In a tequila drink (45 ml) there are approximately 100 calories
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For lose weight and for health, the ideal is to stop drinking alcohol. Drinking alcohol can hinder weight loss, among several reasons, for its calorie content. But if you occasionally want to have an alcoholic drink, there are better options than others to control your weight and avoid a huge load of sugar and calories.
Champagne is one of the lowest calorie alcoholic beverages. A 4-ounce glass of this sparkling wine of French origin has 85 calories, according MedlinePlus.
In drinks like tequila, gin, rum, vodka and whiskey there is approximately in 100 calories in 1.5 ounces or 45 ml.
Try to opt for the usual tequila shot that is just salt, tequila and lime. If you go for the margarita or another prepared drink, you will be acquiring a drink with a huge amount of added sugar. Just 4 ounces of mix margarita can contain up to 35 grams of sugar, the equivalent of almost 9 teaspoons sugar.
3. Light beer
You can save 45 to 50 calories in a 12 oz (355 ml) beer by opting for a light beer that has between 100 and 105 calories, while a normal beer is between 145 and 150 calories. But watch out for craft beer, you’d be getting 170 calories or more.
4. Red wine
In a 5-ounce (145 ml) glass of wine there is approximately 100 calories. Red wine does not add so many calories and contains polyphenols including resveratrol, Quentin, and epicatechins, as published by the Harvard School of Public Health. These polyphenols have been associated with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Brandy or cognac contain 100 calories in 1.5 ounces or 45 ml. You can enjoy it as a digestive after dinner and savor slowly.
The fact that these drinks are low in caloric content is not a reason to abuse their consumption. Alcohol consumption, even moderately can have negative effects on your health, how to increase cancer risk.
The official guidelines define moderate alcohol consumption as 1 drink a day for women and 2 drinks for men.
The worst drinks to lose weight are the mixed ones, those that add juice, tonic or syrups.
How alcohol can hinder your weight loss
- Alcohol is rich in empty calories. Some have the same amount of calories as a meal, but without the nutrients.
- Drink alcohol can lead to overeating or opt for unhealthy foods.
- The alcohol interferes with the body’s fat burning mechanisms, as published Medical News Today.
Drinking too much alcohol can reduce a person’s interest in exercise.
Recommendations to watch your weight when consuming alcohol
Limit your alcohol intake.
Include drinks in your calorie count daily so as not to exceed it.
Choose low calorie drinks
Avoid mixed drinks. A 7-ounce (205 ml) pineyaCanadaa has approximately 500 calories.
Take care of the sizes of the drinks. In some bars or restaurants, a drink can include 2 or more servings and with that, double the calories.
Sip your drink slowly, putting it on the table between drinks. Drinking fast can make you drink more than you want.
After an alcoholicdrinkk water. This helps you consume less alcohol.
Eat something before you drink. It will cause you to drink less and help your stomach absorb alcohol more slowly.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.