As much as we love indulging, having too much of the "treat yo'self" attitude can leave us not feeling our best. It's great to take a step back every so often to recharge, reset and make more mindful choices that have a lasting feel-good impact — unlike those instant gratification treats.

When it comes to alcohol or sugar, it doesn't have to be all or nothing — and it doesn't have to be just one month out of the year. Rather than trying to make extreme changes that aren't sustainable, we like to take small steps towards a more mindful lifestyle, like reaching for low-sugar, low-alc and non-alc beverages from time to time. Even during the same occasion, we might switch between different regular and light options. It's all about what works for you.

At the LCBO, it's easy to find options that best fit us and our needs, this month and beyond. They carry over 1,000 lighter products for different tastes and lifestyle choices. Skipping alcohol or reducing your sugar intake doesn't mean you have to miss out on a great glass of vino — the LCBO's offerings include low-sugar wines, including many with less than 5g of sugar per litre, and innovative low and no-alc wines.

Cooler drinkers will have a field day with their lineup of low-alc as well as sugar-free coolers. Meanwhile, beer drinkers will love their lineup of non-alc and low-alc options.

Whether you're shopping online or in-store at LCBO, clear labels and bin tags make it easy and accessible to discover the perfect lighter options for you. 

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Our favourite lighter options at LCBO right now

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