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Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices

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  • In regards to previous comment about a previous comment: I should have use "his" instead of
    "her". - 3/17/2010 11:31:11 AM
  • I happen TO LIKE THE TASTE OF WINE so even though I may not even get a buzz from it, it still makes sense to drink it. The suggestion that someone made that wine drinkers have tea FAILS to realize the faulty assumption upon which her implicit inference and explicit recommendation is based: people don't drink wine (or any other alcohol) only to socialize and or only to get buzzed. Some people drink wine because they like the aroma, taste, and texture. - 3/17/2010 11:20:59 AM
  • I disagree that it is irrelavant. When my fiance and I go out tonight, he will have a beer and I will either have a mixed drink or a glass of wine--because that's what I like. I can easily tell from this article that wine is a likely better choice. I'm the driver, I won't have more than one drink, but I don't have to give up alcohol altogether just because I want to lose weight. - 3/17/2010 10:42:05 AM
  • usually i drink mgd 64 (64 cals in one bottle) or vodka and seltzer water. but i love beer so on special occasions and nights out which don't happen too often i have a better beer. - 3/17/2010 9:50:29 AM
  • This article is irrelevant because how can you give info on alcohol without listing the alcohol percentage per serving?

    I mean drinking wine if you are going for a buzz is not near as good as liquor because with wine you will need 2 or 3 times the serving to get the same buzz as you would have with liquor.

    If you are one of those who claims to not drink for a buzz but instead for the socialness of it then I would suggest that you fill your wine glass with a good sugar free green tea and just act as if it is wine. - 3/17/2010 9:37:55 AM
  • What about champagne ? - 3/17/2010 5:11:16 AM
  • i usually stick with red wine, captain & diet coke, or jack & diet coke. i have a big weakness for jagerbombs, so i try to do the least damage possible by using sugar-free redull! if it wasnt for 4 years of cheap keg beer in college, i probably wouldnt even be on this site! :( - 3/10/2010 3:14:57 PM
  • I agree with Brookex1 - how can Sparkpeople write an article that gives out information that doesn't even match what they are providing in their own nutritional database? - 2/6/2010 2:16:04 PM
  • I am confused. This article says that red wine is 100 calories for 5 ounces, but most resources I checked say it is 120 calories for 5 ounces (Merlot & Pinot Noir). This includes what is posted on the spark nutrition tracker. - 2/3/2010 12:05:52 PM
  • If you are a beer drinker, try Bud Select 55. It has flavor and very low calories. Just make sure you don't over do it because of the low calories. - 2/2/2010 11:39:43 AM
  • What about the amount of sugar in wine? - 1/16/2010 8:50:35 AM
  • I need to find the caloric content of Riesling. - 1/10/2010 1:07:33 PM
  • Happy to see this article. Going to Vegas soon and need to make good choices while there... - 12/31/2009 1:59:40 AM
  • CATHIV, I believe champagne would be considered wine (champagne is otherwise known as sparkling wine). - 12/30/2009 1:46:53 AM
  • I wish that champagne had been included in the article. It's the "traditional" drink of New Year's and I'd stick with that all night if I had a choice. - 12/29/2009 12:28:28 AM

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