Monday, 20 April 2009

Drinking alcohol makes you fat!

This headline could also be....'Light exercise makes you feel more healthy'.

It is definitely the 'silly season' just before a budget. The UK government desperately needs to raise taxes to fund their inefficiencies. Alcohol is an immediate easy tax.

According to a recent article in the Telegraph these are the worrying statistics:

Large glass (250ml) of average strength red wine = 214 calories = one bag of Cheesy Wotsits.

A bottle of average strength red wine = 644 calories = 14 jaffa cakes or McDonald's Cheeseburger and medium fries.

Large glass of medium dry white wine = 190 calories = two and a half digestive biscuits.

Bottle of medium dry white wine = 570 calories = chicken with cashew nuts and egg fried rice.

One pint of premium lager = 330 calories = one four ounce fillet steak

One pint of cider = 200 calories = one KFC chicken drumstick

Large Bailey's (100ml) = 320 calories = one Snickers bar

One shot (25ml) of vodka or gin = 55 calories = one 25ml serving of single cream

(in may cases I would rather drink the alcohol!!!)


wine blog said...

Lots of calories in Alcohol. Not sure it's a big cause for getting fat though. Depends what your main diet is really. If you're eating fish and chips with a pint ever other day then yeah, I'd say you're gonna get fat! Cheers!

HamishWM said...

Thanks for your comment. I agree. It is all about balance rather than excess.