Are you on the road to a better, healthier version of yourself?
If you are, you may be wondering what the healthiest alcoholic drink alternative for your go-to at parties is. But, surely, there’s no universe where alcohol and a diet can work together. Right? That’s where you’re wrong — there’s a way for a healthy lifestyle and alcoholic drinks to co-exist. There’s no need to choose between the two.
Breaking up with alcohol is not necessary if you want to shed a few pounds off your weight. It’s no secret that alcoholic beverages are nothing but empty calories. They don’t provide your body with any nutrients, so it’s easy to believe you have to cease consumption.
Village Warehouse Wine & Spirits disagrees. Do you want to know the healthiest ways to drink alcohol? Keep the following low-calorie drinks in mind, and enjoy a night out with your friends without affecting your beach bod’ progress.
How Do Alcoholic Drinks Affect Your Weight Loss Journey?
1. Most alcoholic drinks are high in calories.
Calories from alcohol have no nutritional value, so it’s easy to lose count of the calories when you’re tipsy. Mixing alcohol with other drinks only inflates the already dangerous calorie count.
2. Drinking alcohol leads to a fatty liver.
When you drink alcohol, your liver works extra hard to break down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Alcoholism will force your liver to burn alcohol instead of fats, causing significant damage and negatively impacting your metabolism and energy supply.
3. Alcohol consumption makes food irresistible.
Yes, hunger cravings are inevitable when you’re inebriated. Cheeseburgers, milkshakes, and a bucket of fries — everything is mouthwateringly tempting. Succumb, however, and it will lead to weight gain.
How Much Alcohol Should You Consume Daily?
For women, one glass a day is fine. For men, the limit is two.
To help gauge what “one glass” looks like, here are some examples:
- 148mL of wine
- 355mL of beer
- 44mL of distilled spirits (80 proof)
However, just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Drinking only on the odd occasion or special event is the healthiest way to drink alcohol.
What Are the Healthiest Alcoholic Drinks?
Here are some alcoholic drinks you don’t have to brick behind the catacombs forever:
1. Dry Wine (Calories/Glass: 84-90)
Despite what the name suggests, dry wine is not the same as regular wine. Keep an eye on the label. During the fermentation process, the majority of the sugar content is converted to alcohol. Wine has calories; sweet wines especially have a high calorie count, so opt for a glass of dry wine instead.
2. Mojito (Calories/Glass: 168)
Are you looking for a cocktail without loads of sugar? A mojito is the best way to go. This Cuban classic never disappoints with its dashes of lime and fresh mint. Just tell the mixologist to go easy on the sweetness. You can also request to leave out the sugar and have it replaced with mint.
3. Bloody Mary (Calories/Glass: 125)
It’s possible to enjoy a Bloody Mary over brunch without breaking the diet you’ve set. It has tomato juice (talk about healthy, right?), Vitamins A and C, potassium, and low sugar. If you want something more nutritious, opt for a Virgin Mary mocktail. It only has 29 calories — what could be more guilt-free?
4. Vodka Soda (Calories/Glass: 96)
This is a crowd favorite. Sip without worries through the night. Vodka soda is perfect if you want to maintain a healthy weight; just add a squeeze of lime if you want a twist.
5. Paloma (Calories/Glass: 166)
A combination of lime juice and grapefruit — this tasty and refreshing pink drink is nearly indistinguishable from a margarita. Worry not about the sugar content.
6. Whiskey on the Rocks (Calories/Glass: 105)
Do you want something hard without the sugar? Whiskey on the rocks will give that buzz without affecting your diet. Drinking it with ice also helps reduce calorie intake.
7. Ultra Brut Champagne (Calories/Glass: 65)
Champagne alone is already a healthier alternative to wine; however, f you want something with fewer calories, choose ultra brut champagne. “Ultra brut” essentially means “no added sugar.” Grab a glass or two without worrying about a hangover. Still, as with all good things, watch your consumption.
8. Light Beer (Calories/Glass: 103)
There’s no need to dread a “beer belly” with light beer. They are 50 calories lower than regular brews. The lighter the beer is, the better it is for your diet.
Visit Village Warehouse Wine & Spirits
If you’re looking for a nearby Vail, Colorado, liquor store, we’re the ones you want.
With our wide selection of alcohol, you can stock up on the healthiest alcohol to drink on a diet. Give these low-calorie drinks a sip or two, and visit us today.