Thursday, June 23, 2011

Just so you know...

•12 ounces beer = 153 calories and 13.9 grams alcohol

•12 ounces lite beer = 103 calories and 11 grams alcohol

•5 ounces wine (red) = 125 calories and 15.6 grams alcohol

•5 ounces wine (white) = 121 calories and 15.1 grams alcohol

•3 ounces sake = 117 calories and 14.1 grams alcohol

•1 1/2 ounces liquor (80 proof or 40% alcohol) = 97 calories and 14 grams alcohol

◦add 6 ounces carbonated beverage mix to 1 1/2 ounces liquor and the calories and carbohydrates increase:

◦cola 68 calories and 18 grams carbohydrate

◦lemon-lime soda74 calories and 19 grams carbohydrate


Tulkinghorn said...

This is much more a part of British culture than ours -- they talk all the time about alcohol units (It's a running gag in Bridget Jones) -- but oddly enough instead of the 14g unit, they use 8-10g.

Resulting in the following limits:

UK: 3–4/day; 21/week (@8g = 24–32g day, 168g/week)
USA: 1-2 units/day (14–28g/day), not to exceed 14 units/week (196g/week)

Nobody gives a shit about calories... Half a bottle of wine a day(about 2.5 US units) is more than recommended, but less than necessary to make life worth living.

Tulkinghorn said...

Also the beer calories and alcohol are significantly less -- about half of what there is in real beer like a Stone IPA.

David Chute said...

One footnote to this list is that drinking with dinner increases appetite. So maybe save it for later.

Tulkinghorn said...

Drinking with dinner makes food and conversation better -- it increases appetite because it improves the entire experience.

Puritanism is an ugly thing....

David Chute said...

So is flab.

Tulkinghorn said...

You really need to get your priorities straight.

David Chute said...

There is no equivilent among women to the sub-set of guys known as "chubby chasers." A grim reality that old married guys no longer have to deal with.