Weekend on the booze? Make sure you’ve counted the calories in your drink!
It’s important to factor in the calorie content in alcoholic beverages, and remember, you don’t have to cut it out completely, just make better choices.
If you know you’ll be drinking over the weekend, adjust your meal plan accordingly and factor this in through the week.
For example, reduce your calorie intake on a Thursday or Friday to allow more calories in your alcoholic beverage at the weekend.
Take a look at our simple guide of the kind of calories contained in some of the most popular drinks.
Pint of beer
Glass of wine
Gin & tonic
These averages are useful for working out what you may need to amend on your weekly plan to stay on track. You don’t have to cut alcohol out completely if you make clever choices.
Opt for lower calorie options like gin and tonic, gin and diet lemonade, vodka and diet coke, or swap a glass of wine for a glass of prosecco.