Just how many calories are in my drink? | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


What’s your poison?

Beer, water, wine? What do you choose when you feel like wetting your whistle?

Do you ever stop and consider just how many calories are in your adult beverage? Well maybe you should. Knowing what you are eating is important and what you are drinking is just as important. While we are trying to make better dietary choices lately, alcohol in no exception.

Sure alcohol without the added stuff is fat free and low in carbs, but you still have to count the calories! Here is a quick run down on calories and poisons.

Wine: Typically wine has about 20 calories per ounce. Who drinks only one ounce? Anyone? So it’s safe to say that a 5 oz glass of wine will cost you about 100 calories. Another thing to take note of is that the darker the more carbs. For example:

Chardonnay                  (per 5 oz)  100 calories   2 g carbs White Wine                    (per 5 oz)  100 calories   2 g carbs Cabernet Sauvignon    (per 5 oz)  100 calories   4 g carbs

Merlot                            (per 5 oz)  100 calories   4g of carbs