Alcohol calories

Alcohol contains seven calories per gram, so if you're trying to keep in shape it might be an idea to cut down the amount you drink. It contains little in the way of other nutrients, so replacing a meal with alcohol isn’t a good idea.

The following values give an approximate idea as to how many calories are contained in a selection of alcoholic drinks. Remember, on average you need approximately 2000 - 2500 calories a day.

Drink

Calorie content (approximate)

Beers, lager and cider

 

   Pint of lager

200

   Pint of bitter

100

   Pint of sweet cider

250

   Pint of dry cider

200

   Pale ale

91

   Stout, bottled

105

   Lager (ordinary strength)

85

Wines, small glass (125ml)

 

   Red wine

85

   Rose wine, medium

89

   Sweet white wine

118

   Dry white wine

83

   Medium white wine

94

   Champagne

80

Spirits, one shot (25ml)

 

Gin

50

Vodka

50

Whiskey

50

Southern comfort

70

Baileys

80

Fruit juice mixer

50

Fizzy drink mixer

50


Alcohol increases your blood sugar levels making you feel hungry. Unfortunately it’s normally at times when the only food available is junk food. The values below are the calories you are likely to consume after a night out.

Oh and don’t that alcohol will make you feel hungry - all those late snacks are packed full of calories as well.

Packet roasted nuts

300

Packet salted nuts

250

Packet of crisps

130

Large pizza

400

Burger

400

Kebab

500