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Calorie counting in drinks

There is an article on cookinglight.com which lists drinks per calorie content.

I am sorry to be again so opinionated - however this is utterly nonsense.
Besides of the fact, that I would rather have one proper craft beer (like a IPA) instead of 3 or 4 American macro lagers (or even worse: light beer) - but also the caloric values are misleading:

The issue is, that calories are calculated by burning the respective "material" and measure the energy (heat), which comes out of it. While this works quite well with simple and complex sugars and with fats, it doesn't necessarily work with ethanol (drinking alcohol). Why? Due to the fact, that our body cannot metabolize alcohol, as he metabolizes sugar. Hence if you are drinking a Martini cocktail (with proper vodka or gin which are theoretically only ethanol and water), you probably won't put some (additional) weight on, despite the fact, that it shows quite a "horrific calorie number".

This doesn't work well with wine and beer, as un-distilled beverages contain carbohydrates. And it also doesn't apply for cocktails with a lot of sugar (e.g. cocktails with liqueurs which contain always a lot of sweeteners).

This is though the theory. I do believe, that you should indulge - with reason and with moderation. I do think, that we have so many health issues and issues with obesity, because people don't really are aware what they are eating and drinking. Be conscious about what you are enjoying - indulge but don't overindulge. 

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