Your Go-To Alcoholic Drinks When You’re Trying to Lose Weight
As much as we love our alcoholic drinks, we can’t deny that it’s one of the culprits of weight gain. A cocktail is basically liquified dessert, beer makes you bloated because of all the empty carbohydrates, a Pina Colada has the same number of calories as a Big Mac. But before you get a heart attack, we have good news for you! Being on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t have fun during party time. All it takes is a little self-control, smart drink choices, and a bit of exercise on the dancefloor to keep you sweating (and possibly) losing those pounds.
Here are the best alcoholic drinks for you if you’re trying to lose weight.
Tequila on the rocks
If you’re on a low-carb or no-carb diet, Tequila on the rocks is your best bet. It has zero calories and since it’s served on the rocks, you consume it slower than usual. Sadly, you have to skip the shots, but on the bright side, you’ll also skip the expensive bill ‘cause you took your sweet time letting the alcohol sink in.
Vodka and seltzer
Vodka Tonics are awesome but not if you’re skipping the sugar. Seltzer is basically carbonated water with no added flavoring and preservatives. It’s like the healthy sister of club soda and tonic water. Since you have a “purer” version of a bubbly vodka, you can drink it throughout the night without worrying about sugar.
Winos, rejoice! Red wine doesn’t contain bloat-inducing wheat and has tannins that are actually good for your heart. The healthiest wine choices are: Pinot noirs (highest concentrations of resveratrol), Madirans and Cabernets, Syrahs and Merlots, (high levels of procyanidins), and Dry Red wines (high levels of flavonoids).
Now that you have this list, remember that it’s still best to practice drinking in moderation. Self-control is key. Keep yourself in check. These drink choices are meant to be savored in gradual sips to avoid over drinking and nasty hangovers. To help you out further, try drinking a full glass of water before ordering the next round. And yes, dance it out on the dancefloor for both a good time and an impromptu sweat sesh.