It is no secret that I like to get my drink on every now and then. One of the biggest challenges for me with my weight is alcohol. It calls to me after a long day at work. It calls to me on a hot summer day.
Beer is my like that enabling friend. Just do it. Just drink me. Luckily I found a chart from fitsugar with beers that are under 100 calories. Too bad my favorite beer of choice, Coors Light, is not on this list. This list is from last year so I am sure that there are some other brands out there that may have come out with other products.
|Beer||Calories||Carbs (g)||Alcohol content (%)|
|Budweiser Select 55||55||1.9||2.4|
|Miller Genuine Draft 64||64||2.4||2.8|
|Beck’s Premier Light||64||3.9||2.3|
|Pabst Pearl Light Beer||68||6||2.1|
|Anheuser Busch Natural Light||95||3.2||5.9|
By the way, Coors Light is 104 calories with 5.3 g of carbs and a 4.15% alcohol content. For an extensive beer list with calories, carbs and alcohol content check out beer100.com.
Now if you are not a fan of beer, which not everyone is, I have also included some other alcoholic beverages for you to consider.
Try this Sour Apple Martini made with 2 1/2 oz. sour mix and 3/4 oz. each vodka and sour apple liqueur, for a 160-calorie treat.
I would love to wet my whistle with this yummy Sangria drink.
750-milliliter bottle dry red wine
1 cup light orange juice
1/4 cup brandy or cognac
1/4 cup orange liqueur
2 tablespoons sugar
2 medium oranges, sliced
2 cups club soda, chilled
Crushed ice and/or orange peel curls (optional)
1. In a large pitcher, combine wine, orange juice, brandy, orange liqueur, sugar, and orange slices. Chill at least 2 hours. Add club soda before serving. Serve over crushed ice and/or with orange peel curls, if desired.
I also found this great article on Greatist with tips on picking healthier drinks!
Drink it up!
Just remember to drink responsibly. Always make sure to have a Designated Driver. You know… all that jazz… Just don’t be a dumbass when you drink.
Also make sure to stop by Babe’s Rockin’ Mami and check out who is guest posting about their weight loss journey today!