Today we’re going to depart a little bit from perfect health and spot-on nutrition. I’d like to take a minute to discuss beer.
Beer is good. It is a man’s drink. Arnold reportedly devoured several pints of beer and whole chickens after grueling squat workouts. I’m not saying that’s how he won any of his trophies or awards, because it’s not. I can almost guarantee you Arnold didn’t touch alcohol during his contest prep.
However if you are not competing or scheduled to compete, then I have to ask you: What is the harm in having a beer or two with dinner a couple times a week?
Everything in moderation. Here are my favorite low carb, low calorie, “diet” beers.
Mich Ultra is always a popular low carb beer offering. I don’t have any in my fridge right now, but I can guarantee that I did sometime within the last 6 months.
- Michelob Ultra – 96 calories and 2.6g carbohydrates
- Michelob Ultra Amber – 114 calories and 3.2g carbohydrates
You can also get a variety of Ultra flavors, however, these beers are higher in carbohydrates because they have more sugar. My finance likes Mich Ultra Pomegranate. It has a nice flavor but not much bite.
The Mich Ultra Amber is only 4% alcohol by volume, which is pretty weak.
Miller Coors Brewing
The best options from Miller Coors are:
- Miller Lite – 110 calories and 7g carbohydrates.
- MGD 64 – 64 calories and 2.4g carbohydrates
- Coors Light – 102 calories and 5.3g carbohydrates
- Keystone Light – 103 calories and 5g carbohydrates
Miller Lite is the tastiest of the four and also the least healthy choice, but not by much. Aside from MGD 64, you really can’t go wrong with any of these selections.
Budweiser, produced by Anheuser Busch in St. Louis, Missouri, has two products on
- Budweiser Select – 99 calories and 3.1g carbohydrates
- Budweiser Select 55 – 55 calories and 1.9g of carbohydrates
- Busch Light – 95 calories and 3.2g carbohydrates
Although Budweiser Select 55 offers fewer carbs and calories, you also only get a beer with a 2.4 percent alcohol content. Busch Light isn’t really a worthy opponent.
If you prefer imported beers, you may want to try Amstel Light or Corona Light.
- Amstel Light – 95 calories and 5 g carbohydrates
- Corona Light – 95 calories and 5 g carbohydrates
The Amstel light offers a whopping 35 percent fewer calories than the regular Amstel lager.
For a wicked long list of beers, with alcohol content, calories, and carbs, visit beer100.com. My only request is that they turn this list into a sortable data grid. Maybe I’ll have to do that myself…