Can I have alcohol?

The short answer is yes (in moderation, because life’s too short…)

The long answer… Wine, prosecco, tequila, gin, vodka, and other relatively clear spirits are generally ok. You have to remember that alcohol is the most readily used energy source for the body and is absorbed very quickly. Many alcoholic drinks are very sugary, particularly liquers and flavoured drinks. The problem we have as ketoers and drinkers is that this information does not have to be displayed on the bottle. Pure distilled drinks like vodka, gin, tequila and whisky do not contain an awful lot of sugar per shot, however as previously stated, contain a lot of alcohol, therefore calories.

The best advice we can give is to avoid any beers (basically liquid bread) and try and stick to clear, unflavoured spirits with soda, or wine in moderation. The bonus is, you will find once you have been in ketosis for a while, alcohol has a disproportionate effect and you will get drunk very quickly. Beware!