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Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices

Choose Wisely to Stay On Track

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  • Same as LULUGIRL.... - 1/16/2015 3:27:40 PM
  • KALAMAZOO8
    I ditto 9catman9, - 1/16/2015 11:52:18 AM
  • Many years ago I started drinking just the alcohol with soda water and a lime. You have to actually like the alcohol to drink it this way. I like whiskey or gin. It has been forever since I drank rum. I would recommend not using the pre mixed mixers. Try muddling your own lime with home made simple syrup. It not only tastes better, you have far more control over your calories. I personally hate the sweetness that comes with most of the drinks. My one big vice is a bloody Mary. But in reality if the mixer is house made it has almost no added sugar! - 1/8/2015 12:00:50 PM
  • RKTHETEXGAL
    Hey dont forget a 'skinny girl' margarita...its 100calories and 4 g of carbs per 4 oz serving. This is per spark peoples nutrition tracker. Love these!
    :) - 3/14/2014 6:41:30 PM
  • I personally couldn't drink diet pop and alcohol . Recently I am not so sure alcohol is OK from a Biblical perspective. - 3/13/2014 9:00:30 PM
  • Here's something I have never understood and would appreciate an expert opinion: If a drink like vodka has no carbs, what does that mean if you are a diabetic and not worried so much about the calories? - 1/31/2014 6:47:10 AM
  • SUZEEFM
    The calories for wine on here are less than I'd read somewhere previously. Thanks! - 1/30/2014 1:53:39 PM
  • I am printing this blog out and keeping it forever. Thank You - 1/30/2014 9:05:50 AM
  • I'm printing the chart out and putting it in my purse. It'll be nice to have when I go out to celebrate my birthday tomorrow night. Perfect timing! Thanks :) - 1/30/2014 7:33:27 AM
  • The carb content in an alcoholic drink is for ingredients that are not alcohol per se. Like in the wine chart, you'll notice that the white wines have zero carbs: no grape skins, but the red wines have some carbs: food value from the grape skin content.
    - 12/7/2013 5:03:14 PM
  • Here's a question I have always had...how can hard liquor, an alcohol, be '0' carbs? I never understood this when a friend, who is carb counting but not calorie counting, tells me that liquor is ok for him. What's the science on this? - 12/6/2013 6:49:41 AM
  • This article contradicts itself. It first lists a Manhattan as 153 calories per 3.3 ounces, then in another chart it lists a Manhattan as 130 calories per 3.3 ounces. Check your facts and edit your articles Sparkpeople! - 12/5/2013 10:44:56 AM
  • Great article, but I have to wonder about some of the "typical servings." For example, I have never been served a 3.3 oz margarita. - 12/5/2013 8:05:32 AM
  • Frankly, having a glass of wine with dinner is a pleasure I greatly enjoy, but have found that it can sabotage my "best laid plans." I may have only one glass of wine, but the wine seems to perk up my appetite and let down my inhibitions, and before you know it, I have eaten more than I planned! - 10/1/2013 6:31:46 PM
  • MARILYNK426
    You forgot to include gluten free beer. Many of us are having to live by this diet and I have found this beer to be much more diet friendly. While researching this, I have found hard cider to be very high in sugar content. - 6/13/2013 3:04:59 PM

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