With the 4th of July right around the corner, I feel like it’s a good time to bring up how to track alcohol into your macros.
So it’s going to require a bit of math since the macros aren’t listed on the nutrition label. Basically, you have two options, you can either take the total calories of your drink and divide by 4 (if tracking as a carb) OR take the total calories of your drink and divide by 9 (if tracking as a fat).
So let’s say your alcoholic beverage of choice is 200 calories and you’d like to track it as carbs. In this instance, you count your 1 drink as 50 carbs. You can see how this might add up quickly and take away from your “macro budget” – possibly leaving you hungry. So as always, alcohol should be consumed moderation, but I don’t see why it’s not OK to have a drink from time to time if that’s yo thing.
Enjoy your week!