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Does Alcohol Make You Gain Weight?

It certainly can. Pure alcohol, gram for gram, has almost twice the number of calories as a gram of carbohydrate or protein. One gram of alcohol has 7 calories compared to the 4 calories for carbohydrate or protein – fat has nine calories a gram. Some research is showing that calories from alcohol may be […]

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How Many Calories Do You Drink?

Did you know that because alcohol doesn’t register as “food” in your GI tract or your brain, it doesn’t fill you up the way food does? But alcohol does have calories — 7 calories a gram – more than carbs and protein which clock in at 4 calories a gram (fat has 9). So, because […]

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Do Your Drink Calories Equal The Calories In A Meal?

You may really look forward to happy hour or that before dinner drink.  Time to relax and enjoy the company of friends or family.  Not necessarily a bad thing.  Unfortunately, it’s way too easy to underestimate or forget about the calories lurking in that glass. Calories You Drink Don’t Fill You Up When you drink […]

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Liquid Calories and Holiday Parties

So many of us toast to the holidays with drink in hand – alcoholic or not. Be smart about the booze, the mixers, eggnog, and cider and aim to keep your calories and your buzz under control. A standard drink is 1.5 ounces of hard liquor, 5 ounces of wine, or 12 ounces of beer.  […]

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