Navigating the Wine List:

A Calorie-Conscious Guide for the Wine Enthusiast

Wine is one of the many pleasures in life, and if you're a total foodie like many of us, you also appreciate how wine can compliment a meal. Our goal is to incorporate your favorite components of a dish, while continuing to make progress on your weight loss goals. 

We are often asked what the best wine to drink for weight loss is. While wine is a tricky drink while trying to lose weight due to its caloric load and sometimes high sugar content, there are better types of wine than others. Let’s discuss how to navigate a wine list for the best weight loss friendly options! 

Reds (per 5 oz serving)

  • Merlot: 120 calories, 4 g carbs, 1 g sugar 
  • Pinot Noir: 120 calories, 3.4 g carbs, 0 g sugar 

Whites  (per 5 oz serving)

  • Chardonnay: 120 calories, 3.2 g carbs, 1.4 g sugar 
  • White Zinfandel: 122 calories, 5.6 g carbs, 5.6 g sugar
  • Sauvignon blanc: 120 calories, 3 g carbs, 0 g sugar 

Bubbly (per 5 oz serving) 

  • Prosecco: 121 calories, 3.8 g carbs, 1.4 g sugar 
  • Brut Champagne: 98 calories, 3.1 g carbs, 0 g sugar 

What to avoid? 

  • Marsala
  • Sherry
  • Riesling 
  • Moscato 

Moderation is key with all alcoholic beverages while seeking weight loss. Be mindful of portion size and always enjoy a glass with or after a high protein meal for slower sugar absorption. 

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