I know…I know! This is like trying to talk about bananas and the keto diet. It’s controversial…I get it! The truth is you can have alcohol on the keto diet and still lose weight, BUT it has to be in moderation.
Regardless of how controversial the keto diet and alcohol are…we are going to talk about it anyway.
Ok…do you guys drink alcohol on keto? It’s a big discussion! We weren’t going to talk about this, but there was such a big discussion in our group, Low Carb Inspirations. If you’re part of the group, you saw that there was a ton of comments.
I don’t drink very much, but every now and then I like to have an acholic beverage…yes I said it! I have been on the keto diet for nearly 4 years and I occasionally like to enjoy an adult beverage with my husband (who is on keto too!)
It’s usually on a Sunday when we are just relaxing and catching up. I like Crook and Marker Pineapple and he likes Truly Watermelon Kiwi. For my husband to switch to seltzers was a big deal…he basically could have been a stockholder in the Miller Lite franchise.
With arthritis, other joint pains, and him joining me on this keto journey, he stepped away from the hops and barley. Since he made the transition on keto and seltzers, his pain has decreased a ton! He still has pain, but it has drastically reduced since he switched to enjoying the occasional seltzer at social gatherings or with me.
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If you are going to have alcohol on keto, you do have to be pretty careful. You have to make sure to stay away from the sugary alcohols. These will stall your weight loss and take you out of ketosis.
Let me tell you also if you are just starting keto and you are not used to drinking, you will likely get messed up quickly, especially on an empty stomach. Whatever the amount you used to drink before you’ll probably not even come close to drinking, by about half of that.
I don’t know why, but you will get that feeling of intoxication a lot faster, especially if you’re on keto. I know I can usually throw down maybe two and if I push it three, but that’s it. To be honest, one is totally perfect for me and I don’t drink very often.
Keto Diet and Alcohol Options
Some keto-friendly alcohol options to enjoy include:
- straight konjac, whiskey, vodka, brandy, bourbon, rum, scotch, tequila, or gin (these can be over ice or as a shot)
- keto-ritas (Soda water or sparkling water with the juice of a lime, a shot of tequila over ice in a salted rim glass)
- Wine from Dry Farm Wines
- tequila on the rocks with a slice of lime
- vodka, soda, and fresh lime
- dry martini with three olives
- gin with a splash of lemon juice topped with brut
- skinny syrups with vodka and seltzer water
- Michelob Ultra Lite lime with prickly pear
- Truly Seltzers
- Champagne or Sparkling wine
- Bud Light Seltzers
- Crook and Marker Seltzers
- lemon rum with a squeeze of lemon
- vodka with water & MIO flavor enhancer
- gin and tonic
- whiskey and water
- whiskey with Zevia ginger ale
- vodka and Pepsi zero
- La Croix and vodka
- Corona Hard Seltzer
- no sugar cranberry and vodka
- vodka club soda splash of cranberry or champagne
- pickle juice martinis
- white rum, club soda, and lime
- Corona Premier with a lime
- White Claw Hard Seltzers
- Bud Select 55
- Shiner Straight Shooter
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