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Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices

Choose Wisely to Stay On Track


  • Helpful article, since I rarely drink and would have no clue as how many calories I am getting on the rare times when I do have a glass of wine. - 10/12/2012 6:52:52 AM
    Itís great to hear another voice of reason on the subject of alcohol and diet. For the last year I have felt like a lone voice in the wilderness shouting that alcohol and weight loss can coexist. As you say, it all comes down to calories in vs. calories out. A bagel has about 350 calories. A bottle of Guinness dials in at 125 calories. Lose the bagel at the morning meeting and you have plenty of room for a couple of beers or a glass of wine after work.

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    - 8/16/2012 6:06:01 PM
  • There is also a brand called Skinnygirl Cocktails and they make cocktail mixes that, compared to other brands, don't have many calories. Pretty tasty too! - 8/16/2012 2:38:26 PM
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    it is best online source about good vodkas - 8/2/2012 6:57:33 AM
  • i was actually just thinking about low calorie alcohol drinks! i also heard that bacardi is low calorie too. My mom's friend, who was on her own diet plan and lost alot of weight, also made up a low calorie drink using Absolute citron, pomegrante juice, and a splash of diet 7up. It tasted great too!!

    my only concern is... what about college students? as everyone knows, and most college kids cannot deny, when you go to parties, you often drink more than 1 or 2 drinks. so 1 beer that is 100 calories all of a sudden goes to 5 beers and 500 calories! and it makes you bloated! so what are some good drinks that would work for those kind of situations? - 5/15/2012 11:20:16 AM

    What about Cassadores (Tequilla) with Squirt soda and a twist of Lime. Aoout how many calories is that drink. An 8 0z drink? - 5/2/2012 10:04:49 PM
  • The "Beer" portion of this may confuse. There are hundreds of types of beer, and ANY of those beers can be "draft." There are ales (Guinness, for example) that have fewer calories than most lagers, and then there are ales that pack major calories (Check out Left Hand Milk Stout -- youch!). They just can't be stripped down to just those categories, because there are too many variations. - 12/29/2011 9:41:10 AM
    This article has been extremely helpful. - 9/21/2011 2:21:48 PM
  • I've never been much of a drinker, but I do like to have a glass or two of my favorite riesling from time to time. It's nice to now that it won't do much damage to my weight loss efforts as long as I'm drinking it responsibly. - 9/18/2011 10:33:43 PM
  • Thank you so much for this alcohol "cheat sheet." Giving up alcohol is one of the hardest things for me when I'm managing my weight (I hate calling it dieting). However, looking at the amount of calories of various types, I now know I can safely have 1 or 2 drinks if I budget my calories correctly. Thank you so much for making me realize I can drink and diet at the same time. - 5/5/2011 9:54:39 PM

    Like MGD 64 Lemonade Beer, Really Good. or Try Vodka. 1.5 ocuces 120 cal with diet lemonade, or pink diet lemonade.

    - 5/5/2011 7:56:06 PM
  • Becks 64 calorie is very tasty. - 5/5/2011 7:36:08 PM
  • I agree with KRISTABELL6 I like Budweiser Select 55 light beer. It tastes as good as some of the light beers that are over 100 calories per bottle. - 5/5/2011 1:57:05 PM
    I have started drinking the Molson 67 which is pretty much the same taste as Canadian as is quite smooth. A good choice with only 67 calories per bottle. My next step is to work on portion size. That will be the bigger test. - 5/5/2011 12:58:24 PM
    I like the Budweiser's really light and doesnt make me feel bloated. I dont feel so guilty when I have one either! :) - 5/5/2011 10:54:06 AM

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