How Many Calories In Whiskey?

Whiskey is a popular alcoholic beverage that comes in several different brands. It can be enjoyed on the rocks or as part of a mixed drink. The number of calories in alcohol depends on the proof, or the percentage of alcohol. Most whiskeys are 80 proof, or 40% alcohol. So how many calories in a whiskey are there? The answer is 70 calories in a 1 ounce portion of whiskey.

Weight loss experts recommend cutting way back on alcohol related calories because they are empty. The don't fill you up and they provide no nutrition.
Also, whiskey is commonly mixed in beverages that are high in calories. For example, a Jack and Coke can have 250 calories in it and be full of nothing but sugar and alcohol calories that stick right in the places that you don't want them to.

Doesn't mean you have to cut out the whiskey altogether in order to lose weight. Just keep the drinks to 2-3 per week maximum, and mix with diet sodas. Three drinks mixed in diet cola and one ounce is only 210 calories. That's certainly not enough calories spread out over a week to keep you from losing weight. But be careful. Drink more or start mixing with high calorie mixers and the calories add up fast. Knowing how many calories in whiskey there are will help you keep those calories down and lose weight.

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