If you are on a keto diet you might wonder what are the keto diet alcohol drinks that you can have and which ones can you not have.
There are several different views on if alcohol and keto diet is something that is a good combination or not and if you are really strict with your diet you should probably avoid alcohol completely. If you are not so strict you could have some alcohol now and then but not on a regular basis.
The alcohol will not impact your state of ketosis but it will still impact your weight loss and your keto diet progress. Therefor if you want an optimal effect from your diet then you should not have any alcohol. The reason alcohol will impact the weight loss is that the body can not really process the alcohol in a good way so what it will do is use the alcohol as energy. While the body is using the alcohol as energy it will not be able to use fat and therefor it will reduce your fat loss.
Most alcoholic drinks contain some kind of sugar and carbohydrates but there are some that can be ranked as good keto diet alcohol. The first choice when it comes to alcohol should be strong alcohol such as pure vodka or whiskey. They contain no carbohydrates and also very little calories. As a second choice you can go for a dry wine or a light beer. However be careful since they still contain carbohydrates so you can not have too much.
Keto diet Alcohol percentage
A normal glass of wine is around 5 oz or 1,5dl and this contains close to 4 grams of carbohydrates and around 120 calories. A small glass of light beer contains around 12 oz or 3.5dl and would contain somewhere between 3 grams and 7 grams of carbohydrates and around 100 calories. If you instead would have a normal beer you would easily go over 20 grams of carbohydrates just from one glass.
If you instead drink vodka or whiskey you would from a normal 2 oz or 0.6dl glass get 0 grams of carbohydrates and around 130 calories.
In total there are some keto diet alcohol drinks that you could drink but most of them contain carbohydrates and also some calories. You therefor need to consider how serious you want to take your keto diet and try to limit the intake of alcohol while you follow a keto diet. Keto and alcohol is something that just does not mix that well together.