5 Alcoholic Drinks that are Secretly making you Gain Weight

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Drinks that are Secretly making you Gain Weight

Sometimes the reality of stepping on a scale after a night of drinking can be worse than the hangover you woke up with.Walk into any bar, and the wide array of drink choices can be overwhelming to say the least. But order the wrong drink and you could consume an entire meal’s worth of calories in one fell swoop.

To save you time on the treadmill working off that outcome, here’s a list of nine popular drinks to stay away from if you’re watching your weight.



Although it’s hard to pass up this cocktail on taco Tuesday, margaritas are loaded with sugar. A mere 4 ounces of margarita or daiquiri mix can contain up to 35 grams of sugar, according to Shape. And the cocktail’s negative effects on your weight don’t just stop there. Margarita mix often has double the amount of calories than the rum or tequila used in the drink. Not to mention, the calories come from the worst type of carbs— simple and refined sugars.

Long Island Iced Teas

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Don’t let the name fool you. A Long Island iced tea skips the whole tea part and opts for gin, rum, triple sec, and vodka instead. Thanks to its high number of ingredients (which typically makes up about three shots of alcohol), this cocktail comes with a high-calorie count. According to Livestrong, an 8.3-ounce Long Island iced tea contains 276 calories— or about 14% of your daily calories on a 2,000-calorie diet.



Fruity frozen drinks like pinacoladas are a staple on any beach vacation, but your body will not thank you after a few of those cocktails.  A pina colada, with its sugar-filled mixer and artificial flavoring, will cost you a minimum of 300 calories (but could cost you up to 600 calories) and more than 30 grams of sugar

Craft beers

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Although becoming a craft beer enthusiast may grant you some major hipster street cred, it won’t help you in the weight department. From the additional carbs to the high amount of gluten, craft beers can cause inflammation that results in large weight fluctuations or intense bloating. And if you’re looking for a buzz, you’ll have to drink a lot more than you would of other alcohol, further increasing your calorie intake.

For beer lovers who plan to spend the night out drinking with friends, try a light beer next time.



If a sangria is made with fruit-flavored juices instead of 100% real fruit juice, the concoction can contain a lot of added sugar. The sugar, therefore, increases the drink’s calorie count and your chances of unhealthy weight gain, according to Livestrong.

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