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The Best Cocktails To Drink On A Low-carb Diet

The Best Cocktails To Drink On A Low-carb Diet

There's nothing fun about cutting carbs (dear bread: I love you.), but these cocktails help curb the loss. If you're eating Keto or living that low-carb life, check out these 13 cocktails, and shake one up for your next happy hour. What's a plate of Keto tacos without a Keto margarita to match? This one uses lime juice, orange extract, and sugar substitute to give it that classic 'rita flavor. If you don't already know, now you do: LaCroix cocktails are the thing of spring. Pick your pleasure, add a splash of vodka, and stir. Need ideas? Homemade low-carb ginger syrup, lime juice, mint leaves, diet ginger ale, and vodka make this a supreme low-carb alternative for Sunday Funday. Dark rum, sugar-free ginger beer, and lime make this a perfect cocktail for a dreary spring day. Blend it with ice for a frozen treat! This cocktail is said to help nurse a hangover from the night before, thanks to the perky lemon juice. Swap your mimosa for a Corpse Reviver the next time you need some low-carb hair of the dog. This powerful elixir used to be banned in the U.S., but it's made a comeback in recent months, and is particularly great in a low-carb cocktail. Mix it with soda, or sip a little on its own. Red wine, club soda, citron vodka, berry water enhancer, and limes make this the perfect stand-in for sangria during the spring and summer months. Make a batch for your next patio session and soak up the low-carb bliss. Get the recipe from Lowcarb-ology. Continue reading >>

Drink Alcohol On Keto

Drink Alcohol On Keto

Drinking alcohol has become a big part of modern culture, as has eating carbs. But those things deserve more attention when on keto. How do you drink alcohol on the ketogenic diet? Keto and Alcohol Let’s look into the properties of alcohol. Alcohol is commonly thought of as the 4th macronutrient because it does have calories in it but gives no real energy to the body. The body has no mechanism to store alcohol endogenously because it’s still toxic. Whenever you consume alcohol, the liver will prioritize getting rid of it over everything else. Meaning, while metabolizing alcohol, the body isn’t metabolizing anything else. You’re not burning fat or producing ketones either. Do you get kicked out of ketosis when drinking alcohol? Not entirely, but it can still have some effects on your metabolism, weight loss and overall health. Alcohol While Keto But not all alcohol is created nor metabolized equally. Alcoholic beverages consist of many ingredients. Ethanol, which is the alcohol molecule, is one of them. Additionally, nearly all drinks contain some sort of a sugar compound, which determines the carb content and metabolic effects. Alcohol to avoid on keto Beer is made of barley, hops, yeast, and water. Rich in carbs. Ciders and long drinks are like alcoholic sodas. Wine has grape juice, some sweeter than others. More carbs. Cocktails and sugary mixers have soda, syrups, and juices. Flavored spirits have added sugar and more carbs. In general, the sweeter something tastes, the more carbs it has. You won’t get kicked out of ketosis by drinking a glass of wine or even two. But you will definitely do so with beer, cider, and cocktails. Those margaritas aren’t good for ketones or your waistline. Don’t eat food while drinking alcohol. Because it’s still a toxin, Continue reading >>

Alcohol On A Low Carb, Keto Diet!

Alcohol On A Low Carb, Keto Diet!

