no one spoke up for Dr Better*…
Here comes the Booze Tax!
…a nutritional epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [said] “It’s not insignificant, it’s contributing to your total calorie intake for a day,”
…close to 20 percent of men and 6 percent of women consume more than 300 calories from alcohol daily…
For reference, there are about 150 calories in 12-ounce can of soda, 150 calories in a glass of beer, 120 calories in a glass of wine, and 100 calories in 1.5 ounces of liquor.
…Adults who consume alcohol get about 16 percent of their daily calories from alcoholic beverages. That’s about the same percentage of extra calories the average child consumes in added sugars.
Well, that’s obvious. Martinis are my diet drink of choice!
And if I ate 1865 calories a day I wouldn’t fit in the kitchen. or the bar.
OTOH, 1865 calories would be a starvation diet for some young, active males… [MREs are on average 1250 calories for a daily total of 3750. Rather a bit of a difference in requirements, eh?]
So wth is it with the one-size-fits-all approach… oh, wait.
Here’s your “balance:”
Some studies have found health benefits from alcohol, such as a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke. Dietary guidelines recommend people consume alcohol in moderation: one daily drink for women, and two for men.