If you're watching your weight, watch your drinking.
Many of our favourite alcoholic drinks contain more calories than we realise.
Did you know that a standard 175ml serving of white wine has the same number of calories as a packet of crisps? And that a pint of cider contains the same number of calories as a slice of cake.
Check this "food comparison" table to ask yourself how much alcohol you really want to put away.
|White wine (175ml)||2.1||130||A bag of crisps|
|Red wine (175ml)||2.1||120||A slice of cheese & tomato pizza|
|Lager or beer (pint)||2.3||170||A small sausage roll|
|Cider (a pint)||3.4||200||A mince pie|
|Tequila (25ml)||1.0||160||A doughnut|
|Alcopop (275ml)||1.4||200||A chicken drumstick|
The recommended daily calorie intake for women is 2,000 and for men is 2,500.