Swap It Out Sunday

The end of this month has and will bring a lot of visitors for Casey and I.  This means lots of going out and having drinks at bars.  I am a person that HATES to drink her calories and I sometimes get a glass of red wine if we go out to dinner, but usually I just get water.

drinks

 

So whats best when you are trying to be good?

I try to stick to beer or wine.  A glass of most red wines average 96 calories for a 5 oz. glass, a light beer (emphasis on light, beers can really pack in calories too) averages 110 calories for a 12 oz bottle (rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov).

A margarita averages 168 calories in a 4 oz drink while a cosmo for example has 146 calories in a 2.75 oz drink.  And I don’t know about you but I have never been served a drink that is 4 or 2.75 oz so some multiplying is unfortunately necessary (rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov).

Having 2 glasses of red wine would give me 192 calories of drinks while if I had two margaritas (estimating an 8 oz drink) I would drink 672 calories!!! Yikes.

Drinking is tricky, luckily we hardly ever do it (yes I am a lame 23 year old) but it is nice to make a little better choices when we do.

 

 

 

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