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It’s the weekend, and its time to hang out with family and friends and to relax. Summer also calls for barbecues, family and friend parties, fireworks. But that doesn’t mean you have to make poor decisions, so here are some of the best and easiest ways to track alcohol for weight loss!

Just like everything else, alcohol is fine for most people in moderation, and it is possible to include alcohol for weight loss; you just have to make sure it is tracked properly! So we decided to make an easy guide for you to be able to track your alcohol consumption properly.

Here’s the breakdown on tracking each type of alcohol for weight loss.

CHAMPAGNE – 5OZ.
5oz. champagne – 98cal
98 / 4 = 24.5g carb
98 / 9 = 11g fat
You could decide to record it ½ and ½ as 12g carb and 5.5g fat

VODKA – 90 PROOF 1.5 OZ.
1 shot = 110 cals
110 / 4 = 28g carb
110 / 9 = 12g fat
You could decide to record it ½ and ½ as 14g carb and 6g fat

TEQUILA – PATRON 1.5OZ
1 shot = 105 cals
105 / 4 = 26g carb
105 / 9 = 11.7g fat
You could decide to record it ½ and ½ as 13g carb and 5.8g fat

BUD LIGHT – 12 OZ.
1 beer = 110 cals
110 / 4 = 28g carb
110 / 9 = 12g fat
You could decide to record it ½ and ½ as 14g carb and 6g fat

Even though the topic of this piece is alcohol for weight loss, you can find more information on fat loss and transformations here.

Now theres all the hype on craft beers and we can’t forget those.  If you’re trying to track alcohol for weight loss, craft beers can be pretty tricky as they are all different, and have different alcohol percentages. Here is a chart from the guys  at www.beeroftomorrow.com to help make sure you’re on point for tracking your alcohol for weight loss.

Note* This is a very rough estimate, as this chart doesn’t take into consideration the added calories that are not alcohol. BUT it is better than nothing!

Here’s the thing about tracking alcohol for weight loss…

Even If you’re not drinking this weekend, this may be a good thing to save for the next time! And of course, always drink responsibly. Just cause it fits the macros, doesn’t mean it should.