Know how many calories in a cheeseburger but haven’t got a clue when it comes to a large glass of vino? You’re not alone...
Almost half of us know how many cals in a cheeseburger (337 calories, in case you were wondering), but fewer than one in three are aware that a standard glass of wine equals 134 calories, according to a survey by the charity Drinkaware.
'We know people understand calories better than they understand alcoholic units and this study shows that, when it comes to tracking alcohol consumption, many people have a 'blind spot',' said Drinkaware boss Chris Sorek.
'While they might make healthy lifestyle choices in other areas, they might not know that sharing a bottle of wine with their partner exceeds the daily unit guidelines and is the equivalent of eating a slice of cheesecake.'
Drinkaware's poll of 2,000 Britons revealed that more than a third of people were monitoring their monthly calorie intake but just one in 10 was tracking the amount of alcohol they consumed.
Interesting fact: a pint of beer OR two double gin and tonics is equivalent in calories to one burger. Try the new Drinkaware online calculator (and app) to find out more.
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