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Drinking Wine on a Diet – Yay or Nay?

By Stocked Cellars on May 18, 2021

Being on a diet can be a challenge – after all, how do you cut back on your favourite foods that tempt you into late-night binging affairs while watching your favourite show on Netflix?
Most importantly, how do you put a stop to wine? Most diets have zero consideration for wine habits, and that is simply unfair. There’s always quite a debate on the subject of diet and wine – some say you can drink wine when you are on a diet while others say you can’t. So, which one is it?

Choose the Right Wine

Well, as it turns out, you can drink wine on a diet, but the key is to do it in moderation because the second you overdo it, it all goes null. More than that, you must choose the right wine. Do you know how there are good carbs and bad carbs? Similarly, there are suitable diet-friendly types of wines that you can drink in moderation on a diet, and there are bad, unhealthy wines that are loaded with calories and sugars, which you must avoid on your fitness journey. But how do you find out if a particular type of wine is ok to drink on a diet?

Know the Calories

One of the most things you need to do is count your calories when it comes to weight loss. So, it would help if you found the calories that a particular wine contains when it comes to wine drinking. There are about 92-175 calories per glass of wine in general. It’s always a good idea to find out the specifics of a type of wine before you decide to drink it and later regret it. Most wine bottles come with labels that mention the number of calories, so make sure to give it a read before you open the bottle. It is important to note here that every person’s body digests ethanol differently. Also, every individual’s brain chemistry and metabolism are different from one another. So, if you end up drinking more than what your body can metabolize, you are likely to be consuming fewer calories. This certainly doesn’t mean that you pour yourself the entire bottle. It simply suggests that the alcohol calories are a tad forgiving compared to those found in ice cream, for instance.

Residual Sugar Count

Another rule of thumb to remember when searching for a diet-friendly wine is to look for wines that consist of 3 or fewer grams of residual sugar per litre. This is simply a measure of the amount of sugar that wine contains, which is essential to look out for when you are on a diet and are counting carbs.


Drink In Moderation!

We understand how hard it can to completely give up on wine, so as long as you are drinking your wine in moderation, you are good to go. You might particularly enjoy King’s Court Estate Winery 2017 Pinot Noir, a delicious red wine featuring notes of deep red plums, sweet cherries, and hints of vanilla and berries. If you prefer something more decadent than that, Marynissen Estates 2015 Platinum Series Chardonnay is your best option with its creamy texture with scents of stone fruit & a touch of minerality. However, if you like your wine more floral, you might want to give London Born Wine Co. 2017 Camden White Gamay a shot. It is nicely balanced with the acidity to produce generous flavours of summer berries, baked pears and honey on the palate. 

Well, lucky for you, you can drink wine on a diet, but don’t overdo it! Check out the massive wine collection at Stocked Cellars, and choose the one that’s best for you!

Do you know your wine personality? If your answer is no, take our quiz to find out which wines to pick up next! 

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