THE WEEKEND IS HERE…DON’T LET IT ALL GO

Ngo Okafor Black Male Model

Ngo Okafor Black Male Model

Woohoo!! Finally, the weekend is here! It was a long week. Very busy…busy is very good though. Weekends are great for rest and recovery. At the same time, weekends are great for preparing for the next week. I’m definitely going to enjoy myself, but I will try not to go too crazy. All the hard work that I put in during the week can be hurt by two nights of heavy partying. Four drinks can wipe out an entire workout. As much as that sucks, it’s true. The question that is always asked after the weekend is

‘How many calories are in my drink?’

Well that depends. Typically, the
more sugar and alcohol wine has, the more calories it will have. Read below –

 As for why it’s not listed – because they aren’t required to by the FDA. They’re regulated by
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms, not the
FDA.Beer
Non-alcoholic beer actually has the same calories as beer with alcohol: 148 calories in 12 ounces. Drinking light beer, you’ll only take in 99 calories per 12 ounces. One six-pack has more than 800 calories (and that’s without the chips and dip).Wine
Dry wine contains fewer
calories than sweet: 106 calories for 5 ounces of dry wine and a whopping 226
calories for 5 ounces of sweet dessert wine (without the chocolate mousse). If
you drink a glass of wine before dinner, another glass with dinner and a sweet
wine for dessert, you’ve added more than 400 calories to your
meal.

You’ll be glad to hear that champagne contains the same amount of
calories as other dry wines, 106 calories per 5 ounces. Of course, if you drink
the entire bottle…

The hard stuff
The calories in gin, rum, vodka or
whiskey depends on the proof, which is twice the percentage of alcohol. For
example, 90 proof vodka contains 45 percent alcohol; 100 proof contains 50
percent alcohol. And it’s easy to guess which has more calories: The higher the
proof, the higher the calories. Here’s the damage:

* 1 1/2 ounces 80
proof contains 97 calories
* 1 1/2 ounces 90 proof contains 110 calories
*
1 1/2 ounces 100 proof contains 124 calories

Calorie content of other
types of liquor varies greatly. If you’re watching your weight, choose cordial,
at only 20 calories per 1 1/2 ounces. Schnapps has 108 calories per 1 1/2
ounces, but 1 1/2 ounces of creme de menthe will set you back 186
calories.

Mixed drinks
Obviously, the larger the drink the higher the
calorie content. If your favorite watering hole serves pond-sized margaritas,
you can easily drink more than 400 calories (without the tortilla chips and
guacamole). Choose a more petite 2-ounce Manhattan and you’ll only drink 128
calories. Here are common serving sizes and calorie amounts for your favorite
drinks:

* 5-ounce Blood Mary: 115 calories (and the celery adds less than
5 calories)
* 8-ounce eggnog: 490 calories (remember I said you wouldn’t
believe this)
* 7.5-ounce gin and tonic: 171 calories
* 4.5-ounce pina
colada: 262 calories
* 3-ounce whiskey sour: 122 calories

Hope this
helps

 

Sources: http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/diet-fitness/beer-wine-liquor-are-they-making-you-fat.htmlBy Ngo Okafor

Black Male Model and Actor

African American Black Male Model and Actor

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