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Website Gives the Food Equivalent of What You Drank Last Night

Find the Food Equivalent of What You Drank

The first words out of a host's welcoming mouth are often, "What would you like to drink?" with the expectation that you'll be enjoying an alcoholic beverage upon arrival. Indulging in moderation is just fine, but when we're not pouring our own beverages, moderation is a greater challenge.

The only beverage that can be measured in exact calories is a bottle of beer, but when we're being served glasses of wine, champagne, or mixed drink concoctions, the number of calories in our cups becomes cloudy. For some clarity, check out BBC's cheeky Alcohol Experiment. While it's not entirely accurate because you can't specify types of beer or hard alcohol, the tool gives you a rough idea of the liquid calories you consumed — as well as the junk food equivalent. To find out what it does,

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For example, if you drank a double mixed with tonic and a beer, the website calculates the calorie intake (345 calories) and shows the food equivalent: two jaffa cakes (must be a British cookie) and a hot dog. Although I have doubts about its accuracy, the website serves as a reminder that most alcoholic beverages are empty liquid calories, which can affect our waistlines as much as calories we eat. It's something to keep in mind this season when our holiday party hosts ask if we'd like a refill.

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jeremydennis jeremydennis 7 years
Yeah, It is really Perfect! I pay attention to the calories I drink..and try not to drink much else besides water and tea. I don't drink alcohol too often really. And I don't drink beer whatsoever really because I dont like it. Hard liquors like vodka are less calories but you still should pay attention! Jeremy Alcoholism Information
jeremydennis jeremydennis 7 years
Yeah, Its Perfect! I pay attention to the calories I drink..and try not to drink much else besides water and tea. I don't drink alcohol too often really. And I don't drink beer whatsoever really because I dont like it. Hard liquors like vodka are less calories but you still should pay attention! Jeremy<a href="http://www.alcoholisminformation.org ">Alcoholism Information </a>
jeremydennis jeremydennis 7 years
Yeah, Its Perfect! I pay attention to the calories I drink..and try not to drink much else besides water and tea. I don't drink alcohol too often really. And I don't drink beer whatsoever really because I dont like it. Hard liquors like vodka are less calories but you still should pay attention! Jeremy Alcoholism Information
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
This doesn't really change my attitude much. I usually have 2-3 gin and tonics, so about 200-300 calories, which isn't that much.
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 7 years
Which we all know is not true.
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 7 years
They don't have light beer or diet soda as an option. I drank two light beers last night and it said I drank 355 calories.
mem952 mem952 7 years
a jaffa cake is like a small cookie sized sponge cake with chocolate topping and a little bit of raspberry jelly (jam) in the middle. during the day i'm really careful with liquid calories - i only have a small orange juice if i'm getting a cold, low fat soy milk for some calcium and maybe a cup of tea. apart from that i just drink water.but at night it's a different matter! i'm not someone to go out all night partying but i do love a couple of glasses of red wine with dinner! i'm going out tonight for dinner with colleagues - i'll try to cut down and drink lots of water instead. wish me luck!
mem952 mem952 7 years
a jaffa cake is like a small cookie sized sponge cake with chocolate topping and a little bit of raspberry jelly (jam) in the middle. during the day i'm really careful with liquid calories - i only have a small orange juice if i'm getting a cold, low fat soy milk for some calcium and maybe a cup of tea. apart from that i just drink water. but at night it's a different matter! i'm not someone to go out all night partying but i do love a couple of glasses of red wine with dinner! i'm going out tonight for dinner with colleagues - i'll try to cut down and drink lots of water instead. wish me luck!
RadioCupid RadioCupid 7 years
I only drink water and iced tea.Iced tea when I go out to eat and water at home and sometimes when I go out to eat.:)
RadioCupid RadioCupid 7 years
I only drink water and iced tea. Iced tea when I go out to eat and water at home and sometimes when I go out to eat. :)
Sarah10563 Sarah10563 7 years
haha i thought i was being good, but...1 beer, and 2 small glasses of wine later i had a meals worth! or as the converter put it, 2 donuts and a jaffa cake...whatever that is. I'm pretty careful about what I eat and I don't do donuts, but I guess I've just never thought of a glass of wine like a pastry, but I will now!
crayolasky crayolasky 7 years
I pay attention to the calories I drink..and try not to drink much else besides water and tea. I don't drink alcohol too often really. And I don't drink beer whatsoever really because I dont like it. Hard liquors like vodka are less calories but you still should pay attention!
crayolasky crayolasky 7 years
I pay attention to the calories I drink..and try not to drink much else besides water and tea. I don't drink alcohol too often really. And I don't drink beer whatsoever really because I dont like it. Hard liquors like vodka are less calories but you still should pay attention!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I always make sure to account for the calories in what I drink. My husband will easily drink 6 150-calorie beers in a night and eat a whole frozen pizza for dinner...that's a lot of beer calories! You definitely have to think about what you're drinking because it'll make you gain weight if you aren't careful!
candace87 candace87 7 years
People don't think about calories in drinks, that's why there are so many people with beer guts!
heartbreakerx62x heartbreakerx62x 7 years
It is so true, a night of drinking can add up to a lot of calories. Recently, me and my BF have been trying to seriously cut back on drinking. I am trying to just have a few during vacations and special occasions and am trying to cut out the pointless drinking on the weekends
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm always aware...and make up for it the next day with a harder workout. I just think that seeing that number and its equivalent might make me feel even worse ;)
livetolove livetolove 7 years
well it makes sense... I know a lot of us (myself included) will sometimes forget that liquids have calories and that they can totally add up!!
mod16 mod16 7 years
hahaha. nice
mod16 mod16 7 years
hahaha. nice
ameli ameli 7 years
i never thought about it! 1250 cal! i can't believe it! for a friday night! i think that i'll start drinking water from now
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I so would not want to know this after a long night out. I don't think I could handle the guilt.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Eeeek! I definitely try to stay away from too many liquid calories, as they just don't seem to be worth it!
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