This article is interesting, it suggests that many people do not know the calorie content of the alcoholic drinks they consume. It also suggests that many people who are dieting will carefully count the calories of the food they eat but not take into account the glass of wine or beer they have with dinner. The findings come from a survey of 2,000 UK adults, one in three of whom were found to monitor they daily calorie intake. Only one in ten, however, was monitoring the amount of calories consumed in the alcohol they drank. On average a small glass of wine contains 134 calories and a pint of beer 193 calories so for those trying to diet the calories in what they drink can soon add up. I am well aware of the calorie content of my medium sized glass of wine but personally would rather enjoy that than a slice of cake or a chocolate bar. However, if you are on a diet it might be worth thinking how many calories are in what you drink and adding these to your daily food diary.
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