Do You Gain As Much Weight From Liquid Calories?
Soda, coffee, alcohol. See where you get the fewest calories
It is important to get plenty of fluids both during the day and when you exercise. But think hard. Some drinks are pure calorie bombs.
Calorie facts about alcohol:
Alcohol contains almost as many calories as fat!
1 g alcohol = 7 calories
1 g fat = 9 calories
1 g carbohydrate or protein = 4 calories
In addition to being bursting with calories, alcohol also inhibits your fat burning. The body tries to burn the alcohol instead of the calories you have eaten.
Here is a guide to get you through the liquid calories so you are prepared when thirst strikes.
Water is healthy, and then it contains ZERO calories, so it can not be better. On the other hand, it is full of lots of minerals and good nutrients.
The classic mineral water contains 0 calories.
WATER: 0 calories per. 100 g
JUICE & SMOOTHIE
Fruit in liquid form contains lots of vitamins and minerals – but also a lot of fruit sugar and thus many calories. Vegetable juice is a calorie-lighter choice.
Freshly squeezed orange juice: 45 calories per 100 g
Apple juice: 43 calories per 100 g
Vegetable juice: 16 calories per 100 g
Mango and passion: 63 calories per 100 g
Strawberries & bananas: 58 calories per 100 g
Blueberry Smoothie: 50 calories per 100 g
There is a big difference between sodas. The sugar variants are big calorie bombs, whereas the light and zero versions are almost calorie-free. Although light products immediately seem like the safe choice, do not be fooled. They contain artificial sweeteners that can cheat your appetite control. And if you end up eating more than usual, then you are just as far when the day is over and the calorie count needs to be settled.
Coca Cola: 42 calories per. 100 g
Coca Cola light: 1.5 g calories per. 100 g
Coca Cola zero: 0 calories per. 100 g
If you have a taste for milk, you risk getting quite a lot of liquid calories inside. As the fat content in the milk increases, so does the calorie content. Conversely, you can limit the deduction on the calorie account if you choose e.g. skimmed milk.
Whole milk: 64 calories per. 100 g
Light milk: 48 calories per. 100 g
Skimmed milk: 36 calories per. 100 g
Drinking yoghurt 1%, orange and strawberry approx .: 59 calories per. 100 g
As a starting point, coffee provides plenty of space in the calorie account. But if you need to have milk, syrup or sugar in your mocha, then the bucket turns completely. And suddenly you are sitting with a proper calorie bomb. The choice of milk is therefore absolutely decisive for how many calories your favourite coffee contains. If you find it difficult to completely drink coffee without milk, save on calories and choose the low-fat one.
Black/Americano: 0 calories per. 100 g
Espresso: 0 calories per. 100 g
Powdered coffee: 2 calories per. 100 g
Caffe latte with whole milk: 120 calories (2.5 dl)
Caffe latte with skimmed milk: 65 calories (2.5 dl)
Cappuccino with whole milk: 60 calories (2.5 dl)
Cappuccino with skim milk: 30 calories (2.5 dl)
Tea contains virtually no calories, so you can enjoy it without worrying about the side effects. But just like with coffee, the picture changes, of course, if you add milk and sugar (see coffee).
Tea: 0 calories per. 100 g
One of the great king drinks of winter is hot cocoa. But in terms of calories, it is just as sinful as it is delicious. With whipped cream on top, the calorie count goes up even higher.
A good spoonful of 20 grams of whipped cream provides 50 calories extra for the love handles.
Cocoa: 67 calories per. 100 g
Partying is almost synonymous with drinks. But your favourite drinks contain more than party and colours. So you can also risk caloric hangovers.
If you want to make your drinks with as few calories as possible, it is a good idea to use a measuring cup. Then you have better control of the amounts and avoid overdosing on either alcohol, sugar or calories.
Another option is to use light products in your drinks. For example, if you replace your Coca Cola with Cola zero, you have quickly saved yourself a lot of calories.
Pina Colada: Ca. 150 calories per. 100 g (300-400 calories for the whole glass, depending on size)
Gin & tonic: 76 calories per. 100 g (equivalent to small 200 calories for a typical cocktail)
Cosmopolitan: 75 calories per. 100 grams of
Rum & cola: 73 calories per. 100 grams of
Mojito: 96 calories per. 100 grams of
Bacardi Breezers: Approx. 72 calories per. 100 g (approx. 200 per 275 g bottle)
Beautiful, alcohol-filled grapes are unfortunately not calorie-free. Of course, wine is not just wine. The degree of dryness means a lot for the amount of calories. And also check the alcohol percentage. It varies, for both white and red wines. And more alcohol usually means more calories.
Red wine: 73 calories per. 100 g
White wine (sweet): 96 calories per. 100 g
White wine (dry): 67 calories per. 100 g
Champagne: 76 calories per. 100 g
Port wine: 153 calories per. 100 g
Sherry (sweet): 135 calories per. 100 g
Bailey: 327 calories per. 100 g
BEER AND SNAPS
Keep track of how many calories there are in your beer.
Beer – lagers: 38 calories per. 100 g