Saturday, 7 May 2016

is alcohol allowed on a keto diet?


short answer is yes but there are so many variables that  you should consider. since some alcohol will push you out of keto while some are low in carbs and sugars. Here is a list of alcohol that you should consider while on a keto/lchf diet

Clear liquors at about 40% alcohol are a safe bet and are considered keto alcohol, and anything that tastes sweet is not! Acceptable keto alcohol includes:


You can also still enjoy wine and beer! Here are a few low carb wine and beer options to explore! Stick to dry or semi-dry wines; you’ll develop the taste for them if you haven’t already. The calorie and carb counts will differ depending on brand, types of grapes/growing conditions and process of fermentation, but an average is provided:

redwineRed Wines (5 oz. serving)

Cabernet Sauvignon (our favorite: full bodied, dry and tart!): 120 calories, 3.8 carbs
Pinot Noir: 121 calories, 3.4 carbs
Merlot: 120 calories, 3.7 carbs

whitewineWhite Wines (5 oz. serving)

Pinot Grigio: 122 calories, 3.2 carbs
Sauvignon Blanc: 122 calories, 2.7 carbs
Chardonnay: 118 calories, 3.7 carbs
Riesling: 118 calories, 5.5 carbs
Champagne (although low in alcohol content, so you’d need to drink more): 96 calories, 1.5 carbs

beerLight Beers (12 oz. serving)

Bud Select 55: 55 calories, 1.9 carbs
MGD 64: 64 calories, 2.4 carbs
Rolling Rock Green Light: 92 calories, 2.4 carbs
Michelob Ultra: 95 calories, 2.6 carbs
Bud Select: 99 calories, 3.1 carbs
Miller Lite: 96 calories, 3.2 carbs
Natural Light: 95 calories, 3.2 carbs
Michelob Ultra Amber: 114 calories, 3.7 carbs
Coors Light: 102 calories, 5 carbs
Amstel Light: 95 calories, 5 carbs
Bud Light: 110 calories, 6.6 carbs

What To Watch Out For

Sugar is hidden everywhere! Even something seemingly innocent like a gin and tonic can have over 30g of carbs- tonic water is very high in sugar. If the bartender adds artificial lime juice and simple syrup, you’re probably well over 50g of sugar in one glass. Avoid the following popular drinks and mix-ins, and you’ll be a low carb pro in no time.

sangriaSweet Wines

Dessert Wines

sweetsSugary Mixers

Whiskey sour mix
Blue buraçao
Sugary syrups
Frozen margarita mixes

liquerFlavored alcohol (coconut rum, peach schnapps, etc.)
Juices (cranberry, orange, pineapple, tomato, etc.)
Fruit add-ins (cherries, berries, pineapples, oranges, etc.)
Syrups (fudge, whipped cream, fruit flavored syrups,
sweet creams, coconut cream)

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