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Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices

Choose Wisely to Stay On Track

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  • 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
  • KANDICE26
    This makes me think twice when I enjoy my vodka drinks during the weekend. I will be trying to find healthier alternatives. - 11/24/2009 11:17:33 PM
  • Tried the vodka soda and liked it. Wow who knew. - 11/13/2009 12:54:59 AM
  • ALCHOHOL SUPPRESSES FAT OXIDATION ,BUT THE BIGGEST FACTOR IS DEFINATELY THE CALORIES AND WITH ANY BOOZE HOUND THEY'RE ALWAYS COUNTING UP, LIKE NASA'S" COUNTDOWN"1 BEER 2 BEERS 3 BEERS" tAKE OFF"260 CALORIES (AND STILL)... COUNTING!(BECAUSE NOW YOU CAN REALLY SLAM THEM) - 8/20/2009 1:56:11 PM
  • hello fellow LIFE enthusiasts!!! Now... though wine may be lower in calories then beer, beer contains chronium(or at least most beers do)and chromium has most been known to speed up the rate of the performance from your metabolism but ON THE OTHER HAND all alchohol speeds up cortisol levels, which leads to fat cell harbouring...YUCK! I'M NOT SURE WHICH WOULD OUTWAY THE OTHER AS IT IS CIRCUMSTANTIAL! let's hope overall chromium is the champion!!!! - 8/20/2009 1:44:00 PM
  • COACH_NICOLE
    I LOVE CHIPS AHOY- The charts show calories both per oz AND per serving size. - 6/23/2009 11:38:16 AM
  • MGD64 is a light beer made by miller. it stands for miller genuine draft and 64 is because it is only 64 calories, not 95. I actually like the taste but you are more likely to drink more than 1 because you do not feel the effects as quickly as you would with another light beer.... - 6/23/2009 11:31:15 AM
  • ILOVECHIPSAHOY
    very useful and interesting article - however, too many typos. It says nutritional information per ounce and then the table says nutrional info per 1.5 oz so it's a bit confusing. - 6/23/2009 10:46:31 AM
  • I love Carlo Rossi Sangria. its a red wine that comes in a big jug for 12 bucks. I wonder the calorie content of it because its so sweet. - 6/5/2009 12:03:44 AM
  • i did stop drinking beer although i love it and i have started drinking wine a glass or 2! this article answered some things i was curious about. - 4/8/2009 3:19:39 PM
  • This article states that vodka contains 69 calories per oz, but in the SparkPeople nutrition tracker, SP's vodka listing has 64.2 calories per oz.

    I know it's not a huge difference, but I was wondering about the variation...? - 4/8/2009 2:43:00 PM
  • HOPEFULLY1
    what is mgd64 ????? - 3/30/2009 5:43:34 AM
  • Ok its good to know that alcohol is absorbed first. I do love my wine (especially chardonay) so Im glad I get a little brake there. Obviously in moderation. I can forgo snacking when I drink, its more fun. - 3/17/2009 9:34:32 PM
  • I tried the MGD64. Ugh....it does NOTHING for me except leave a bad aftertaste.

    Even though it's 95 calories, I REEALLY prefer Michelob Ultra. (ice cold of course).

    And since I've begun my healthier eating regimen, I limit myself to one evening of drinking beer, and I only put 4 in the fridge/freezer....so when my ice cold ones are gone...I'm done.

    - 3/17/2009 6:13:23 PM
  • MINXXA
    I'm one also who will never give up my drink! Although moderation DEFINITELY is good. I also don't get hungry if I have a few drinks, so that "drinking leads to eating" doesn't apply to me, thank goodness! I did learn recently (and it's in the article too), that alcohol gets absorbed and the food you eat with it then doesn't get processed correctly and ends up as fat. That's good to know, although I rarely drink and eat at the same time anyway. I would be interested to know how soon after eating you could drink alcohol without it affecting how your food is digested? Just a thought... - 3/17/2009 4:38:57 PM

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