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Will alcohol ruin my diet?

Apr 2nd, 2017 by

Booze contains plenty of calories, but is it possible to drink and still maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Would you rather have a cheeseburger or a frozen margarita? The calories are roughly the same, as are the calories for a pint of lager and a slice of pizza. If you think alcohol is just too liquid to be calorific, you’re in good company. Only 20% of us know how many calories are in a large glass of wine (228). The Local Government Association, which promotes public health issues, is campaigning for calorie information to be on alcoholic cans and bottles – as it is on soft drinks. It says alcohol provides only “empty calories” and interferes with how efficiently the body burns fat.

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