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Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices

Choose Wisely to Stay On Track


  • 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
  • yay ! I needed this info since it' sthe holidays and drinks and family gatherings are the order. - 12/14/2009 9:25:41 AM
  • Ok, here's my problem...the nutrition tracker does not differentiate between the types of wine or liquor. Granted the calories differences are minimal but when you're counting every one - especially during the holidays - I like to think the info I get in the tracker is accurate! - 12/4/2009 12:32:52 PM

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