Are you interested in minimizing weight gain, but still enjoying an occasional drink? You’ll definitely want to stick with low-carb alcohol.
It can get a little confusing, especially because labels aren’t required on many alcoholic drinks. Most spirit companies don’t list the nutrition information for their products on the bottle, or even on their website. They won’t even list calories and sugar. The reason? The industry says that they are protecting their proprietary recipe.
Well, enough with deception! Here is the list of the best low-carb alcohol choices, including beers, wines, and mixed drinks to help you stay slim and healthy.
Alcohol drinks – Low Carb Beers
The beer tastes great because of carbs. So removing them can take away from the flavor and enjoyment.
With that in mind, here’s a sample of what some consider better-tasting choices:
Note: Drink lighter-hued brews for fewer carbs. Darker beers can pack a ton of heavy carbs.
Low Carb Wines
A simple rule is to drink drier wines. They are less sweet because there is less sugar left over in their fermentation process.
The following are some of the lowest carb wines (per 5 ounces serving):
Low-Carb Alcohol Spirits
Distilled spirits such as these have nothing in them but alcohol.
For the calorie counters, one 1.5-ounce shot is about 69 calories and zero carbs.
Chasers and Mixers You Can Use
- Diet soda
- Soda water
- Diet tonic water
- Seltzer water
- Sparkling water
- Crystal Light
- Diet margarita mix
Drinks that you should certainly avoid, because of the amount of sugar they content:
- Flavored alcohols
- Sweet cocktails
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