How Many Calories do you Save by not Drinking Alcohol?

Apart from the many heath benefits of giving up, having a break or cutting down on alcohol, one of the main reasons many decide to go down this path is because they want to lose weight.

Drinking regularly can lead to extra pounds creeping on over time, especially around the belly area – AKA the beer belly.

In this post, I’m going to show you how many calories are in various types of alcohol and how many calories you can save on a weekly basis if you quit altogether, take a break or cut down.


So, How Many Calories are in Alcohol?

Because alcohol labels don’t tell us how many calories we’re drinking, many people are shocked when they learn how many calories they’re consuming when they have an alcoholic drink.

It’s easy to think that it’s just a drink, so surely it can’t contain that many calories, can it?

In actual fact, most alcoholic drinks are high in calories, carbs and sugar which is then converted and stored as fat (often around the belly).

To understand how many calories can be saved by cutting out alcohol, it’s important to understand how many calories are in the main types of alcohol.

The charts below can help to give you an idea of just how many calories you might be drinking in a week, depending on what you drink and how often:

Beer Calories

Beer is one of the higher calorie alcoholic drinks which we consume, especially because it’s usually drunk in volume.

In many cases beer can also increase our urge to snack on unhealthy food such as nuts and