HELP – ALCOHOL SERVINGS

Alcohol calories have been included in your eating plan. You have selected to drink alcohol which is not recommended for weight loss as it will displace nutritious food you should eat. Alcohol provides no nutrients while food is a rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Think about changing your choice to drink alcohol which can contribute to weight gain. Your eating plan will be limited to a maximum of 1 drink for women and 2 drinks for men per day. Each alcoholic drink is exchanged as 1 serving based on the U.S. or Metric Serving Size listed. Some alcohol beverages have additional carbohydrate servings which should be deducted from the meal or snack when you drink alcohol.

IF YOU CHOSE TO DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, DO NOT DRINK THEN DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE.

Food U.S. Serving Size Metric Serving Size Carbohydrate Choice
beer, light 12 fluid ounces or 1 1/2 cup 360 milliliters 0.5
beer, regular 12 fluid ounces or 1 1/2 cup 360 milliliters 1.0
gin, rum, vodka, whiskey 1 jigger or 1 1/2 fluid ounces 45 milliliters  
liqueur, coffe flavor 1 fluid ounce or 2 tablespoons 30 milliliters 1.0
sake 2 fluid ounces or 1/4 cup 60 milliliters  
wine, red or white 5 fluid ounces or 2/3 cup 150 milliliters  
wine, sweet dessert 2.7 fluid ounces or 1/3 cup 80 milliliters 1.0

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