Best Alcohol To Drink When Dieting
While alcohol is fat-free and fairly low in carbs, it's the calories that count when it comes to weight management. A drink's sugar content is what distinguishes whether it's a higher or lower carb. Most low-carb drinks and liquors are clear or light. This is because they are straight hard alcohol including vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and whiskey with no mixers containing added sugars. Although these drinks aren't loaded with carbs, you can still add calories to your daily intake depending on the mixer you choose.
There are many low-carb options out there for dieters who like to drink. As with everything, moderation is key. Check out these 5 low-calorie alcoholic drinks that have less of a chance of making you fat.
Vodka and soda
This is practically zero-carb since it's a clear spirit. Add soda water or diet soda to reduce carb and calorie intake. Clear beverages make choosing the right drink visually easy and they're usually significantly lower in sugar (and calories) than their colorful counterparts.
Rum and diet coke
Mixing your favorite unflavored rum with diet coke sets you back just 100 calories. This drink is the exception to the no-dark liquor rule — although it's dark due to the diet coke, it's a relatively low-calorie drink.
This an odorless, colorless drink that can be a part of any low-carb diet if it's dry. Typically, this includes gin and vermouth, with an olive added or a twist of lemon. Gin has zero carbs.
Pinot noir is an excellent low-carb option. There is about 122 calories and 3.4 grams of carbs in a single glass of wine.
Beers don't typically make it on the low-carb lists because most of them are inundated with carbs, hence the term “beer belly.” This is because there are tons of rapidly digestible carbs in beer, which can be a disaster for weight control. However, some light beers won't sacrifice your waistline.
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