Advice on Drinking Beer While on a Diet to Lose Weight

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3 Best Beers for Fat Loss

Budweiser Select 55

It doesn’t get lower than Bud Select 55 when it comes to calories and carbs. People generally don’t drink beer on a keto diet. But this one is an awesome choice when it comes to beer with only 1.8 grams of carbs per beer. If you’re trying to get a buzz, this may not be your choice; with only 2.4% alcohol, you may need more than a few. The calories, however, come in only at 55, thus the name. So drinking 4 in a day only brings you to just over 200 calories — much better than its full-bodied 147-calories-per-beer cousin.

Heineken Light

This is one of our favorite low cal, low carb beers, simply because Heineken did not ruin the taste of the beer. It doesn’t taste watered down, and it serves more of a punch than Bud 55 when it comes to alcohol content at 3.3%. With only 99 calories and 7 grams of carbs, this is an awesome choice that still tastes similar to the original.

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Michelob Ultra

Michelob has done an awesome job with marketing this beer. They are showing us that this is the beer that “fit” and active people drink. This beer only has 95 calories and 2.6 grams of carbs per bottle. This makes it a perfect choice for people who try hard to reduce their liquid calorie intake but can’t resist a light, ice-cold beer. (You still get the alcohol content — close to a normal beer at 4.2%.)

Diet Ginger Beer

An awesome alternative to beer and soda is a non-alcoholic diet ginger beer. This is for people who really want to cut out booze completely, but still want to enjoy social situations. It has zero calories, zero sugar — basically zero everything.

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Can You Drink Beer on the Keto Diet?

This is a question I get a lot as a coach, especially from dudes who love to drink beer on Sunday and watch the Packers. Here are a few things you need to know about drinking beer while you’re on Keto:

  • Beer is made of wheat, barley, and other carb-rich ingredients. Thus, it is one of the highest carb content of all alcoholic drinks. So make sure to stick to the ones listed above.
  • Wine is a better choice, as it is lower carb.
  • Hangovers while on keto tend to be much worse, when you might otherwise eat foods before drinking to curb its negative effects.
  • When you drink beer, or any other alcoholic beverage for that matter, it may increase your urge to eat non-keto friendly foods.



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