How to drink alcohol and avoid sugar


If you want to drink alcohol and avoid gaining weight it’s a good idea to avoid beer (malt sugar) and sweet drinks (sugar). Wine and pure liquor, such as whisky or brandy, are better choices.

All wines are not equally good: red wines and dry white wines (as well as dry champagne) usually contain the least amount of sugar.

What is your favorite drink?

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  1. Mahesh, what are the contradictions in your opinion?
  2. Stacy
    LT are 800 calories and have sugar in them!
  3. Donny
    My favorite is Grey Goose (GG) vodka stored in the freezer (it doesn't freeze but it is below freezing when you pour it), a full, very large glass of ice and Diet Sierra Mist (DSM), chilled, combined 50% GG and 50% DSM. Stir before drinking. This glass holds about 5 shots of vodka and about an equal amount of DSM. Use Diet 7 UP or Sprite Zero as substitutes as needed. Refill as necessary.
  4. Michael
    Eat less than 20Grams of Carbohydrates per day.
  5. Connie
    When I was in college 18 was drinking age. I drank whiskey diet and diet Pepsi and could lose 6 lbs a nite. WAHOO. Was on the Atkins diet too.Lost lots of weight and kept it off.
    Don't drink anymore.but those were fun times.
  6. Susan
    Reply to #54 If you're drinking 5-9 shots of alcohol every night, you may have a problem bigger than weight loss, my friend.
  7. Arindam
    As far as I know flavoured vodka including coconut vodka contains sugar. If you're a diabetic then try to avoid coconut vodka
  8. JoJo
    It's good to know that I can enjoy drinking occassionally and I'm pretty good at eating less than 20g of carbs a day if I want. This diet keeps me so full I have to remind myself to eat or eat a couple of boiled eggs (or string cheese) after 4 hours from last meal just to say I did eat. Loving this new diet! I would stop drinking completely in hopes of losing weight and didn't realize that the low fat and low carbs were killing me due to too much protein spiking insulin. Talk about reinventing myself!!!
  9. Razvan
    So basically, if a 500ml beer contains ~10 grams of carbohydrates ( 100ml~2.2grams), that means we are limited at one beer a day? Giving the fact that we have to stay under the 20grams of carbs and we cannot consider 2 beers a day, due to other carb intake from other low carb foods.
    Am I right? DietDoctor is this correct?
    A reply for the beerlovers would be appreciated 🙂
  10. Kerri
    TRY THIS: a moderate "shot" of gin/vodka, LACROIX flavored water, and any piece of fruit (frozen if possible) = lower carb & sugar! And far less chance of the dreaded "hangover" you can get from wine.

    FOR BEER: I tend to agree with fellow beer lovers, if you're going to go beer, go good! Pour it over a glass of ice, and it'll last longer, decreasing your overall consumption. Add a citrus squeeze for summer -- lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange.

    WINE: Dry is always better, red or white. Ditto with ice, and lime wedge in red, lemon in white, for summer. Can add a splash of LACROIX too.

    Life is too short not to enjoy it -- DRINK UP! 🙂

  11. Pascale Lessard
    Check vodka recipes on YouTube and you will see that it's made with tons of sugar. I always had a flat belly and now I am starting to have a little belly because I drink too much vodka. Is it possible to make alcohol without using so much sugar?
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