If you’re trying to lose weight, or even just stay where you are, one of the common pitfalls is beverages, from the fizzy to the alcoholic. Pop, sugary coffee blends, energy drinks, cocktails, that pint of local beer’they’re all danger zones when it comes to your daily caloric intake, as your body has trouble counting them as calories and doesn’t regulate your food intake in response.
That doesn’t mean you should never drink anything but water, but as in all things, moderation is key’as well as choosing the right drinks. So save the piña coladas for special occasions and use this guide to check the calories in your beverage. And then click over to our collection of antioxidant-rich cocktails (both with alcohol and without) for healthier drinks you can make at home.
Vodka, Rum, Gin, Whiskey (1 oz/30 mL): 65
Irish cream (1oz/30 mL): 90
Wine cooler, 12 fl oz bottle: 180
Beer, 12 fl oz. bottle: 150
Light beer, 12 fl oz. bottle: 100
Wine, 6 oz glass: 150
Margarita, 3 fl oz glass: 140