CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Alcohol question

Hi everyone,

I'm been staying off alcohol while I'm trying to lose weight, but tonight I'm going for a drink after work with a friend. I was wondering if anyone had ideas about what types of alcohol are best to drink when you're dieting, and which ones should be avoided. Thanks for any tips you can provide!

Fri. Aug 3, 9:30am

Add comment  
I think beer has vitamins and minerals. That would be my choice.

Friday, August 03, 2007, 9:35 AM

Add comment
white wine spritzer probably has the lowest calories

Friday, August 03, 2007, 9:40 AM

Add comment
whiskey & water. ounce for ounce, a shot of whiskey packs a bigger buzz with less calories. and the water you mix it with helps you stay hydrated.

Friday, August 03, 2007, 9:45 AM

Add comment
check the archives, there have been many threads w/great suggestions :)

Friday, August 03, 2007, 9:46 AM

Add comment
Ditto 9:46

...but also, choose something that won't make you want more.

Friday, August 03, 2007, 11:07 AM

Add comment
Light beer, wine or a mixed drink with diet soda. Those would be pretty low cal. I would stay away from margaritas or any frozen fruity drink... WAY too many calories! Have fun!

Friday, August 03, 2007, 11:43 AM

Add comment
Cocktails and fruity drinks are no-nos. A white wine spritzer would be good, but my best bet for being able to tell that you had a drink is a couple shots of clear hard liquor like vodka or light rum with Diet Coke. Clear liquor is usually lower calorie than darker liquors. A drink like that should only be 200-250 calories. Remember that for every shot/beer/glass of wine, that's an hour before you should drive, with the drink I just mentioned you shouldn't drive for two hours.

Friday, August 03, 2007, 11:54 AM

Add comment
How many cals average in a Margarita on the rocks?

Friday, August 03, 2007, 12:08 PM

Add comment
Probably tons! The sour mix will be loaded with sugar, on top of the alcohol. My guess - 400-500. I know most frozen margaritas are around 600-800.

Friday, August 03, 2007, 12:31 PM

Add comment
why not check it out on the web?

Friday, August 03, 2007, 12:33 PM

Add comment
I was always told to stay with the clear or light colored (vodka, gin, light rum, white wine) but try to limit it to 1 or 2 at the most, don't deprive yourself but don't throw away your hard work either and have a glass of water before during and after to.

Friday, August 03, 2007, 1:39 PM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching

New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge

PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!