Many people mistakenly believe that wine, spirits and even beer, for example, contain no kilojoules and that this is reserved solely for food. Not true according to the below comparisons.

So you may see a lot of people who will eat sparingly, but sip away at the wine and spirits (and even beer) and wonder why they’re not losing weight.

Here are a few examples of wines vs. spirits in the kilojoules department:

  • 225ml glass of white wine = 659 kilojoules
  • 225ml glass of red wine = 641 kilojoules
  • 225ml glass of full strength beer = 341 kilojoules
  • 225ml glass of vodka (30ml tot) and soda  = 266 kilojoules
  • 225ml glass of gin (30ml) and tonic = 545 kilojoules

Two large glasses (450ml) of white wine (1 318 kJ) are equivalent to:

  • Five chocolate chip biscuits – 1245 kJ
  • Seven jelly snakes – 1 292 kJ
  • Four medium apples – 1 354 kJ
  • Twelve squares of milk chocolate – 1 350 kJ
  • Five large, hard boiled eggs – 1 283 kJ
  • Seven chicken nuggets – 1 353 kJ
  • One toasted ham and cheese sandwich – 1 244 kJ

225ml glass of soda water = 0 kJ

225ml glass of water = 0 kJ

Doubtful though that anyone would want to spend the rest of their weight conscious lives calculating kilojoule content per mm of lettuce or dollop of mayonnaise (lots!), however these comparisons should give one pause when embarking on a liquid diet in the hopes of staving off the pounds from eating.

Rather chug-a-lug the soda or spring water with your next packet of jelly snakes. J

And if you don’t already have a water cooler in your office, speak nicely to the office manager and perhaps they’ll get one in for you (ask them to speak to us to arrange this). Then you can chug-a-lug as much water as you like!

Perhaps you can even join us in our Drink Water Daily Challenge and really see the results. We’d love to have you on board with us.