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, told POPSUGAR. “Most of the time the amount of added sugar isn’t offered up on a nutrition label like a snack, so you have to guess with your taste buds or with help from your server to determine about how many carbs a glass might set you back.”

Julie explained that wine can also have unpredictable effects on a person’s blood sugar levels. Read more…

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