How Alcohol Could Interfere With Your Keto Diet – Tasting Table
As The Spruce Eats notes, alcohol takes precedence over macronutrients when your body is digesting. That’s why in order to remain in ketosis, you need to minimize the impact of alcohol on your diet. To that end, if you plan to enjoy an adult beverage or two while on the keto diet, it’s important to choose ones that fit into your low-carb lifestyle.
If beer is your go-to alcoholic drink, there are a variety of low-carb beer options that, in moderation, will help you adhere to your keto diet. Low-carb hard seltzers are also a good option if you are following the keto diet. These seltzers also tend to be lower in alcohol. Just make sure to check the sugar content, as not all hard seltzers are the same, per Perfect Keto.
As for wine, The Spruce Eats notes that dry wines get a thumbs-up for keto eaters who want to enjoy some vino with their dinner. Dry wines, either red or white, only clock in at two carbs per glass. Watch out for sweet wines, though, which can have five to 10 carbs per glass.
Straight spirits like vodka, tequila, rum, and whiskey all clock in at zero carbs, but be cautious about cocktails. Outside of the likes of a vodka and soda or rum and Diet Coke, cocktails can turn into sugary sips quickly (via Healthline). If you’re really craving a cocktail, though, try mixing with seltzer water (think La Croix or Spindrift) or find a zero sugar cocktail mix like the ones at Jordan’s Skinny Mixes.