Can You Drink Wine on a Low-Carb Diet?

If you’re following a low-carb diet, you know there are some foods you’ll need to limit or even restrict. So, what about wine? Your drink of choice isn’t off the menu completely, but you’ll need to be mindful about the type of wine you’re drinking, as well as how much.

If you choose a particularly sweet wine, it’s likely higher in carbs, and the empty calories could slow down your progress. “All wines have alcohol calories plus carbohydrates, and wine has varying amounts of sugar added to it, so while a dry wine may not have a lot of carbs, a sweet wine can almost count as a dessert,” Julie Stefanski, RDN, owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services in York, PA, and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, said.  Continue reading…