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I rarely drink, maybe once every few months. Today's such a gorgeous day, I'm thinking about going out with my fiance to a cool outdoor restaurant/bar and maybe getting a few beers while we listen to some live music. I just don't want to sabotage my work. Any suggestions on beer or drinks on the lighter side?

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  • JaydedMiss
    JaydedMiss Posts: 4,286 Member
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    light beer. 100~ calories per can. Just go for a walk, Exercise extra hard, Eat smaller meals today. Aslong as you mean a few beers and not lets binge drink and then go for nachos and burgers when you stop caring because drunk, Your fine :P
  • gabriellax92
    gabriellax92 Posts: 65 Member
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    JaydedMiss wrote: »
    light beer. 100~ calories per can. Just go for a walk, Exercise extra hard, Eat smaller meals today. Aslong as you mean a few beers and not lets binge drink and then go for nachos and burgers when you stop caring because drunk, Your fine :P

    Hahaha, definitely not. Maybe a few beers with an order of salad :)
  • TheCupcakeCounter
    TheCupcakeCounter Posts: 606 Member
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    White wines such and Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay are about 100-110 cals per restaurant pour (5oz). You stretch a glass if you order a slightly sweeter white wine like a Riesling and a glass of club soda and make a spritzer. Ask for some lemon and lime wedges with the soda for a pretty presentation.

    Vodka and club soda clocks in under 70. I really like vodka soda with a splash of cranberry (around 1 oz) and a lime wedge. Some higher end flavor vodkas have the same cals/sugars as regular vodka. Diet soda with flavored vodka works too (I like Absolute Peach or Mango with diet sprite but not all bars have diet sprite/7up/Sierra Mist).

    Tequila and club soda with the juice of half a lime is also good but it is not at all sweet and you must use good blanco tequila.

    Otherwise go for a Michelob Ultra or whatever the lightest beer you like is.
  • Cortelli
    Cortelli Posts: 1,369 Member
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    Guinness is surprisingly low calorie. I've been enjoying various Gose style beers recently (primarily Anderson Valley Brewing Co. goses, and an occasional Sierra Nevada Otra Vez which is also a gose) -- they are crisp, sour-y ales and typically low alcohol (4.2 - 4.6% IIRC) which also makes them relatively low cal. Much better, IMHO, than saving an extra 15 - 25 cals and settling for something like a Coors light :smile:
  • CSARdiver
    CSARdiver Posts: 6,252 Member
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    Just budget accordingly. Go for a lighter option or something filling. I have a beer nearly every day and hitting my fitness goals. If you get close to going over switch to club soda and lime....or just go over today and make up for it tomorrow. We need these breaks from time to time.
  • Tacklewasher
    Tacklewasher Posts: 7,122 Member
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    Here is a list of beer and calories.
    https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Calories-Popular-Beers-1504697

    So, Bud Light is 110cals and Guinness draught is 126 calories. I know which one I would choose (hint, it isn't the one that's like making love in a canoe).
  • jvcjim
    jvcjim Posts: 812 Member
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    any hard liquor you like with club soda and/or ice and a twist of lemon
  • Moxie42
    Moxie42 Posts: 1,400 Member
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    I go with vodka sodas (as in soda water...not tonic, which has the same cals as regular soda). I ask for two lime wedges, which I think makes it taste good and refreshing, especially with a decent vodka. If you're not a hard alcohol person, wine isn't a bad option.
  • sammyliftsandeats
    sammyliftsandeats Posts: 2,421 Member
    edited April 2017
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    Another vote for vodka with club soda and lime.

    I also drink red wine a lot slower than I drink white wine, so if I'm trying to watch my calories, I usually opt for red because I can make the serving last longer.

    Edited to Add: This chart was part of another discussion on beer but it might help you with a rough estimate based on oz and ABV.

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  • nowine4me
    nowine4me Posts: 3,985 Member
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    If you like spirits, ask for a light (1/2 shot) vodka and soda with lime-- I like Titos--, that's about 40 cals. I got away with that tonight at my own party. So 4-5 drinks was really only 2 shots spread over 4 hours. I'm determined to stretch a small bottle of Titos thru may!!
  • spiffychick85
    spiffychick85 Posts: 311 Member
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    I live in New Orleans....so drinking, I know lol. I stick with clear liquors....vodka is my go to, but if you don't want something that hard I stick with white wines. I still manage to lose weight and I drink a few times a week, either way chances are if you're counting the calories you will be fine :)
  • gabriellax92
    gabriellax92 Posts: 65 Member
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    Thanks guys! I ended up having 1 bud lite and felt bloated afterwards lol! But I worried less about drinking calories after all the advice :)
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 8,166 Member
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    I'm sure someone said this, pre-log to fit it in your calories.