Although alcohol has no nutritional value and we recommend limiting its intake, we admit that there are occasions where a “cheers!” is in order.
Celebrations make up some of the best moments of our lives. WAG is all about giving you the tools and skills to enjoy those moments. If you want to partake in the occasional drink, here are the tools and tips to make it easy.
Know Your Quantities
If you need help estimating how much liquid is in your glass, bookmark this page for the below ‘cheat sheet’. Save the graphic to your phone or print it off and keep it in your wallet for quick reference. Use the graphic to identify which type of standard glass your drink is and how many oz. or ml. it is!
WAG Alcohol Calculator
We built this really useful web tool to help you allocate alcohol in your macros. Simply plug in the details and adjust the sliding scale. This tutorial teaches you how to use the WAG Alcohol Calculator.
Allocate Alcohol Ahead
Plan and log the drinks you want to fit into your macros ahead of time. This encourages you to space them out and drink slower, savoring the drink rather than throwing it down quickly and moving onto the next glass. It also means no tracking during the party, giving you more time to be social!
If you’re going to a bar or restaurant, look up the drinks menu in advance. If they don’t have an online menu, plan for a common drink that you’ll likely find.
When the waiter comes around to refill your glass, simply put your hand on top of it to signal that you do not want a refill.
Always have a drink in your hand, even if it’s just a glass of water or soda. This stops people from offering you beverages, allows you to shift your focus from not having a glass and, as an added bonus, keeps you extra hydrated.
We encourage you to be proud of your controlled alcohol intake and even proclaim it to your friends, inspiring them as well. However, sometimes those around you don’t understand and may try to pressure you into having another drink. When politely declining doesn’t work, ask a bartender to make a non-alcoholic drink that looks like a cocktail.
No one will ever know!
How to Deconstruct a Cocktail
Accurately tracking a cocktail is difficult. Here are some guidelines to making the best possible estimation of a cocktail.
For example: I estimate my cocktail contains 5 oz. / 147 ml.
Save your cocktail to MyFitnessPal so that if you return or visit another bar in the future, you have a go-to cocktail that you’ve already worked out in advance.