So much for being blissfully unaware of the impact of different drinks on your body.
The website Alcoholic.org has posted an app that calculates just that information. The site’s “interactive module visualizes how blood alcohol concentration and calories consumed increase over the course of a night out drinking.”
The application also determines how much exercise you’d need to do to counteract the effects of the drinking.
So if an average-sized American male — who stands at 5 feet, 8 inches and weighs just under 196 pounds, according to the CDC — has a whiskey-and-cola, shot of vodka and domestic beer over the course of about 45 minutes in total, he’ll have consumed about 563 calories and be legally drunk before the first 20 minutes go by.
That man will need to run more than four miles or bike almost eight miles to burn off that 45 minutes of drinking.
Let’s try an average-sized American woman, at 5 feet, 3 inches and 166 pounds.
If the average U.S. woman drinks a margarita, strawberry daiquiri and pale ale over the course of an hour, for instance, she’ll have consumed 807 calories and remain at a blood alcohol level of more than .16 — or double the legal limit for driving — for several hours.
The woman would need to run more than seven miles or bike more than 13 miles to offset her drinking.
There are other activities listed for people to burn off their night of drinking as well, such as gardening, yoga, baseball, golf and dancing.
To enter your information and figure out what effect your night out had — and how hard you’ll have to exercise to overcome it — click here.