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.
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.
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 7:56:06 PM
Like MGD 64 Lemonade Beer, Really Good. or Try Vodka. 1.5 ocuces 120 cal with diet lemonade, or pink diet lemonade.
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 10:54:06 AM
I like the Budweiser 55...it's really light and doesnt make me feel bloated. I dont feel so guilty when I have one either! :)
5/5/2011 10:07:56 AM
I have been mixing vodka (2 oz.) with coke zero...I think I am going to start doing coconut rum or merlot more often. I have been over doing it though...I just need 1 serving instead of three or four.
how is coconut rum lower in calories than plain old vodka? Doesn't it have flavour shots or sugar added to it to give the coconutty taste? I love coconut rum and have always avoided it except on vacation because I assumed it was high in calories!
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