Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
TIGGER2094
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 39,974
SparkPoints
 

A Beef With SparkTrivia

Thursday, February 09, 2012

So, I took the trivia for today, this was one of my questions:

How many calories does a single gram of alcohol contain?
1 calorie 3 calories 4 calories 7 calories 9 calories 0 calories
So, I picked 9 calories. Then, it says I got it wrong, with this explanation:

Explanation
One gram of fat contains 9 calories, but alcohol is not a nutrient because it cannot be used in the body to promote growth, maintenance, or repair. It is a toxin that is broken down as an energy (calorie) source and can be converted to fat.

Um, excuse me, didn't I say 9 calories? Why did I get it wrong? Just a little irritating, it's late in the day and I'm ready to go home, to boot lol.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • v AHAPPYSPIRIT
    Thanks for the info.
    315 days ago
  • v ZANYGIRL1
    I had that question today & I guessed 9 also. This is the explanation:

    Alcohol is high in calories, second only to fat in calories per gram (fat has 9 calories per gram; alcohol has 7). If you drink alcoholic beverages regularly, they can contribute a lot of calories to your diet, which can slow or stop weight loss, and promote weight gain. To limit the effect of alcohol on your weight, drink alcohol in moderation (defined above) or only on occasion.
    355 days ago
  • v LCDDUB
    TIGGER......

    As you read the explanation of why you were wrong, it doesn't say it's a "fat" it's basically a toxin, and has no beneficial merit to your system. i looked this up on other websites and found the same reasons...

    Carpe Diem
    558 days ago
  • v SUNSET09
    It's like that every now and again. If it's there for us to learn, the answers should be correct. When you think you know the right answer, and it's right; what can you do?!?! consider it a learning experience and keep it moving! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    600 days ago
  • v SUNSET09
    I had the same questions and thanx to you, I completed the trivia with 100% today. Sometimes, the questions can be contradictory in relationship to others however, this is the explanation I got:
    Alcohol] is high in calories, second only to fat in calories per gram (fat has 9 calories per gram; alcohol has 7). If you drink alcoholic beverages regularly, they can contribute a lot of calories to your diet, which can slow or stop weight loss, and promote weight gain. To limit the effect of alcohol on your weight, drink alcohol in moderation (defined above) or only on occasion.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    666 days ago
  • v CATSNKT
    If you read the articles and take the quizzes, you'll often find contradictions.
    941 days ago
  • v CHRIS3874
    Yes it can be frustrating I agree.
    1220 days ago
  • v RUNNINGYOGINIRE
    Yes, some of the questions seem to be off. But I would just move on...
    1428 days ago
  • v BARBIECAT
    Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram and offers NO nutritional value. It only adds empty calories to your diet. Why not spend your calorie budget on something healthier?

    This is where the answer comes from.
    1503 days ago
  • v CCASKEY37
    I stopped doing trivia when I realized how easy it is to cheat. I do remember that question and the only reason I would have put seven is because I remember what the program told me before.
    1658 days ago
  • v MOIRA48
    I took a class in biology years ago. I believe the instructor said it is 9. Just saying.
    1658 days ago
  • v RAGAMUFFINKEL
    tigger's trigger=crazy trivia questions emoticon
    i hate that particular question. i'm with mirage though, i do the trivia to maintain education and awareness. repetition is the best way to remember...except when you repeatedly remember a wrong answer!!! emoticon
    better luck with Friday's trivia emoticon
    keep it fun my friend emoticon
    1659 days ago
  • v MIRAGE727
    I was going to say that 7 was the correct answer as well. I do it everyday for self awareness and education. Repetition is the best way to remember. It6's just like reading articles to find out the best way to train, run, eat, etc. I know more about my body now than I did when I played football in College. It paid off and still does in maintaining now.
    1660 days ago
  • v HAWAIIANMAMMA
    I do the trivia for points and bc I learn new things. When the explanation doesn't make sense I simply disregard and move on. You're prob just exhausted from a long day. Go home, relax, and have yourself a gin and tonic. emoticon
    1660 days ago
  • v THENEWMICHAEL
    Pure alcohol contains about 7 calories per gram. Fat contains 9 calories per gram. Alcohol is not a fat, nutrient-wise.

    Still, I quit doing trivia because it frustrated me, too.

    I only use the tools that really benefit me and trivia / frustration doesn't benefit me at all.

    Best wishes to you,
    Michael
    1660 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2012 5:31:55 PM
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.