Today’s fit tip: What’s the best low-calorie beer to drink when you’re trying to lose weight?

Hands down, it’s Michelob Ultra. Why? Because Michelob Ultra not only has 95 calories, which is the fewest of any of the light beers, but it also only has 2.6 grams of carbohydrates. Now, compare that to Coors Light, which has five grams of carbohydrates and over a hundred calories, and even Amstel Light, which has 95 calories, like with the Michelob Ultra, but it also has five grams of carbohydrates.

What’s the big deal about the carbohydrates? Well, while there is some dispute about the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet, nobody will contest the point that it is without question the best way to lose weight. Why is that? Because carbohydrates are the first fuel the body uses. If it doesn’t have access to carbohydrates, will begin to burn fat. Therefore, if you eat foods low in carbohydrates, the body doesn’t have access to as many carbohydrates as it needs and begins to burn stored body fat.

While of course, it’s always best to keep your alcohol consumption to a minimum, if you do need a low-calorie beer, reach for a Michelob Ultra.