So... I had a very interesting conversation with a couple of my clients earlier. How many calories are in a bottle of wine?
I feel like a good majority of people think that alcohol is basically "free calories," meaning that regardless of how much they drink, they won't overdo it when it comes to caloric consumption.
Actually... That's pretty far from the truth.
Alcohol, per gram, is 7 calories - second most to a gram of dietary fat, which is 9 calories. Carbs and protein are even less than alcohol at 4 calories each per gram.
So let's take a bottle of wine as our example today.
A glass of wine (5 ounces), on average, is about 125 calories. This is roughly 150ml of wine. A bottle, typically, contains about 750ml of wine.
150ml x 5 = 750ml... Which means... 125 (calories) x 5 = 625 calories per bottle.
625 calories. Damn.
White wine contains a bit more in calories versus red wine, while dry wines (those without much of the sugar) typically contain less than both of those. Your sweet wines will be very high, however. Be warned.
So next time you plan on going crazy on the wine, ladies... Be aware that a good majority of your caloric intake for the day is in one bottle of wine.
Be smart and plan ahead.
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