Happy Hour, birthday celebrations, football games, what do all these have in common? Alcohol is usually the main drink at all of these events. But when you’re on an exercise and diet program, beer could be the culprit that does your program in. Your goal is to find the most fitness friendly beers. Lucky for you, I’m here to help you make the correct decision. Give these three options a try at your next event and remember, ALWAYS DRINK IN MODERATION.
1. Guinness Draught
1 bottle equals 126 calories which is relatively low. They also have only 10 grams of carbohydrate and has 4% alcohol. Guinness is a tough sell to some people due to the heavy taste that comes with the drink. However, if that is your style this is your drink.
2. Yuengling Light
1 bottle equals 98 calories and only 6.6 carbohydrates. Guinness does have a higher level of alcohol since Yuengling only has 3.8%, but I believe it’s a better tasting drink.
3. Beck’s Premier Light
* This is our top pick. 1 bottle equals only 64 calories and 4 grams of carbs. The alcohol level matches the Yuengling but beats all the other drinks in the calorie category. This is our top pick due to the low calories within the drink itself. When it doubt try to reach for the low cal drink. Fair warning however, this drink does has a “watery” taste when consumed.
4. Michelob Ultra
The original “low cal” beer. This drink is 95 calories and only 2.6 grams of carbs. With an alcohol level of 4.2% this option won’t kill all your progress in the gym. At any of your upcoming holiday festivities with your family and friend feel free to knock back a couple of these and not feel guilty.
5. Miller Lite
The original “light beer”. This drink started the “diet beer” trend across the United States and that is because it’s only 96 calories, 3.2 grams of carbs and an alcohol level of 4.2%. Consider this good old mister reliable at the bar since every bar I know has this drink. Remember at the end of the day most beer consist of a few ingredients: Water, A starch source, hops, yeast, and sometimes a clarifying agent. This means that most of them fall around the same area when it comes to being fitness friendly, however picking the correct beer with the right level of calories and carbohydrates can make the difference between a successful diet plan and a failing diet plan.