The Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America just published a report showing the amount of carbohydrate and the number of calories in the 26 best selling alcoholic beverages.
The report is in chart form in pdf format. You can download it here.
Put it on your refrigerator or keep it some place handy, so that you’ll at least know how many carbs and cals you throw back when you quaff one or five or your favorite drinks during the hot dog days of summer.
And remember as you’re trying to lose weight the oh-so-true quote (from I don’t know whom – I’ve seen it attributed to several, including Mark Twain):
Will power lasts about two weeks and is soluble in alcohol.
Truer words were never spoken. My will power last night became soluble in the alcohol found in two margaritas. It became way soluble in the Johnny Walker Blue generously provided by my brother in South Carolina at his daughter’s wedding a couple of days ago. Had I had this nifty chart with me, I could have calculated the damages in real time.