As the warm weather fast approaches, you may have decided that now is the time to go on a diet and get in shape. Summer swim, shorts, and sundress season is the ideal time to show off your new look, so there’s no time like the present to embrace healthier food choices. And while much of the focus goes on the food you eat, what you drink should also be factored into your diet plan. Water is the universal “best” beverage but what about when you’re enjoying a night out on the town, entertaining friends at home or a restaurant?
Here’s a look at four great diet-friendly alcoholic drinks that taste great without having to blow your diet out of the water.
Single Shots That Come In Under 100 Calories
A great place to start is by familiarizing yourself with some single shots that are 100 calories are less. You may choose to enjoy them as a shot or mix them with something else. Just be mindful of mixers, as this is where you can veer off-course and end up blowing your diet.
The 100 calories or fewer options include:
- Champagne (a four-ounce glass)
Those that come in at just over 100 calories include:
- Gin (110 calories)
- Whiskey (105 calories)
- Tequila (105 calories)
Keto Wine Keeps the Carbs in Check
Another great option is Keto wine, which is a low-carb choice that works with the majority of diets out there. If you’re not sure what that is, read an article on the topic – you can find a good one here. Keto wine has less sugar than other varieties and is available in both red and white versions. The goal is to find one that offers a flavor punch while adhering to your diet.
Light Beer Packs Plenty of Taste without Busting the Diet
For the beer drinkers out there, the simple solution is to opt for a light beer. You still get the taste and experience of enjoying a beer, but with a fraction of the calories. You can find some light beer that has as little as 100 calories per can, which takes all the guilt out of it.
A few light beers to try include:
- Miller Lite (96 calories per 12-ounces)
- Coors Lite (102 calories per 12-ounces)
- Bud Lite (103 calories per 12-ounces)
Each one has its flavor profile, so you may want to try them all to discover your favorite. Ice cold lite beer can be especially refreshing on hot summer days, as you don’t feel bloated and full from them.
Hard Seltzer Is All the Craze for 2022
Hard seltzer has made its mark the past couple of years and 2022 looks to be no different. These are meant to be refreshing, full of flavor, and low on sugar and calories. While there weren’t a lot of options to choose from when they were first introduced to the market, today you can find all kinds of mouth-watering flavors. Spring and summer also tend to spark a huge selection of new flavors to check out.
Hard seltzer consists of alcohol blended with sparkling water (flavored or unflavored). They can sometimes also include fruit juice. These drinks tend to have a lower alcohol content as well, usually 4%-6%.
You’ve Still Got Lots of Options Even on a Diet
If you are under the impression that alcoholic drinks are out of the question while on a diet, it’s time to think again. As you can tell by this list, you’ve still got lots of drinks to choose from.