It’s that time of year when us sporty types are trying to trim down to gear up for soccer and baseball season.
I’ve given up a number of high-caloried foods in the past week, but don’t ask me to give up beer.
The overused monk-like chant of “in moderation” is definitely a wise message to heed, but surrender to the mediocrity of a beerless life —never!
Instead, I’d suggest you put down that glass of wine, orange juice, spirits, apple juice and one-per-cent milk.
A study in March 2005, funded by the British Beer And Pub Association, says all those drinks have more calories per 100 ml serving than the average beer with 4.6 per cent alcohol, BBC News Online reports. Spirits weighed in at 250 calories, wine had 77 calories, milk was at 64, 47 for apple juice, 42 for OJ and a measly 41 calories for beer. That’s over 135 calories for a 330-ml bottle.
Zero fat, by the way.
Compare that with some stats compiled by realbeer.com, you should cut out some of these munchies instead:
- Oil-popped popcorn with butter, 1 cup, 115 calories.
- Milk chocolate bar, 1.5 oz., 225 calories.
- Peanut M&Ms, 1 package, 250 calories.
- Snickers, 1 bar, 280 calories.
- Cashew nuts, 3.5 oz., 575 calories.
- Large taco, 575 calories.
- Onion rings, 8, 175 calories.
- Milkshake, 360 calories.
- A banana split, 550 calories.
Still wanna quit beer?
Didn’t think so.