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Mariah Carey Called Champagne Fattening — Is She Right?


When Mariah Carey tried to get out of a champagne toast with Ellen DeGeneres as a guest on Ellen, she initially reacted to the host's persistence by exclaiming that champagne is fattening. When Ellen proceeded to hand her a glass of bubbly to toast to Mariah "not being pregnant" (a trickster, that Ellen!), Mariah tried another route and said that it was too early in the day for alcohol.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of champagne isn't the word fattening, as it apparently is for Mariah, but the singer does have a point. When you're attending one holiday party after the next and clinking glasses with everyone you know, those fun servings of bubbly can add some serious calories to the other holiday fare. It's OK to toast the season with a little champagne, but control your calories by drinking this beverage in moderation. One 4.1 fl. oz. glass contains 91 calories (similar to a serving of white wine), while an entire 25.4 fl. oz. bottle has 495 calories.

To see a video of Ellen peer-pressuring Mariah, read more.

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