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Alcohol: Your Calorie Guide to Drink and Still Lose Weight

In addition to drinking responsibly, why not take it to the next level and drink healthy? I’m not saying you have to avoid all alcohol, although in our book, I do recommend avoiding alcohol for the first 2 weeks to jumpstart your weight loss. Heck, I love enjoying a nice glass of vino myself but you do need to consider alcohol as part of your total daily caloric budget or else you could be packing on extra pounds or sabotaging your weight loss efforts.

Even though alcoholic beverages are empty calories, there are ways to cut calories depending on your choice. But first, the basics. Alcohol should only be consumed in moderation. This means two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. What qualifies as “one drink”? One drink is: 12 ounces of regular beer, 5 ounces of dinner wine, or 1-1.5 ounce of liquor or spirits.

Alcohol & Calories:

What’s your drink of poison? What do you like to do to opt for a low-calorie alternative?

Research assistance provided by Monica Lobo, RD. [1]