the best light beer for weight loss

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the best light beer for weight loss

Best Light Beers for Weight Loss

If you’re like me, you’re probably on a diet or trying hard not to gain a bunch of weight. Most of us are at some point, in which case, you’re probably interested in foods and drinks that you can indulge in without packing on a bunch of pounds.

This is especially true when it comes to beer.

Luckily, there are some great light beers out there, which, when in enjoyed in moderation, won’t completely tank your diet or throw you into a weight gain tailspin.

If you’re looking for some awesome light beer options, you’ll find them in this light beer review.

We’re going to show the best light beers, including the ones you will want to stick with if you’re trying to lose weight or are on a diet.

That said, this light beer review is only for folks who are at least 21 years or older. If you’re not legally old enough to drink alcohol, then this review isn’t for you!

Also, if you’re going to drink alcohol, do so responsibly, and never drink and drive!

How to Pick the Best Light Beer

For the purposes of this review, we’re picking our top light beers based on a few key factors. These include:

  • Taste
  • Alcohol Content
  • Calories
  • Net Carbs

At we’re passionate about health and weight loss, and most of these factors are important when it comes to choosing a light beer based around our core principles.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at our favorite light beers, so you pick the right brew for you.

Our Top-Rated Light Beers for Weight Loss 

1. Michelob ULTRA

a bottle of Michelob Ultra, my favorite light beer

Michelob ULTRA is the ultimate light beer when it comes to taste, calories, and net carbs. If you’re looking for a beer that won’t completely derail your diet goals, ULTRA should be at the top of the list.

It has a great light beer taste, has enough alcohol to get the job done, and has a very low calorie and carb count.

Michelob ULTRA Vital Stats:

  • 95 Calories
  • 2.6 Grams Carbs
  • 0 Grams Fat
  • 4.2% Alcohol by Volume

Whether you’re on the ketogenic diet, following a low-carb program, or just want to be able to enjoy a cold brew without overloading on calories and carbs, Michelob ULTRA is the perfect light beer for you.

2. Miller 64

Miller 64 is an absolute beast when it comes to its overall calorie and carb count. It’s the lowest we have found, in fact.

Those insanely low numbers, don’t come without some sacrifice, though. It has almost half the alcohol that a Michelob ULTRA does, so that is something to keep in mind.

It’d take almost two 64s to get the alcohol content of an ULTRA, so if you drank two of them you’d be way over the carb and calorie numbers that one ULTRA brings to the table.

Just some food for thought…

That said, it’s still a decent tasting light beer, and is a great option for those who just want to have a beer or two at a social gathering, without loading up on calories, carbs, or too much alcohol.

Miller 64 Vital Stats

  • 64 Calories 
  • 2.4 Grams Carbs
  • 0 Grams Fat
  • 2.8% Alcohol by Volume

3. Bud Light

a bottle of bud light

There’s a reason that Bud Light is known as “America’s Favorite Light Beer,” and that’s because it tastes great, is less filling, is low-calorie, and has reasonably low carbs as well.

The carbs are high enough, however, that if you’re following a keto or other low-carb diet, it may be enough to throw off your numbers for the day if you aren’t careful.

In that case, Bud Light could be a great choice for the person who just wants to enjoy one light beer while watching the big game, or enjoying an evening out.

Bud Light Vital Stats

  • 110 Calories
  • 6.6 Grams Carbs
  • 0 Grams Fat
  • 4.2% Alcohol by Volume

As you can see, Bud Light has very similar numbers to Michelob ULTRA, with net carbs being the big difference maker. If you’re keto or low-carb, ULTRA may be the better choice, but it will come down to high disciplined you are with your net carb numbers, and which beer your prefer to drink.