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Calories in Alcohol

Posted by terrepruitt on December 26, 2009

Tis the season I am sure you know that different alcoholic beverages have different nutiritional value. I am not going to post about the negative issues on alcohol, we all know that it is not the best thing that we can be including in our diet. There are choices that can be made when you know a few things. I just wanted to remind you of a few things. According to Fitday.com

White table wine (3.5 oz) has 85 calories, 2.7 carbs, and no fat

Reisling (3.5 oz) has 80 calories, 3.7 carbs, and no fat

Gewurztraminer (3.5 oz) has 81 calories, 2.6 carbs, and no fat

Red table wine (3.5 oz) has 87.5 calories, 2.7 carbs, and no fat

Merlot (3.5 oz) has 83.3 calories, 2.5 carbs, and no fat

Zinfandel (3.5 oz) has 88.3 calories, 2.8 carbs, and no fat

Burgundy (3.5 oz) has 86.3 calories, 3.7 carbs, and no fat

Eggnog made with whole milk (8 oz) 306.2 calories, 30.7 grams of carbs, and 17 grams of fat. This is not including the alcohol.

An ounce/shot of brandy has 64.2 calories, 0 carbs, and no fat

Online is telling me that 3.4 oz of champagne has 76 calories, 2 carbs, and no fat

I am not sure what type of champagne that is and I know that I typically drink sparkling wine not champagne. I am just sharing sharing some facts since this is the time of year where many people that don’t usually drink might have a drink or two. One way to assist yourself in avoiding alcohol altogether is to volunteer to be the designated driver. That is an additional incentive to not indulge.

Whatever you do, enjoy, but remember moderation is the key. And be responsible.

I don’t have a special “Holiday Drink” but I always hear about people have special drinks they indulge in over the Holiday season. I would love to hear about your special drink. Leave a comment sharing it with us all.

Happy Holidays!

2 Responses to “Calories in Alcohol”

  1. judy said

    I just want to print this out and pretend to consult it when I’m choosing the wine. “I’ll go with the white wine because it’s 2.5 calories less.” For some reason, that makes me giggle. (It’s just me, right? No one else would see the humor? Can you come sit with with me and laugh?)

    Happy new year, Terre. You are one of my bright sparkly wins for 2009!

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    • Well, when I was writing this I was wondering do people really drink 3.5 oz of wine? I was thinking that it would be at least 6 oz. And they would drink more than one, so maybe if you drink more, it can add up! And I was kind of thinking that people would be chosing the wine instead of the creamy drinks, like the eggnog. There is a big calorie difference there.

      I am hoping a lot of people see humor and fun . . . . its a blog for heaven’s sake!

      I don’t really want to virtually sit and giggle with you. I would rather sit with you IRL! 🙂

      Yay! Sparkly!

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