Tracking Alcohol

four assorted liquor bottles

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patty’s Day or the fact that you survived a whole year of quarantine — or both! — chances are, you’re gonna grab a beverage that isn’t water tonight …

Ahh Yes, bring on the drinks!🍺

But before you do…let’s have a little chit-chat about alcohol.

I know you’re a smart cookie and you generally stick with low-calorie options like Michelob Ultra or White Claws because they only have a whopping 2g carbs per can.

But here’s the thing… the companies REALLY know how to market their shit in a way that makes you feel less guilty so you’re likely to have more of them thinking your 3 drinks only cost you 6g carbs…

Sounded good, right?

Well… they’re lying to you. Or, at the very least, they aren’t telling you the whole truth. 

Alcohol is sorta-kinda it’s OWN macronutrient but because there isn’t a designated spot on the nutrition label, companies can get away with hiding THIS from you:

By using the one of the formulas above, you will account for all of the calories in the beverage. I highly suggest using the combo formula to get an even spread. It should look a little something like this:

Okay, Okay, I KNOWWWW that all of the math that comes along with tracking alcohol can get confusing, that’s why I suggest using this ✨Alcohol Calculator✨ to do all the work for you.

You’re free to choose whichever drink you fancy (don’t let me be the party pooper) but keep in mind how taxing alcoholic beverages can be on your results if you’re not accounting for those extra calories. 

P.s. No matter what you drink, remember to be safe and HAVE FUN! Cheers!🍻

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