Alcohol makes you fat. Eventhough we try to switch our drinks and still maintain a boozy time, the fact remains that alcohol does keep the calorie count high. According to Askmen, "As with all weight gain, it is the calories that add up and make you fat. That said, it is still possible to enjoy a night out or a couple of beers in front of the TV. Here are some tips:
  • Try to limit your alcohol intake each week. If you are used to drinking every Friday and Saturday night, reduce the frequency to one weekend night per week.
  • Resist the urge to snack when you're drinking. The salty snacks they provide at the bar are usually low in nutrients and high in calories, which will also contribute to your gut."

  • Here is a chart of drinks to relate your calories to:
    Beer
    Brand Calories Carbs (g)
    Budweiser 145 10.6
    Coors Light 102 5
    Miller Genuine Draft 143 13.1
    Michelob 155 13.3
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 175
    14.1
    Sam Adams Boston Lager 160 18
    Heineken 150 11.5
    Corona 148 13
    Guinness Extra Stout 153 17.4

    Wine
    Type Calories Carbs (g)
    Cabernet Sauvignon (red) 90 2.5
    Merlot (red) 95 2.5
    Chianti (red) 100 2.5
    Chardonnay (white) 90 1.1
    Sauvignon Blanc (white) 80 1.1
    Port (Ruby) 185 Up to 10
    Cocktails
    Type Calories Carbs (g)
    Gin & Tonic 200 4
    Vodka Cranberry 220 5
    Bloody Mary 180 4
    Margarita Up to 500 Up to 10
    Long Island Iced Tea Up to 550 Up to 11