Have your beer and drink it too

Posted on December 29, 2010 by Mary Ellen Brewington

After enjoying holiday party buffets and sweet treats like candy canes, gingerbread houses and cookies galore, it’s understandable that many people make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight.

Whether you want to lose a couple of extra holiday pounds or you need to achieve a healthier weight, it’s a positive goal to set for yourself. According to the American Psychological Association: Monitor on Psychology, people are 10 times more likely to succeed with a goal such as losing weight if they made a New Year’s resolution.

However, after one month, only 64 percent of Americans have kept their New Year’s Resolution. Studies show that the number-one reason why people fail to lose weight is because they deprive themselves of treats completely until they can’t stick to the strict diet any longer. People who make efforts to eat healthier and exercise, but who also indulge once in a while, are more successful in the long run.

On Tap agrees; you should be able to enjoy a cold, refreshing beer with friends throughout 2011 – not just to toast the New Year.

Here are our top picks of beers that won’t tip the scale:

MGD 64

This 64-calorie version of Miller Genuine Draft is a perfect choice for a light, refreshing and guiltless beer. It boasts a fresh, crisp flavor with only 64 calories and 2.4 grams of carbs per 12-ounce serving.

Sam Adams Light

For fans of the American craft beer, Sam Adams Light will hit the spot. Flavors ranging from roasty to sweet and a subtle hop note reminiscent of mango and peach add up to great taste without adding on the calories. This Sam Adams brew comes in at 119 calories and 9.7 carbs per 12-ounce serving.


Amstel Light

As the first importer to introduce light beer in 1980, Amstel Light is one of the most popular imported light beers in the U.S. It’s not hard to understand why when you taste this brew’s distinctive mix of barley and hops that delivers a full, never diluted, flavor. You can count on Amstel Light without counting extra calories. It has just 99 calories and 5.3 carbs per 12-ounce serving.



There are times when your mouth waters for a rich, dark beer. When those cravings hit, reach for a Guinness Draught. Each decadent, velvety sip will satisfy without shame: A delicious 12-ounce pour of Guinness Draught packs just 125 calories and 10 carbs.

This New Year, set a goal and look forward to a healthier you in 2011. Just remember: a little indulging can go a long way in making your weight loss journey successful. So, have your beer and drink it too!

Happy New Year from your friends at Cherokee Distributing Company!

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