How Many Glasses of Wine Are You REALLY Drinking? [VIDEO]

by Suzanne Hiscock

When you’re having a “glass” of wine, you may drinking a lot more than you realize. Liquid calories can add up! Watch this video to see what a real “glass” of wine should be. (Transcript available below the video.)

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Video Transcription
Hey everybody! It’s Suzanne from

Today, I’m going to be a major party pooper. But hopefully it’ll be a wake up call for some of you out there who like to have a “glass” of wine. And that’s glass with quotes.

Here’s a typical red wine glass. And now I’m going to pour some wine. A nice red wine. How much do you usually drink? To maybe about here? Maybe a little bit more? It’s Friday, it’s been a long week, you’re particularly stressed — and, oh, there we go: a nice glass of red wine.

So, here’s a “glass” of wine, right? Wrong! A serving of red table wine is about 5 ounces which is around 105 calories. I’m going to pour this into my measuring cup and we’re going to see how much it is. So here we go. I’ll be very careful not to drop any, don’t worry. Here we go. Here we go.

That is — I don’t know if you can see it — but that is 10 ounces, which is about 210 calories. So you’re thinking you’re having a glass of wine and it’s actually two glasses of wine! If you fill it up to the top, you’re looking at 12 ounces, which is around 254 calories.

Okay, let’s pour this back into the glass. I’m going to put this away.

Now, what happens is, you tell yourself “I only had one glass of wine.” Right? So, it’s one glass. So then you have another one! This is 12 ounces. This is ten. This is twelve. Twelve ounces, like I said is 254 calories. So now, you’re looking at 500 calories — and you’ve only had “two” glasses of wine, right? Wrong! Again…

So now, I’m going to show you a serving of wine. A serving of wine, like I said, is 5 ounces. THIS is 5 ounces of wine. THAT’s what a “glass” of wine should look like.

So, like I said, I hate to be a party pooper. But if you’re trying to lose weight and you’re counting your calories, you really need to watch your liquid calories.

So, think about this video the next time that you’re having a “glass” of wine.

Thanks for watching — and visit for more weight loss tips to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Eat better, move more and believe in yourself.

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About the Author

Suzanne Hiscock is a PN L2 Certified Master Coach, ACE-certified Health Coach, as well as an ACE-certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. For over 20 years, she's been helping people lose weight and get fit through her website,

And she’s really TRULY SORRY ABOUT THAT. You see, she didn’t realize she was contributing to diet culture; she just wanted to help people feel better. But losing weight isn’t the way to do it. She’s on a mission to change all that with an anti-diet approach. So, pardon the dust on the floor as the website gets revamped.