A glass a day = a stone in a year

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Now that “Dry January” has been and gone, many people are guilty of returning to their tipple of choice and enjoying a glass or two of wine of an evening. Aside from the well known and heavily publicised risks associated with alcohol intake – strain on the liver, disrupted sleep, reduced mental alertness, and so on – many alcoholic drinks are also laden with calories. An intake of as little as 100 calories a day more than the body needs per day can lead to a weight gain of a stone over the course of a year, so it pays to keep an eye on what we are drinking as much as what we are eating.

Drinkaware, a UK charity working to reduce alcohol misuse, has a useful webtool to help you keep tabs on your liquid calorie intake:

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