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Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices

Choose Wisely to Stay On Track

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  • 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
  • I made a great choice for a diet/alcohol drink. Please understand...I would NEVER suggest that others follow my lead...enjoy life..have a drink..have fun! BUT..for the last 8 years I have chosen non alcholic beverages and diet soda.Now this is just me...I enjoy my life and everything much better..I get enjoyment vicariously when my friends drink..and when I'm around everyone has a designated driver! CHEERS! Scott. - 6/13/2013 4:11:54 AM
  • MATTIOI
    I really like rum and diet coke as a healthy drink for my nights out. I thought this site was pretty neat for keeping me in the know about the booze calories I am putting in my body: http://calories-in-alcohol.com/ - 4/16/2013 10:45:21 AM
  • Not such a good idea to mix diet soda with alcohol. See the following article regarding research being done by a psychology professor where I work (Dr. Cecile Marczinski at Northern Kentucky University).

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/diet-soda-p
    otent-alcohol-mixer/story?id=18411329 - 3/16/2013 9:20:47 PM
  • Of course wine would be the best choice. I hate wine. Or at least, traditional grape wine. I love rice wine and honey wine, and just about any wine I've had made with something besides grapes. Wonder if they're okay too. - 3/16/2013 9:38:43 AM
  • There is a site I use called EfficientDrinker.com . It lists the calorie count for at lease 50 beers including Abita, Blue Moon, Sam Adams, etc including the seasonal ales. It doesn't give a carb count, but when I'm trying to make sure I am within my caloric range for the day, I don't particularlly care because I know the calorie count per beer.

    The site actually calculates the efficiency of the beer compairing the alcohol content to the calorie content - like what's the biggest bang for your buck, or so to speak.

    I think they also have info on wine and liquor too.

    Everything is good in moderation, so alcohol shouldn't wreck your diet.

    http://www.efficientdrinker.com/beer/ - 3/16/2013 12:35:42 AM
  • oh sure sis!!!! make it OK for me to drink, sheesh!!!! LOL like i need a reason - 10/21/2012 12:42:03 AM
  • Vodka is good if you mix with crystal light. My favorite is the early rise orange. It tastes great and 115 cal per drink. - 10/15/2012 3:26:19 PM
  • Why does 1.5 ounce of vermouth have twice as many calories as an ounce? - 10/12/2012 8:03:25 PM
  • RETLIM
    I have been dieting for the past 4 months. I have lost 23 lbs. and I have still had my scotch and water (2) about 3-4 times a week. If you can count you can make sure that you loose weight also otherwise give up the booze and loose weight. But if you do not know how to control it you will not loose it and it will all come back and faster than before. - 10/12/2012 1:03:08 PM
  • MARTY32M
    I forgot: you have to add the calories from carbs to the calories from alcohol. Don't you wish alcoholic beverages had Nutrition Facts labels? That would make is too simple! - 10/12/2012 10:17:11 AM
  • MARTY32M
    The table says rye, scotch, rum, all have the same calorie content. But the calorie content doesn't depend on the source of the alcohol, it depends on the percent alcohol. Some whiskeys are bottled at 80 proof (40% alcohol), some at 100 proof. Same for wine: calorie content doesn't depend on the grape variety, it depends on the percent alcohol, which can vary from 8% to 14% just among table wines. Same for beer. The table should have been written to show calorie content for different percent alcohol. All it takes is a little arithmetic. There's about 170 calories in a fluid ounce of pure ethanol; multiply the size of the drink in ounces by the percent alcohol by 1.7 and Bob's your uncle. - 10/12/2012 10:13:45 AM
  • Wow. I had no idea that my Grand Marnier was so caloric. I'll stick to wine from now on. - 10/12/2012 8:50:17 AM

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