Alcohol and Calories

Did you know that though absolutely anti-nutritious, alcohol has calories and a lot of them?

From The Anne Collins Weight Loss Program

Alcoholic Drinks

See chart below for the number of minutes of exercise required to burn off these drinks

Exercise Beer 12 fl oz Cider 12 fl oz Scotch x1 Red wine, glass Port, glass

Aerobics 19 21 15 12 24

Golf With Trolley 48 51 38 31 61

Dancing Energetic 21 23 17 14 28

Jogging 5mph 17 18 14 11 22

Swimming Steadily 17 18 14 11 22

Walking 3mph 31 33 23 19 37


All figures are approximate.

They are based on a 150 pound woman. If you weigh more, you will burn more calories.

If you weigh less, you will burn fewer.


"Alcohol is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract; however, alcohol cannot be stored and therefore, the body must oxidize (burn) it to get rid of it. Alcohol can only be oxidized in the liver, where enzymes are found to initiate the process.

In addition, alcohol directly contributes to malnutrition since a pint of 86 proof alcohol (not an unusual daily intake for an alcoholic) represents about half of the daily energy requirement. However, ethanol does not have any minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats or protein associated with it. Alcohol causes inflammation of the stomach, pancreas, and intestines which impairs the digestion of food and absorption into blood. Moreover, the acetaldehyde (the oxidation product) can interfere with the activation of vitamins." --



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