Like I mentioned here, I’ve been imbibing a bit too much and haven’t been doing the best job of getting all my calories from food. Well, scratch that. I’ve been doing a pretty good job getting my calories from healthy food but I’ve been getting too many of my calories in liquid form.
Bob Haper’s 2nd skinny rule is “Don’t drink your calories.” And when I was watching The Weight of The Nation they also talked about drinking your calories. In the documentary, they focused more on not drinking super sugary sodas but overall, the message is the same. A calorie, is a calorie, is a calorie whether is comes from food or alcohol, it all adds up. One of the women they interviewed on WOTN started her weight loss journey with one small step – she simply cut down on her high caloric drinks. That 1st step helped her to start making other choices, healthier meals, more physical activity. She still has a long way to go to get to her goal weight but she’s trying. And it made me realize, if this lady started by cutting back on her liquid calories, then so can I. And since my biggest weakness is alcohol, I thought I’d pass along an article I read on Shape. The 15 Bikini-Friendly beers.
- Bud Select 55
- MGD 64
- Busch Light
- Natural Light
- Michelob Ultra
- Miller Light
- Coors Light
- Corona Light
- Bud Light
- Bud Light Lime
- Sam Adams Light
- Guinness Draught
- Fat Tire Amber Ale
- Sierra Nevada Summerfest Beer
- Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
Except I think those beers are kind of lame. I know I’m suppose to write about fitness and I should be drinking low calorie beers but nearly all of those listed above are gross. Basically water. Busch Light? Are you kidding me? I drank that in college because it was super cheap. I honestly can’t believe Shape would recommend it. I don’t know if I’d ever want to be skinny enough to drink that. Corona and Bud Light are decent – like if you’re on a beach or a a country concert. And the Blue Moon would be ok if there wasn’t coriander in that (living in Portland, I’ll admit that I’ve become a bit of a beer snob). But my thought is that if I’m going to only get one drink, I’d like to it have it be something I enjoy.
Like some Rose :) My current favorite sunny weather beverage. Which has approximately 100 calories per glass or about 500 calories a bottle.
Or a really good microbrew. Like a Double Mountain Vaporizer which has approximately 180 calories per glass.
So what really is the point of this post? If you like light beers then you should drink from the bikini friendly ones listed above. But if you think those beers are gross, then you can drink something more delicious but you have to drink less of them. Choices people. Choices.
Do you like any of those low calorie beers? What’s your current favorite summer drink?