories/kilojoules we’re consuming. You’d be surprised at how it all adds up. I think in calories so have added them here and also added soft drinks.
|Jim Beam Black Label & Cola Cans 375mL||1099||263|
|Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey & Cola Cans 375mL||1069||255|
|Bundaberg U.P. Rum & Cola Cans 375mL||998||238|
|Wild Turkey Bourbon & Cola Cans 375mL||977||233|
|Johnnie Walker Red Label & Cola Cans 375mL||971||232|
|Smirnoff Ice Double Black Cans 6.5% 375mL||1069||255|
|Gordons Elderflower Spritz Bottle 500mL||1015||242|
|UDL Vodka & Raspberry Cans 375mL||971||232|
|Smirnoff Raspberry Sorbet Pouch 250mL||955||228|
|James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider 500mL||875||209|
|Somersby Apple Cider Bottle 330mL||868||207|
|Strongbow Classic Apple Cider Bottle 355mL||767||183|
|Crown Lager Bottle 375mL||641||153|
|Victoria Bitter Bottles 375mL||634||151|
|James Boag’s Premium Lager||623||149|
|Corona Extra Beer 355mL||611||146|
|Carlton Draught Stubbies 375mL||581||139|
|Red wine 12% medium glass 160mL (average all brands)||456||109|
|Dry white wine 12% medium glass 160mL (average all brands)||454||108|
|Sweet white wine 11% medium glass 160mL (average all brands)||669||160|
|Sparkling white wine 11% medium glass 160mL (average all brands)||434||104|
|Rose medium glass 11% 160mL (average all brands)||469||112|
|Cola can 375ml||656||157|
|Lemon lime + bitters bottle 375ml||754||180|
These figures don’t look that high but who stops at one drink on a night out? Drinks combined with your meal can end up in a high amount of cals/kj’s.
In case you’re wondering about how red wine is good for us …… It contains reservatrol, a polyphenol which protects us from diseases such as cancer and heart disease. This doesn’t mean that you go rushing off buying masses of red wine! Wine also contains sulphites which some of us are sensitive to. Darker drinks, such as red wine, bourbon, brandy and whisky, are also generally higher in congeners (by-products of fermentation) than white wine and vodka which can cause a worse hangover. If you want more of those polyphenols without the hangover, eat more of these foods which have the same amount as a standard glass of red wine.
24g of walnuts
25g of dark chocolate
360ml of tea
270g of cranberries
By all means, enjoy yourself but if weight loss is your focus, watch those drinks. A Nutritionist can help with managing your weight and much more.
I offer a free 15 minute chat by phone or 30 minutes face-to-face if you need help with managing your weight or have any other health concerns.