Beverages That Are Keto-Friendly

by Mia Morales about a month ago in alcohol

An article about different drinks that are keto friendly

Beverages That Are Keto-Friendly
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The keto diet has become a popular choice for those looking for an effective way to lose weight. It emphasizes eating a high-fat diet with plenty of protein, while limiting carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are more easily transformed to energy, so if you eat a diet that is high in them, this will be your body's choice of fuel to burn.When you cut back on the carbs, you force your body to burn fat for energy instead. One of the biggest questions for people who decide to give the keto diet a try, is whether or not any alcohol is permitted. The good news is that there are some options that you can partake in while staying true to your new diet. It's important to read your labels to become familiar with the ingredients in the beverage of your choice, and limit the number of drinks that you have since many are still high in calories. But, if you do a little research beforehand, you can find a few tasty choices to be your new go-to drink.

Wine

Keto friendly alcohol can be easy to find, if you know what to look for. Wine is low in carbohydrates, so it can be a good choice for someone on a keto diet. Steer clear of any that are overly sweet since the high sugar content can derail your dieting efforts. Dry wines are a better choice. There are more options to choose from than ever when selecting a wine. And to make the process even easier and more convenient, you may want to consider some wine clubs to join. These clubs will select and deliver a few bottles of wine to you each month. Just answer a few questions about the types of wine that you normally enjoy, and the experts will do the shopping for you. A wine club is a great way to be introduced to a wide variety of wines that you may not otherwise think to try on your own.

Liquor

If you want to strictly adhere to your keto diet, then spirits are a good choice. Most contain no carbs at all, so you can enjoy a glass on occasion without the guilt. However, choose your mixer carefully. A shot of vodka by itself may not contain any carbohydrates, but if you mix that with a high carb juice or sugary soda, you'll hinder any results. There are better options to use for mixers. Stick to club soda, or a flavored seltzer water. They come in many flavors and add taste and carbonation without the sugar, carbs, or calories. If you are going to use a soda, try to stick to low sugar and zero calorie offering.

Beer

There is good and bad news when it comes to beer. Most traditional beers are high in carbs and the last thing you want to consume on a keto diet. But if beer is your alcoholic beverage of choice, you do have a few options to consider. Light beers have lower calories and a reduced amount of carbs, so they can be consumed in moderation.

Thankfully, the popularity of the keto diet has inspired breweries to get creative and develop new types with fewer carbs. So, if the thought of a light beer turns you off, do a little research and you may just discover a new keto-friendly favorite lager or IPA.

Embarking on a new diet is always a challenge. Changing up the way you eat can take some time. Don't try to do it all at once, as this is usually difficult to stick to long term. Give yourself time to ease into your new diet and gradually change up the food choices that you make.

You may want to first try cutting back on the amount of carbs that you consume each day, and gradually reduce them each week until you hit your goal. Or, you can eat low-carb several days out of the week. Taking an approach like this lets you get used to a new way of eating and the slow change will be something that you can adjust to and stick with.

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