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Party Time! Alcohol

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

So we all like to go to a party, whether it be a night out with the girls or a quiet sophisticated dinner party.

When we are out or staying at home, we always seem to crack open a bottle of fizz that you fancy and start drinking it until you start thinking 'I didn't realise the glass I was drinking out of had a hole in it, it's all leaked and it's all vanished!'

Have you ever wondered how many calories you're consuming? Well as we are coming up to the New Year I thought I'd give you the heads up!

  • a Pint of Carling - 187 calories, 19 minutes running = 0.6 burgers

  • a Pint of Fosters - 170 calories, 17 minutes running 0.6 burgers

  • a Pint of San Miguel - 256 calories, 26 minutes running = 0.9 burgers

  • 25ml of Malibu (without a mixer) - 50 calories, 5 minutes running = 0.2 burgers

  • 50ml of Pimms No 1 (without a mixer) - 123 calories, 12 minutes running = 0.4 burgers

  • 25ml of Sambuca (without a mixer) - 90 calories, 9 minutes running = 0.3 burgers

  • 250ml glass (Large) of Barefoot Pinot Grigio (12.3%) - 195 calories, 20 minutes running = 0.7 burgers

  • 250ml glass (Large) of Blossom Hill White Zinfandel Rosé (10%) - 178 calories, 18 minutes running = 0.6 burgers

  • 500ml Crabbies Ginger Beer (4%) - 255 calories, 26 minutes running = 0.9 burgers

Please note when comparing these amounts will be approximate due to different brands and percentages on the market.

So next time you quickly drink a bottle of your favourite wine think about how much damage it is doing to your body (never mind the awful hangover where we want to eat our own body weight in greasy food). When we talk about hangovers, alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it removes fluids from the body, so drinking too much can lead to dehydration. Dehydration is what causes many of the symptoms of a hangover. Alcohol can also upset your stomach and give you a bad night's sleep. BE AWARE - You may still have some alcohol in your system the next morning so be careful driving - make sure you're under the legal limit - if you aren't sure take a bus or share a lift with a friend.


"All mammals gravitate to eating the most energy-dense foods," David Levitsky, professor of human ecology and nutritional sciences at Cornell University, says. "Fat is the most energy-dense food available." It's just that sober, you won't usually give in to those cravings. But after a night of boozy indulgence, you lose such learned inhibitions as disciplined eating, Levitsky says.

So next time you want that bottle of Prosecco or you want that Jägerbomb, be aware of what it is doing to your body!

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