OK, I realize the best alcoholic drink to consume, in regards to weight loss, is probably none. I am trying to lose about 20 lbs, but I like to party on the weekends and I have found that 15 beers doesn't do much for my weight loss.
What is the best thing to drink, in order to get drunk, that will have less of an impact on my weight loss goals? Someone once told me Bicardi and diet coke or something.
Alcohol slows down weight loss but let's get real: I like to drink too. And I'm on Weight Watchers but I drink on the weekends. I drink mainly Bacardi and diet but usually do Jaeger shots and will have a few chocolate martinis too. If I do beer, it's Miller Light. Just make sure that you drink water too-I drink a bottle of water for every 2 drinks. And just watch yourself the day after your drinking: eat lighter, drink even more water since alcohol dehydrates you.
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Yeah, I only drink maybe once a week as well. But from personal experience, I can diet and exercise all week and it seems one night of heavy drinking, mostly Bud Light, and eating bad, cancels the entire week's progress.
I'm thinking of cutting the beer, going for something like Bacardi and diet coke, and trying not to eat bad while drinking (as in no Waffle House All Star specials after a 15 beer night)
So does anyone have any other drink ideas that aren't as bad for you?
Best are the concentrated alcohol drinks like a Martini, dry Manhattan, Scotch on Rocks.
For a weaker drink, any sipirits plus diet soda...like Gin and Diet Tonic or Vodka and Ginger (Diet Ginger Ale) or Rum and Diet Coke.
I watch my weight and avoid beer and any of the frozen sweet drinks that are pretty filling. Vodka is pretty low in calories, less than rum and other liquors. I like to buy a 5 calorie cranberry juice (I believe by Ocean Spray) and drink that with vodka. It keeps the bloating down, which I know beer won't do! Shots would also be lower in calories since you don't have a mixer. Mixing with diet drinks will definitely help with dieting, but it will make the alcohol hit you a little faster than with regular drinks. I really like flavored martinis but I will just add more alcohol and less flavoring and they haven't made me gain weight. Another big thing is to try to munch on healthier snacks when drinking.. I know there are those nights when you end up pigging out on cheap pizza that tasted like "the best pizza ever" but if you keep healthier munchies around, like chips with salsa, veggie platter, fruit salad, it will help quite a bit!
Michelob Ultra is a low-carb beer, but it doesn't taste very good. Yes, those mixes are almost nothing but sugar. They have an insane amount of calories. When I drink, I stick to Bud Light or rum and diet soda. Also, vodka w/ diet Sprite is pretty good.
I was drinking Smirnoff Ice beers and realized how many calories/sugar were in each bottle! I have since switched to vodka and Diet 7-up. I not only feel a LOT better the next day, but there is no sugar rush I'd normally get from the 2-3 Smirnoff Ices I drink every now and then. Diet 7-up and vodka compliment themselves perfectly, IMO. I drink maybeeeee 1x every 2 weeks. Very light social drinker.
I am glad to find people who like to eat healthy and exercise, but also don't swear off alcohol like some of the crazies out there! Haha. It's fun, it's social, and it makes you get loose!
Anyway, my alcoholic beverage of choice is either: a) wine b) vodka soda or c) vodka and some lowcal soda/juice. I never order heavy or sugary drinks like pina coladas or long islands - those are just way too packed with calories. But, that being said, in moderation, anything is fine. If pina coladas are your favorite, go for it every now and then. Just make Bacardi and Diet coke or something like that your "staple" cocktail.
Michelob Ultra is a low-carb beer, but it doesn't taste very good.
Just because it's marketed that way doesn't make it the only low carb beer! Many people are surprised to hear that MILLER LITE (yes, I am a huge fan) has only 0.5 more carbs than Mich Ultra. 2.7 vs 3.2 ! Tastes better, less expensive, just not marketed for a low carb target market. They don't HAVE to!
Other lite beers can be MUCH higher in carbs (Ex: Coors Light packs about 5 more per serving than Miller Lite).