St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate all things stereotypically Irish (like Fitz – and Fitzness), and of course that means alcohol, most notably beer and whiskey. Keep in mind that we will never encourage you to drink alcohol as drinking is the easiest way to gain weight, along with a slew of other negative side effects. But we also understand that people are bound to celebrate the holiday with a drink or two (or more). In case you were wondering, here’s some numbers on the drinks Leprechaun Lovers most frequently enjoy on March 17th.
Jameson Irish Whiskey (1oz)- 69 Calories
Guinness Stout (16oz)- 168 Calories, 13g carbs
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale (16oz) - 163 Calories, 13g Carbs
Bailey’s Irish Cream (1.3oz)- 94 Calories, 5.8g Fat, 136mg Cholesterol (45%DV), 7.4g Carbs, 7.4 Sugar
Magners Original Irish Cider (Bulmers)(11.2oz)- 125 Calories, 11g Carbs
Water colored with a hint of green dye (any size)- 0 calories
Diet 7up colored with a hint of green dye (any size)- 0 calories
Alcoholic calories and carbohydrates can add up fast, which can easily have an unsightly effect on your abs. Set limitations and keep tabs on what you’re drinking; it will help your body and ensure your day remains fun but safe.
Try This Instead: Shape Magazine’s Luck O’ the Mojito
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp water
Small pinch of ginger (peeled and grated)
3 medium basil leaves
3 mint leaves
Juice of ½ a lime
1 ounce white rum or vodka
Ice and top with club soda and enjoy!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!