Or I think my beer is only 1 PointsPlus… Sorry, but no.
Nutrition Information labels (NI) do not include calories for alcohol. That means you cannot compute PointsPlus® values for alcohol by reading the information from the labels on alcoholic beverages. Many alcoholic beverages do not have NI labels. Worse, even if you have a bottle with a NI label, you cannot use Weight Watchers’ tools to compute the PointsPlus values.
Fortunately, Weight Watchers patent applications have the raw formulas. This chart gives you a quick rule of thumb for estimating five categories of alcoholic beverages:
|Beverage||Typical AbV (%)||Typical Serve (fl oz)||Alcohol per serve (g)||Est PP|
|Ultra Light Beer*||2.8%||12||7.8||2|
|Spirits (80 Proof)||40.0%||1.5||13.9||4|
* Ultra light beer tested was MGD64 other comparable brand is Bud 55. Note that the MGD64 has both fewer carbohydrates (only 2.4 g carbs MGD64 vs. 7.1 g carbs for a standard light beer vs. 13.9 g carbs for a regular beer) and less alcohol too.