For years, I’ve read countless dieting books that prohibited me from drinking alcohol. Actually, it’s probably the first thing that many “diet gurus” say to cut out of your diet and for (somewhat) good reason. Alcohol gets a bad reputation because it’s basically empty calories. In an ideal world, sure. I’ll give up alcohol to lose weight. But let’s get serious. I’m 23 years old and I very much enjoy a tasty alcoholic beverage (or 5) and a wild night out on the town with my friends. The beauty of a ketogenic, low carb diet is that you can still enjoy yourself from time-to-time with alcohol and still lose weight! However, there are some guidelines as to what alcohols you can enjoy and those you should avoid. Liquor On average, one shot is the equivalent to about 1.5oz and for these spirits have a nutritional value of 0 carbs and roughly 64 calories. Of course, this will vary depending on how much is actually in your beverage (order a double? Double the nutritional stats). Approved spirits on a keto, low carb diet include: Vodka (Three Olives, Absolut, Grey Goose, etc.) Rum (Captain Morgan, etc) Gin (Tanqueray, Beefeater, etc) Tequila Whiskey (Jack Daniel’s, etc.) Scotch Brandy Cognac (Hennessy, etc.) Please note that these are for the original, unflavored versions. For flavored spirits (including flavored vodkas and some dark/coconut rums), always check up on nutritional information before consuming as they often contain carbohydrates. My spirit of choice is generally a nice gin (with soda water& lime) or cognac (with diet cola). I’ve been known to drink a fair share of Hennessy. Chasers & Mixers For mixing or chasing, you have many no sugar, no calorie options Diet sodas (Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Diet Ginger Ale) Soda water Diet tonic water Seltzer water Continue reading >>

List Of Keto Friendly Alcohol Drinks

List Of Keto Friendly Alcohol Drinks

The Ketogenic Diet has amazing benefits, but one of the most difficult aspects of the diet is cutting out the carbs. This also means certain alcohol drinks. However, there are still some options when it comes to keto friendly alcohol drinks. We have come up with a list of the top drinks for you to choose from: LIQUORS – Clear liquors at about 40% alcohol are safe, and are considered keto friendly. Anything that tastes sweet is not. Acceptable keto liquor includes: Vodka Tequila Gin Whiskey Rum Scotch Brandy Cognac WINES – Red Wines (5 oz. serving) Cabernet Sauvignon (our favorite: full bodied, dry and tart!): 120 calories, 3.8 carbs Pinot Noir: 121 calories, 3.4 carbs Merlot: 120 calories, 3.7 carbs White Wines (5 oz. serving) Pinot Grigio: 122 calories, 3.2 carbs Sauvignon Blanc: 122 calories, 2.7 carbs Chardonnay: 118 calories, 3.7 carbs Riesling: 118 calories, 5.5 carbs Champagne (although low in alcohol content, so you’d need to drink more): 96 calories, 1.5 carbs BEERS – Light Beers (12 oz. serving) Bud Select 55: 55 calories, 1.9 carbs MGD 64: 64 calories, 2.4 carbs Rolling Rock Green Light: 92 calories, 2.4 carbs Michelob Ultra: 95 calories, 2.6 carbs Bud Select: 99 calories, 3.1 carbs Miller Lite: 96 calories, 3.2 carbs Natural Light: 95 calories, 3.2 carbs Michelob Ultra Amber: 114 calories, 3.7 carbs Coors Light: 102 calories, 5 carbs Amstel Light: 95 calories, 5 carbs Bud Light: 110 calories, 6.6 carbs DRINK MIXERS – Seltzer water Flavored seltzer water Diet tonic water Diet flavored bubbly water Stir in some Stevia, or erythritol if you’re drinking at home! Zero-sugar drinks (e.g. Redbull Sugar-free, Bai5 sweetened with erythritol, Diet Soda, Monster) Stur (no aspartame!) Mio Water Enhancement If you are going to be drinking keto friendly alcohol Continue reading >>

