More than you think. Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram compared to carbs and proteins, which yield 4 calories per gram. Moreover, they are considered empty calories in the sense that they’re not used as a direct energy source and are therefore more likely to be converted to body fat.
Did you know that dietary fat has 9 calories per gram vs. carbs and proteins which contain only 4 calories per gram? Although dietary fat does not normally cause the weight gain that carbohydrates could, be on alert when consuming high fat products and keep your intake moderate because at the end of the day, calories do count! P.S. for the record, since Christmas is around the corner I think you should know that alcohol contains 7 empty calories per gram!
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