Bad news as we head into the season of Christmas parties – drinking just four alcoholic beverages can be as bad for you as gorging on junk food.
A video released by Cancer Council shows just how many kilojoules are in common drinks and compares them to sugary and fatty foods.
In a bid to inform Aussies about just how bad for them their favourite drinks can be, the Council’s clip shows the junk food equivalent to each drink, before putting all the ingredients into a blender and pouring it.
A pint of beer is 866 kilojules – and to help you visualise – that’s the same about as a scoop of ice-cream and a handful of mixed lollies.
Drinking a dark spirits pre-mixed can is about the same gobbling a hamburger, with some whipped cream on top.
Sipping on a pint of cider? You might as well be eating a bowl of sugary cereal and fried dim sim.
Trendy cocktail drinkers don't get off easy either: an espresso martini is equal to a doughnut and three chicken nuggets or 1190kJs.
And if that doesn't seem like a lot of junk food, consider this: the kilojoule total of those four drinks is 4455kJs - half an average adult's recommended daily intake.