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Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices

Choose Wisely to Stay On Track

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  • 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
  • AMGALBRAITH
    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
  • KRISTABELL6
    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 10:54:06 AM
  • HSM222
    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. - 5/5/2011 10:07:56 AM
  • I love Houlihan's and they offer "skinny" drinks; drinks with only 100 calories. I've tried them a couple of times; had to return them both times. I'll keep trying, they do have quite a few choices. - 5/5/2011 9:08:26 AM
  • I've been drinking MGD 64 and putting ice in it. Not bad at all. - 5/5/2011 8:03:22 AM
  • 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! - 3/25/2011 2:54:31 PM
  • Take it from a beer brewer: the color of the beer has nothing to do with the calorie content. Just the color of grain that's used! - 3/9/2011 8:50:48 AM
  • @Davvik: I think they're not talking by ounce but by serving. Beer is typically served in bigger quantities than wine, as shown in the table. - 2/22/2011 1:40:24 AM
  • Curious about the Hard Liquor chart??? The article says per 1 oz... the Chart says per 1.5 oz. Which on is it??? - 12/14/2010 4:48:44 PM
  • wait, some beer is less calories per ounce then the wine, so its more diet friendly - 9/14/2010 1:42:25 PM
  • Thanks for posting the lo-cal cocktail recipes. I didn't know that they actually made sugar free syrup mixes. I can't wait to try these. :-) - 4/15/2010 6:02:30 PM
  • The article is insightful. I normally drink once a week ( on the weekend) I drink whiskey or gin and chase with no sugar red bull ( 10 calories per serving). I also normally regulate what I eat.

    For Example:
    Breakfast: 2 eggs 2 pieces of Oscar Mayer bacon ( 210- 140(eggs) and 70 (2 slices of bacon)
    Lunch: Ham or Turkey sandwhich: normally runs around 300 calories) and a fruit
    Dinner: Boneless skinless chicken breast: around 150 cal a veggie and mashpotatoes ( another 200 cals at the most) = 350
    So my calorie intake for the day is 900 calories roughly.

    Then I drink at 80 cals a drink and have about 4-5 shots = 400 calories. So I am at 1300 calories.

    I don't know if this is the way you are supposed to do it. But I eat 3 meals that day and drink a lot of liquor. I don't drink beer or mixed drinks. - 3/29/2010 10:38:13 AM
  • Should have said incomplete not irrelevant because if this helps any of you then it is obviously not irrelevant. - 3/17/2010 4:43:24 PM
  • Having fun with your friends, a glass of wine with your DH, or a cold beer on a hot day can all be done in moderation! I appreciate the calorie lo-down on the drinks, but did notice the discrepancy (sp?) noted on this article and the SP nutrition tracker. - 3/17/2010 1:06:29 PM

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