Is drink making you fat? . Are you a casual drinker even through the week? Maybe you think a couple of beer here and there or cider will do no harm, let me tell you it all adds up. For example if you had 2 cider 2 nights during the week, choosing a lower calorie option (103 cals per bottle) that's 412 calories before the weekend. . It's very possible this is stopping progress but if you make better choices you can consume less calories. Try choosing spirits like vodka or gin with slim line tonics to save calories, try to avoid wine, beer, cider and alcopops as these are a lot higher in calories. .