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Can You Go Into Ketosis If You Drink Alcohol?

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The Ketogenic Diet And Alcohol

Having a social life on a ketogenic diet is something that many find hard to do. There are carbs pretty much everywhere you look, and that’s especially the case when you’re in a bar. Cutting out all the beer and wine is a great start, but sticking with hard liquor is usually the best choice. Even though hard liquor is made from natural sugars, grains, potatoes, and fruits – during the fermentation and distillation process that sugar is converted into ethyl alcohol. Drinking liquor can in fact deepen your level of ketosis, but will slow weight loss down. Ingestion of alcohol has effects on liver metabolism, in which more ketones are produced as you drink more. When your liver is taking care of the alcohol you drink, it’s being converted to a triglyceride which can also positively affect the production of ketones. Be aware that many people experience a heightened level of being drunk and at a quicker rate than usual. While that may be a great thing for some, you need to be careful – especially if you’re driving. Do not drink and drive. Be very careful when on a ketogenic diet and consuming alcohol. There are plenty of people that also experience worse hangover while on a Continue reading >>

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  1. Redirish86

    So general curiosity here adhering to Keto 100% do any of you have a few Keto friendly drinks once a week? Like Diet Coke and rum or whiskey? Also how badly does this set you back or have you noticed it does?

  2. Izerian

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    This category is for discussing low carb options for Alcohol as well as science specific to alcohol metabolism by a fat adapted human.
    Good place to start. I'm on my phone else I'd elaborate more. My understanding is that zero carb alcoholic drinks are fine, if you're willing to put ketosis on pause while your body cleans out the alcohol from your blood.

    Like I said, that's my understanding.

  3. Minivanmachoman

    I used to do this and then moved to whiskey on the rocks, then to whiskey straight, then to no booze for various reasons since June 2016.
    Booze was a double edged sword for me. Good times, but I had a tendency to really eat a ton during and after. Diet cola also seems to produce an insulin response in me so I have been off that as well.
    Some people can have booze and be aok, others, like me, are hit or miss. Try it out and see what works for you! You probably already know this but take it slow on the booze, your tolerance will be way down.
    Good Luck!
    KCKO!

    Edit:grammar and spelling are hard.

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