Keto Approved Alcohol Selections

Most people think you have to completely kick alcohol while adhering to your Keto Lifestyle. Although it is best to abstain from alcohol, there are a few exceptions that you may make according to your lifestyle and preference.

If you do drink, choose highly filtered and distilled drinks that are low in toxins such as vodka and clear alcohols. 

Why do I feel more tipsy on Keto?

Carbs are great for reducing that tipsy feeling because they help reduce blood alcohol levels. This is because the body processes glucose in things like pasta, pizza, and bread quickly, slowing down the metabolization of the alcohol. But when you’re living a ketogenic lifestyle, you have a very small amount of stored glycogen, which means that the alcohol is processed faster.

This leads to feeling tipsy or drunk much quicker, which can lead to a few other issues if you’re not fully prepared for the alcohol to hit.

Most clear liquors that are around 40 percent alcohol (vodka, whiskey, gin, scotch, brandy, rum and tequila) contain zero carbs and sugars on their own, which means they’re keto-friendly (besides the part where alcohol is metabolized in place of fats). The issue arrives if you want to mix your liquor with something to make it more palatable.

Mixing your spirits with straight water or seltzer is perfectly acceptable on keto, but tonic water (which is a bitter soda made from quinine) contains 32 to 33 grams of carbs per 12 ounces. Likewise, when you mix hard liquor with things like fruit juice, sodas, or behind-the-bar “mixers” (which are usually full of sugar), you’re opening yourself up to a lot of liquid carbs.



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