"Most women do not realise, for example, that two large glasses of wine (370 calories) is almost a fifth of their daily recommended energy intake, as well as containing more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol units," says Prof Sim. That's the same amount of calories as two bags of Malteasers.
"With the increase in the size of wine glasses in bars and restaurants in the past decade, it seems likely that many of us have unwittingly increased the number of calories we consume in alcohol," she adds.
Sian Porter, consultant dietitian and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, agrees: "Many people forget to include drinks - including alcohol - when they are watching what they eat. It's easy for these calories to add up as they are being consumed as a liquid."
From this article in the Express here.
You really have to hand it to these "experts" hardly a week goes by and they are not stating the totally obvious. That being said, the experts are getting nowhere, in the fight against the ever rising epidemic of obesity and the often linked type diabetes. It's my opinion so many dietitians are either indirectly or directly involved with the high sugar junk food industry and the Frankenstein fats lobby, nothing is going to change. You also have to consider the fact so many dietitians are completely clueless to what constitutes a healthy diet for a diabetic.
Here is Sian flogging spuds. "superfoods" here.
Sian Porter, the Potato Council's consultant dietitian, told the Daily Express: 'It is important to have a wide variety of foods in your diet but sometimes our heads are turned by new things and we underestimate old favourites like potatoes and how they compare to other, often more expensive "superfoods".'