Light beers account for $50,000,000,000 in U.S. sales per year.
Alcohol = Weight loss??
Keep in mind that alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, whereas protein only contains 4 calories per gram. This means that calories from alcohol adds up a lot faster.
With Americans fighting the battle of the bulge, our beer companies have obliged to demand by producing lighter and lighter beers for heavier and heavier people.
Your low calorie beer options
1. Miller Genuine Draft 64 contains (you guessed it) 64 calories with… 2.8% alcohol. You would need to drink two of these to equal one ‘standard drink.’
2. Anheuser-Busch Select 55 has its calorie count in the name as well, with a whopping 2.4% alcohol.
So far, responses to the beers have been positive in terms of popularity and revenue. We’re talking millions of dollars in sales, for beers that people say, “tastes kind of watery.”
This blogger would like to take a moment and state the obvious, that at 2.4% alcohol, it is almost entirely water!
Alcohol is NOT weight loss friendly
With high caloric and toxic effects on the body, alcohol will never promote (safe) weight loss. We all know that alcohol in excess harms the body, so keep it in moderation.
Pick your poison, then drink to friends and good times.