😂🍻We all know that “one drink” can easily turn into 7,8,9....and just like that you’re knocked out of ketosis forever!!!! HA! HA! Juuuust kidding! Alcohol is of course not recommended on Keto, but if you do decide to drink, why not pick up a few clever strategies in order to do less “damage”.
👨🏫The more alcohol you drink, the more likely your weight loss will slow down. This is because your body will prioritize burning the alcohol instead burning your own body fat for fuel. However, on a keto diet, you can still enjoy a delicious drink or two on special occasions. With that said, there are some alcoholic drink options that are more Keto (friendly) than others.
🔢The numbers above for beer are the grams of carbs in one 12 oz. bottle (355 ml), and for the drinks, what you’ll get if you order one in a bar.
🙌Here are your top 5 alcoholic drinks on Keto per @diet_doctor:
1️⃣Champagne or dry sparkling wine – one glass contains about 1 grams of net carbs.
2️⃣Dry wine – red or white – one glass contains about 2 grams of net carbs.
3️⃣“Skinny Bitch” – one long drink contains 0 grams of carbs.
4️⃣Whiskey – one drink contains 0 grams of carbs.
5️⃣Dry Martini – one cocktail contains 0 grams of carbs.
1️⃣To avoid making a sugar bomb, do not mix alcohol with soda or juice, and instead switch to vodka, soda water and lime to get a drink that has zero carbs.
2️⃣Pure spirits like whiskey, brandy, cognac, vodka, and tequila contain zero carbs and they are all more Keto-friendly.
3️⃣Avoid wine coolers because they are just like regular soda with alcohol in them.
4️⃣Alcoholic sparkling water seltzer are a great option too.
⚠️Most people experience that they need significantly less alcohol to get intoxicated while on Keto. On the positive, this may save you money at the bar- just be very careful the first time you drink. Reasons for this is not fully understood, but may have something to do with the liver being busy producing ketones or glucose, and thus has less capacity to burn alcohol.
📸Image credit to @diet_doctor-Thank you for all that you do for our LCHF community.