Whether you are poolside, having a night out with your friends or just need to unwind after a long day, there’s a good chance that you have a nice cold drink in your hand. However, if you are following a Ketogenic diet, you may be wondering if you are still able to make that cold drink a beer, mixed drink or glass of wine without ruining your progress. Having a social life on Keto shouldn’t be a struggle, but can you drink alcohol still? Keep reading to find out!
Any form of alcohol, regardless of the carb count, can slow down your weight loss progress. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stop drinking completely while on a Ketogenic diet and, as Reddit has shown, some people still find great success continuing to drink while maintaining a low carb, high-fat diet plan. It is important to note that there are a few caveats that will make the process more enjoyable and less detrimental to your weight loss goals. Unfortunately, you may not be able to keep drinking sugary cocktails that you are used to.
As a general rule, if you drink alcohol on Keto, you will likely have a far more limited range of options to choose from. Any liquor that has an ABV of 40% or more and contains no artificial flavoring will likely be sugar-free and will contain minimal or no carbs. Other options that are possible in moderation include dry wines or champagnes as well as light brands of beer. In most cases, these options should only be reserved as a relaxing beverage and not an intoxicant because of the amount it takes to feel effects for most people. Since the Keto diet may lower tolerance, please ensure that you are drinking alcohol responsibly.
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