Drinking Wine on a Diet – Yay or Nay?

By Stocked Cellars on May 18, 2021

This post was most recently updated on July 29th, 2022

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, which is 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. There are about 92-175 calories per glass of wine in general. So, it would help if you found the calories a particular wine contains when it comes to wine drinking. 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 contain 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 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 your body can metabolize, you will likely consume 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 with three 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 counting carbs.

Drink In Moderation!

We understand how hard it can be to completely give up on wine, so as long as you drink your wine in moderation, you are good to go. You might enjoy a Pinot Noir, elegant and stylish with complex characteristics. Dry, medium-bodied and silky with moderate acidity and soft tannins. The bouquet and flavours exhibit cherry, plum, raspberry, black pepper, oak, earth and mushroom notes. If you prefer something more decadent than that, Chardonnay, the king of the white grapes – is one of Ontario’s most popular grape varieties. However, if you want to try low-alcohol wines, they are; naturally, under-ripe grapes have less sugar and result in lower-alcohol wine. The sugar re-establishes acidity in grapes, resulting in lower-sugar wine, wine being unnecessarily high in acidity. Balance is always the key.

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!

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