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4 High Calorie Alcoholic Drinks To Avoid

Alcohol is a part of almost every social situation. Birthdays, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and weddings are all events where alcohol is a central focus. Unfortunately, in terms of weight loss alcohol is bad news coming in at 7 calories per gram. Today I am going to help you minimise the impact that alcoholic beverages have on your waistline by discussing 4 high calorie alcoholic drinks that you should avoid.

1) BAILEY’S IRISH CREAM:- Bailey’s Irish Cream is a popular evening drink. The smooth, creamy taste means that it goes down great as a night cap. However, if you enjoy too many glasses of Bailey’s Irish Cream you may find yourself piling on the pounds. A standard 50 millilitre (ml) glass contains 162 calories whilst a large 100ml glass contains 324 calories making this a very high calorie alcoholic drink. So by all means enjoy Bailey’s Irish Cream from time to time but make sure that it is not the only thing you drink.

2) JACK DANIELS AND COKE:- Straight Jack Daniels is one of the lightest alcoholic drinks available with a single 25ml shot containing just 55 calories. However, adding coke also adds 131 calories making a single Jack Daniels and Coke come in at a notable 186 calories. To convert this high calorie alcoholic drink into a low calorie option try adding a lighter mixer such as diet coke or enjoy your Jack Daniels on the rocks.

3) STELLA ARTOIS:- Premium lagers such as Stella Artois have become increasingly popular in recent years. Unfortunately, drinking Stella Artois is not good news for your waistline. A pint contains 262 calories which means just a few pints can add some serious calories to your daily intake. If you enjoy your Stella Artois then try switching to a premium light beer every other pint. Premium light beers contain similar levels of alcohol but less calories making them a good choice when moderating your daily calorie consumption.

4) WKD:- Alcopops such as WKD are another high calorie alcoholic drink. The vodka in this drink is combined with high levels of added sugar which means that a standard 275ml bottle comes in at a significant 220 calories. To cut the calories try flavoured vodka or standard vodka with a diet mixer. Both of these options taste similar to WKD but contain minimal sugar which cuts out a large amount of calories.

SUMMARY

For most people alcohol is something that is enjoyed quite regularly. If consumed in moderation, alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle. Just be aware that certain drinks contain a much larger amount of calories than others. By minimising your consumption of the high calorie alcoholic drinks in this article and sticking to lighter alcoholic drinks most of the time you can enjoy your alcohol and avoid weight gain.

Avoid These 5 Cocktails And You Will Stay Looking Great

Article by Paul Atkins

When it’s time to have a drink it’s time to have a drink. The problem with that though is that many drinks are just plain not good for you. Never mind if you’re on a diet plan and trying to lose weight these 5 are the cream of the crop when it comes to calories, sugar, and just plain old bad stuff you don’t want to have floating around inside you.

Not only do these types of drinks wreck your system and help fluctuate your sugar levels up and down faster than a bobble head they tend to always be the ones that leave you with that wonderful early-morning hangover headache that always seems to come at the worst possible time. It’s also a good idea to keep in mind that the drinks mentioned in this article are ones that are very popular. This is important because your odds of running into them are high. These drinks tend to be the ones that are more socially inclined and lend themselves to large groups of people who will more than likely want you to drink them with everyone.

To start things off let’s begin by discussing how a tea from long island is anything but a tea and actually not from long island either. The long island iced tea is not teaming with antioxidants but rather a concoction of five different hard liquors as well as sweet and sour mix and Coke. All mighty fine ingredients you want in a drink when you’re trying to lose weight and get fit, not really.

Next on our list would be the newest bad alcoholic concoction the infamous red bull and vodka. This drink seems to be popular among the youth and occasionally among the older. Who knows why this particular drink has become such a craze maybe it’s because of the fancy red bull cars driving around with their giant cans strapped to the roof or maybe it’s the annual flugtag festival of idiots driving their homemade cars off a ramp into giant lakes sending everyone into a frenzy. Whatever the case the person who decided to combine these two drinks deserves to win the worlds worst drink combination award.

I say this because only the supercharged college age drunk who desires nothing more than the worst hangover in the morning or the inability to sleep is really who’s right for this particular drink. Granted there is a positive side to this drink which is when you drink them you’re so stupidly energized you might bounce off the walls enough for hours to burn a few of those ridiculous amount of calories you just ingested.

A favorite drink of mine is an unfortunate part of this list, the redneck’s drink of choice a Jack and Coke. As much as i hate to admit it this particular cocktail us fully loaded in an unfortunately bad way. A little bit of Jack on the rocks is no biggie, but throw in that Coke and the whole ball game changes. There is a bright spot in the whole Jack and Coke saga which is those that generally drink this cocktail usually end up in a pretty serious brawl outside the local bar which is a great way to get rid of a few extra calories you just drank.

Numero 4 on the list of most offensive cocktails to the health nut or fitness buff is the anti-typical pool bar / Tiki hut drink the Pina colada. This drink tends to have not just have ridiculous amount of calories and sugar all swirled together in a lovely delicious dessert like cocktail but usually comes with a boatload of fat as well. The ending result is that of an alcoholic milkshake that comes close to surpassing the calories of a whopper with cheese. In fact you might actually be better off ordering a whopper with cheese and go ahead and throw some fries into the mix from the pool bar over this fourth offender.

Last but not least on our list of worst offenders is the scorpion. The scorpion is a favorite drink of those who are throwing tropical themed pool parties or some other equally ridiculous themed event. There’s not much worse than throwing together a lot of sugary-based alcohol’s and serving them up, other than of course serving them up with a lot of sugary-based juices in a giant bowl shaped glass that contains six draws. A couple of these babies and you wonder where the roasted pig went and end up face down in the toilet.

A well-prepared and proactive person who has their defenses up before the party or vacation begins will prevent disaster from happening. These 5 calorie and sugar rich cocktails are definitely the ones that need to be avoided at all times. Staying from these drinks and not making stupid health decisions will help you stay on track and protect you from taking several steps backwards in regards to all the weight-loss and fitness progress you’ve made so far.

A strong drink is great and sometimes just plain needed, just make sure it doesn’t kill the progress you’ve made with your workout routines. A 90 day exercise routine that is a heck of a workout but also enjoyable is P90X by Beachbody, a personal favorite of mine.