Alcohol can easily add 100 calories per day to your diet. If you are trying to lose weight, that doesn’t make it impossible, but it sure makes it harder! Think about it: Let’s say you should consume about 1500 calories per day for weight loss and you drink 100 of them in alcohol, that only leaves you 1400 calories for nutrition. Each ounce of wine is approximately 25 calories so a six ounce glass of wine in 150 calories. Hypnosis for weight loss can help you to desire to drink more water and less alcohol and still have a great time at parties, holiday meals or even just coming home to relax.
Alcohol Adds 100 Calories a Day
to Our Diet
WebMD Health News, November 15, 2012: Alcoholic drinks contribute about 100 calories a day to the average American’s diet. But wine, liquor, and especially beer may add much more to the daily calorie count for younger adults and men.
A new study shows that on any given day, people who drink alcohol get about 16% of their total calories from alcoholic drinks.
Alcohol’s calories come mainly from sugar. Federal dietary guidelines recommend no more than 5% to 15% of total calories come from solid fats or added sugars at any calorie intake level. Because alcohol is considered a source of added sugar, the results show the average American’s 16% of daily calories from alcohol puts them over the recommended 15% limit.
- One 12-ounce beer is about 150 calories.
- One 5-ounce glass of wine is about 120 calories.
- 1.5 ounces or a shot of liquor contains about 100 calories.
The holidays are here and it is an easy time to have extra alcohol what with all the tribal feasts, holiday parties and social gatherings. But, what is your goal? If your goal is to gain weight over the holidays, then go for it and stop reading. On the other hand, if your goal is to lose weight or at least maintain your current weight, then how much alcohol you drink between now and January 3 needs to be a concern.
Slender For Life™ clients at my Seattle weight loss hypnosis and Bainbridge Island weight loss hypnosis offices learn self hypnosis so that they can mentally prepare for a party, go and have a great time and mostly drink water. It is amazing how 1 glass of wine can last for hours when you are also drinking water. Self hypnosis really can help you celebrate the holidays with less alcohol and be true to your goals.
Here is a tip: For every glass of alcohol you drink, have two 8 ounce glasses of water before your next drink.
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