A glass or two of wine or schooner of beer may seem innocent enough after a stressful day but when you consider 1g of alcohol has almost the same kilojoules / calories as 1g of fat (29 verses 37) – a few glasses everyday in time can really impact the waistline. (View the linked article for the amount of kilojoules / calorie in specific beverages)
Does this mean no more alcohol? No, moderation is key! Research has even shown some health benefits associated with moderate red wine consumption but having more, unfortunately didn’t have additional benefits but rather can impact the waistline and health. Why? Again alcohol is high in kilojoules / calorie and it’s empty kilojoules not providing much nutritional value.
The recommendations? Limit alcohol to less than 1-2 standard drinks per day and have some alcohol free days.
If you would like to reduce your alcohol intake, here are 11 great tips from the Healthy Food Guide.