Let’s raise our glasses and say “cheers” to our diets! And no, we don’t mean goodbye. It’s no secret that alcohol is not your friend when it comes to weight loss and weight loss programmes, but changing your lifestyle doesn’t have to mean that you’re always going to be the designated driver. There are low-calorie alcoholic drinks that you can enjoy in moderation while you shed those unwanted kilos.
Why is Alcohol Bad for Weight Loss?
Not only is alcohol made up of empty calories, but it also has a major impact on the liver which is essentially the body’s filter.
As you drink more, you tend to lose track of how much you’re having. Alcohol doesn’t satisfy hunger, so you tend to drink a lot more than you would usually, and probably end up snacking as well – breaking all of those rules!
So how do you stop this from happening, but still enjoy a night out?
What Is the Best Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drink?
Although these are ‘healthier’ options, the trick with anything in a healthy lifestyle is moderation. Just because you can afford the additional calories doesn’t mean you should drink regularly. Some of the healthier options include:
This is a low-calorie option with approximately 100 calories in 30ml of distilled 80-proof vodka. Different brands will vary in calories, so be sure to do your research! Choose low-calorie mixers such as no-sugar club soda and avoid overly sugary juices.
Quality whiskey also has a low caloric count at 100 calories per 44ml of 86-proof whiskey. The lowest calorie mixer with whiskey is water or ice. Alternatively, you can enjoy it with low sugar cooldrinks or tonics.
With 115 calories in 44ml, gin is a low-calorie drink that can be enjoyed in cocktails like martinis.
The best way to determine what you can and can’t incorporate into your lifestyle is to speak to a medical professional. The Slender Wonder team aims to support individuals along their healthiest possible path. Contact us for more information on how to be healthier and live your best life!