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Can I drink alcohol on the Nutrisystem weight loss program?

Alcoholic beverages, which tend to be high in empty calories, are not conducive to your weight loss goals when consumed in excess. Therefore, we recommend that you limit alcohol consumption while on the Nutrisystem weight loss program.

If you decide to have a drink, choose wisely since beverages vary in alcohol, sugar, and caloric content. One five-ounce glass of dry wine, or a 4-ounce glass of sweet wine, is about 100 calories. Light/low carb beer contains approximately 95-100 calories per 12 ounces. You can use 1.5 ounces of any liquor mixed with a zero-calorie beverage for about 95-105 calories. We recommend having no more than two alcoholic beverages a week.

As you move toward the Transition and Maintenance phases of your weight loss program, you can reassess your intake.

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