Bottoms Up! The Best Beers for Weight Loss

If you’re trying to slim down without giving up the food, drinks, and festivities you love, leave “light,” unsatisfying beers behind and opt for one of these full-flavored brews

March 15, 2012
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Making sacrifices is essential to slimming down, but there's no reason to give up great taste when picking a better-for-you brew. Just learn what to look for. Instead of knocking back watery, low-cal lagers from big box brands, go for a drink with a rich, unique flavor. You'll be more satisfied and less tempted to gulp down multiple glasses, says Molly Kimball, RD, nutrition manager at the Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans. Stop obsessing over the word "light" and opt for one of these 10 suds that won't grow your gut. (Search: Does beer have any health benefits?)

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