If you’re currently suffering through a dry January take a look at this list of 12 best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet. This way you won’t have to undo all of the great work you’ve done once we reach February.
I remember in college many of my women friends–ladies who were my friends, not my actual girlfriends, an annoying distinction made necessary by straight women who INSIST on calling their women friends their “girlfriends,” gender tirade over–were on sports teams. Even if they weren’t particularly gym jocks they were still trying to keep the reins on their calories for a number of reasons called men. Whoops I guess I finished my gender tirade only to start it again. I love a good tirade. My love for a tirade is at the exponential inverse of my love for a parade. TL:DR Parades are shit.
Anyway, there sport coeds would always order “rum and diets,” as in rum and Diet Coke. As a practicing coke drinker–see: my desk drawer filled with a weekly supply of coke “heavy” as it were or Coca Cola Classic, this is sacrilege. However, they were clearly onto something. There is still a way to have your
cake coke and eat drink it, too. Cocktail suppliers–where it be bartenders, recipe writers, or mix makers–have definitely succumbed to the demand for low cal options.
There are a lot of alcohol brands which are selling their products at enormous prices per bottle and they have more than $1 billion annual income. A lot of companies are making their products for more than 100 years and they are still working with full steam. Mila Kunis isn’t running around that Jim Beam factory in the dark for nothing.
However much fun or tradition are tied to it, alcohol has a very negative impact on your health, decision making and every year people die because of it. Alcohol has short term effects like slowed speech, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach and headaches among other. Also, alcohol has long term effects which are significantly affecting your body and health even though you aren’t noticing them. Long term effects are liver disease, nerve damage, permanent damage to the brain, high blood pressure, stroke and even cancer of the mouth or throat.
But of course, this could happen if you are consuming too much alcohol on a daily basis. If you drink lightly or in moderation, it can also have positive effects on your health like: lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, it can help you again common cold, it can lower the chances of developing dementia, diabetes as well as gallstones. If you already have diabetes you can read about the 12 Best Alcoholic Mixed Drinks for Diabetics.
You should remember that drinking in excess is unhealthy under any circumstance, but if you enjoy occasional drink or two, here you can see which are the 12 best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet. If you are on diet you shouldn’t deprive yourself of going out or ordering some booze with your friends because there are a lot of low-calories alcoholic drinks.
We took much of this information from United States Department of Agriculture on the number of calories on many alcohol drinks, picked up the lowest and then sorted them by their number of calories. Also, you should always keep in mind that the number of calories varies from one alcohol brand to another because they are adding different sweets and flavors in order for their products to smell and taste better.
12. Regular Beer
Homer Simpson would approve. Regular Beer has approximately 140 calories. But even though it is last on our list, beer has a lot of positive effects on one person’s health. With drinking beer you will lower your bad cholesterol, cure insomnia and lower the risk of heart attack. These are only a few positive effects of beer. I mean, look at all it’s done for Homer.
11. Light Beer
If you think 140 calories from Regular Beer are too much, but you still want a beer, you should try Light Beer. Light Beer has around 110 calories, but you should keep in mind that this number varies from one brand to another. Also, if your friends run out of things to tease you about–you are generously providing them an option. Here’s to you.
We are continuing our list of best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet, with Cognac that is one of the best alcoholic drinks while you are on a diet because it contains 105 calories. And in addition to its low calories, it also has a lot of positive effects on your health like heart health benefits and it will lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes as well as gallstones. Plus, you’ll be able to quote so many relevant rap songs while drinking it.
9. Red Wine
A glass of Red Wine,one of the best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet, will help you maintain your diet because of its 95 calories but it will also help you lower your cholesterol, protect your heart, control your blood sugar and boost your brain. And, if you’re like me, it’s an even healthier option as you will drink verrry little of it due to the way it generously provides you with a massive headache.
8. White Wine
White Wine, our next entry on the list of best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet, on the other hand, has a few calories less than Red Wine. With only 90 calories you can enjoy your night out with your friends and you will also give your health a positive benefit. In certain circles, a white wine and seltzer is also called a “Mary Martin.”
If you are celebrating something and you are hesitating whether you should or shouldn’t drink champagne while you are on a diet, the answer is you should because it has around 89 calories, but remember this number varies, and it will increase if you drink more than one glass. So toast and then get a hold of yourself!
Gin contains natural ingredients, and because of them, it has only 73 calories. Gin will help you stay on track with your diet and it will also give you positive benefits on your health. Gin can eliminate wrinkles in your skin and it also fights against kidney and liver diseases. Unfortunately pouring the gin directly onto your skin will do nothing to erase fine lines.
Because of its low calories, around 72, Brandy, the number 5 on the list of best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet, can help you with your weight issues as well as sleep issues. Brandy is also good for heart health and it has an anti-aging element. She’s also a fine girl. What a good wife she would be.
Next on the list of best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet is Whiskey that has approximately 70 calories, 7 fewer if you drop the ‘e’, (okay maybe that’s not so) but like we mentioned several times, this number varies from one brand to another. However, whiskey can help you enjoy a night out while you are losing weight. With drinking Whiskey, you will also possibly fight dementia and prevent cancer. You may also fight a lot of other things, so drink in moderation.
Despite having only about 66 calories, Tequila, one of the best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet will also help you lower blood sugar, cholesterol and maybe this will be surprising for you, but tequila doesn’t give a bad hangover. Maybe you will disagree so let us get ahead and mention that we are talking about 100% pure agave tequila. One drink to get you started is a high-quality tequila with one lime and one orange–this is known as a “Kathleen.”
Rum also found its place on our list of 12 best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet because it contains approximately 64 calories. Despite being a low-calorie alcoholic beverage, Rum prevents the common cold, muscle pain and it is good for your heart.
On top of the list is Vodka because it contains less than 64 calories. Vodka is not good only for those who are on a diet, but also for diabetics. Vodka has a lot of positive effects on your health, it can reduce a toothache, the risk of heart disease and it prevents microbial infections on wounds. These are only a few positive effects Vodka has to offer. It can also help you to enjoy the company of people you dislike or allow you to believe you are an excellent singer.
We hope you found this list of 12 best low-calorie alcohol to drink on a diet interesting and informative and you managed to keep your diet on the right track.