Welcome back and thanks for joining me on another post. I’m away at the moment and one thing most of us want to do when we are on holiday is eat, drink and enjoy ourselves!!
Just because you’ve decided to follow a low carb or keto lifestyle now that doesn’t change for you. But it does mean that you have to be more prepared than most when it come to meal planning. I’ll be covering sticking to a low carb or keto lifestyle when you eat out or are traveling in a later post so keep an eye out for that!
But today we are going to cover drinking on a low carb or keto diet. So we’ve already covered some basics on what to drink when you are following a low carb or keto lifestyle, with those being water, tea & coffee (with no sugar) if you do need milk in these go for full fat milk or full fat cream if you prefer. Alternatively you could use almond or coconut milk as well, I generally switch between the two. If you feel like you need something sweet to drink try a berry herbal tea, sometimes that can hit the spot and satisfy your craving.
What if I want to drink something else?!
Obviously not everyone only wants to drink water, tea or coffee all the time so I’ve put together a quick list of other drinks you can have. Personally I wouldn’t recommend adding these into your diet for at least the first 30days that you start following the low carb way of eating, especially if you are going to be drinking alcohol as any alcohol consumption can slow down your weight loss.
Many people find it hard to socialize when they start following a low carb or keto lifestyle, after all when you get together with friends you are usually meeting for a drink to catch up!
Below is a really quick list of what you can drink if your following a low carb or keto diet:
- Wine – Dry red or white wine and unflavoured/unsweetened champagne are the best wines to stick to as they are low carb. Keep in mind that anything else will be on the sweeter side and will probably have carb or sugar contents which will push you’re net carbs up.
- Liquor – Whiskey, gin, vodka & tequila. If the liquor is unflavoured or unsweetened it will have zero net carbs, but most mixers and liqueurs will have carbs so be careful. I’ll put a list of mixers below
- Beer – I’m not a massive beer drinker, but generally speaking beer tends to be quite high in its carb content, that being said lighter beers will probably be the better option. But be sure to check the nutritional information first!
Most sugar free drinks will be fine, as well as a few other additions it will be things like the following:
- Diet soda
- Sparkling water
- Diet energy drinks
- Diet carbonised water
- Water enhancers
All of these can be used as low carb mixers however some of them may contain sweeteners that have a carb content. The best sweeteners to go for it you’re able to are Truvia or Stevia.
So there you have it a quick list of sneaky drinks you can add into your lifestyle to give you that hit of sweetness or the lovely warmth of booze haha. Enjoy guys!
As I mentioned at the start of the blog I’m away at the moment so I will be doing another post on a few tips and tricks to use when you are traveling / having to eat out on a low carb or keto diet. Keep an eye out for that one next time!
See you there!