Saturday, July 23, 2016

How Much Can You Drink to be less Calories than a Cheeseburger?

     The basic 1/4 pound cheeseburger has 545 calories.  That is 260 1/4 lb patty, 120 bun, 60 American cheese slice, 15 ketchup and 90 Mayo.  This is a basic cheeseburger, not a double or one with god knows what dripping off of it.   The average recommended intake for men is 2500 calories and women 2000 calories, this is an average of all the weight and activity levels.   500 calories of liquor or cheeseburger boils down to 20% of a mans daily allowance of calories and 25% for women.

     It is actually simple, take a simple Rum and Coke, you get 100 calories from the rum and 90 for the cola, that is 190 calories, and on average most people will drink three of them at a sitting, that is 570 Calories or more than a cheeseburger.  If you start adding heavily sugared mixers like creme of coconut etc, then you can get single drinks like a Pina Colada, that will have more than 400 calories each.

     "A recent survey commissioned by Truly Spiked & Sparkling and conducted online by Harris Poll showed that a stunning 47% of drinkers in the United States believe that there aren’t enough low-calorie drinks options out there on the market, with 45% believing that following a fitness regime makes it more difficult to be social when events revolve around food and drink."

   On the other hand a rum or any other basic spirit on the rocks or with a diet soda, is only 100 calories, about the same as a light beer.  You will be pretty drunk is you have five of those in one sitting, but it is less than a cheeseburger.  Check out the chart and see what you are taking in when you are out grilling and eating burgers and drinking your favorite beverage how many calories your are taking in.  Usually about the equivalent of about 2 to 3 hours of running to burn them off.

Budweiser Select 55  55 Skinnygirl  120
Beck's Premier Light  60 Red (Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, etc)  150
Miller 64  64 White (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, etc)  150
Michelob Ultra Amber  90 Korbel Brut California Champagne  160
Budweiser Select  100 Skinnygirl Sangria 160
Busch Light 100 Sweet dessert (3.5 oz.) 170
Coors Light  100 Barefoot Refresh Pink Spritzer (8 oz.) 180
Corona Light  100
Michelob Ultra  100
Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus 100 Red Lobster Manhattan  160
Miller Lite  100 Chili's Premium Long Island Iced Tea  210
Natural Light  100 Olive Garden Frozen Margarita 340
Bud Light  110 Red Robin Irish Beer Shake 780
Miller High Life Light 110
Bud Light Lime  120 HARD CIDER (12oz)
Michelob Light  120
Sam Adams Light 120 Michelob Ultra Light 120
Strongbow Gold Apple 170
MALT BEVERAGES (12oz)  Stella Artois Cidre 180
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple  190
Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita (8 oz.) 200 Johnny Appleseed 210
Smirnoff Ice Original  200
Bartles & Jaymes Strawberry Daiquiri  210 PACKAGED MIXED DRINKS
Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita (8 oz.)  220
Sparks Blackberry (16 oz.)  380 Mr & Mrs T Original Bloody Mary Mix (6 oz) 90
Bacardi Mixers frozen Margarita (8 oz.)  150
BEER (12oz)  Jose Cuervo Original Margarita Mix (6 oz.) 220
Master of Mixes Mojito Mixer (6 oz.)  240
Guinness Draught 130 Bacardi Mixers frozen Mojito (8 oz.) 260
Bud Light Platinum  140 Daily's Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri (10 oz.) 280
Heineken 140 Daily's Frozen Piña Colada (10 oz.) 290
Miller High Life 140
Pabst Blue Ribbon 140 LIQUOR & LIQUEUR
Beck's 150
Budweiser 150 Pimm's No. 1  80
Corona Extra 150 Gin, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, or Whiskey  100
Kirin Ichiban 150 Baileys Irish Cream  140
Stella Artois  150 Crème de menthe  190
Allagash White 160
Hoegaarden  160 MIXERS  (4 0z.)
Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager 170
Shock Top Belgian White 170 Diet Cola 0
Blue Moon White IPA 170 Cola 91
Samuel Adams Boston Lager 180 Lemon- Lime Soda 70
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 180 Fruit Juices (Average) 60
Leffe Blonde (11.2 oz.)  200 Ginger Beer 64

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