Diet Soda On A Ketogenic Diet

Diet Soda On A Ketogenic Diet

You’re doing all the hard work and sticking to prepared meals. You’re in a social surrounding and your friends, family or people around are consuming Pepsi, Colas, Dr. Pepper. For one reason or another, you get the sudden urge to have some. What do you do? Of course, we’re not talking about the soda high in carbs and calories which come from sugar but is diet soda. These are plain useless and put you into glucose burning mode instantly. Who thinks that diet soda on a ketogenic diet is allowed? It can certainly aid your goal for losing fat, but the ingredients within are bound to have an impact on your body. We are going to see how impactful diet soda is in ketosis. But first, we must know exactly what is keto. What is Ketosis and Keto? The ketogenic diet is a diet used for years for treating epilepsy, managing a healthy weight, and naturally shifts your body into ketosis. Ketosis itself is a process in your body when fat is used to produce energy, rather than carbs. Ketosis isn’t harmful, unlike ketoacidosis, a medical condition that is life-threatening affecting uncontrolled type 1 diabetics. Hence, the ketogenic diet is often associated with low-carb diet, which in fact, is done to ‘force’ your body to use fat more maximally as an energy source. For what to eat see our LCHF foods for a ketogenic diet. Diet Soda and Insulin If you’re diabetic then usually you have more attention of consuming excess sugars and what foods are best for you. Some refuse to touch all soda or prefer to sweeten up with sweeteners such as aspartame or sucralose. Even though they have no calories, it is a man-made product and can have an impact on hormones and blood sugar. Although a complex process within the body, studies show a difference in gut hormones secretion when drinking Continue reading >>

Vicknet All About Sport

Vicknet All About Sport

If you want to enjoy a drink or two but aren't sure which one will fit into the keto diet, read this guide as we explain the types and brands to choose as well Alcohol. Keto and Alcohol | Important Tips and Tricks! What are the best options, and the most common mistakes? All alcoholic drinks should be consumed mindfully, but special caution must be taken drinking alcohol on keto. | See more ideas about Beverage, Desserts and Health. This also means certain alcohol drinks. 50+ Best Low-Carb Summer Drinks. Low-carb alcohol the best and the worst drinks. Let's examine the keto diet alcohol rules. Ketosis & Alcohol, what are the impacts? ... Use our free Keto calculator to find your ideal macronutrient targets! Heres a short list on what you can drink when you want to consume low-carb alcohol. Explore Penny Lewis's board "Keto (LCHF) Friendly Drinks" on Pinterest. I was at a mixer yesterday and somehow I was compelled to get an alcoholic drink. Whether its a low carb drink for breakfast, after the gym, summer or winter, Monday morning or Friday night! How to drink alcohol on keto? Infamously known as the fourth macronutrient. Paleo for almost a year, I have been doing keto for the past month and lost a nice bit of weight without any muscle. Infamously known as the fourth macronutrient. You can find the answers to all of your alcohol questions here! Staying on track during the holidays Its been said that the average American consumes a whopping 4,500 calories during the tradition Thanksgiving meal alone. With a little creativity and a few ingredients, you can have a keto drink thats healthy and absolutely delicious! ... She is passionate about keto and how it helps in so many ways. Learn what to eat and things you must follow to achieve quick and sustainable success! What ar Continue reading >>

How To Order Low Carb / Keto At Starbucks And 10 Low Carb Starbucks Copycat Recipes

How To Order Low Carb / Keto At Starbucks And 10 Low Carb Starbucks Copycat Recipes

Have you ever stood in line, gazing at their menu board and feeling a little lost as to how to order low carb / keto at Starbucks and still get something yummy? Well those days are over. This post will give you several options that will leave you feeling satisfied. Being born and raised in Washington State, just outside of Seattle, Starbucks is a staple. It is part of our landscape. It’s just something we do. I am surprised it is not used as a verb yet – like Facebooking, googling or tweeting. Friend -“Hey, what are you up to tomorrow?” Me – “Oh you know, just Starbucking” You could say that Seattle is the coffee capital of the U.S. The city of Seattle has the greatest concentration of coffee houses in the country. The original Starbucks opened in 1971 in the Pike Place Market and has been iconic to this area ever since. Have you ever tried to visit the original Starbucks during the summer? Due to Starbucks cult like following and the fact that it is at the market, there is a line through the entire store and down the side walk outside. It seems like almost everyone in the world is there at the same time. Now, it is rare to travel anywhere and not see a Starbucks. People will get up early to grab it before work. They will wait in long lines, pre-order through their app, and even fork over cash they really don’t have for a cup of that delicious bean juice. So the big question on every low carbers mind is “Do I have to give up my daily Starbucks to maintain my low carb, ketogenic lifestyle?” The answer is NO!! Well then how do you order low carb / keto at Starbucks? You just have to get creative with your ordering. Don’t be too shy to ask for exactly what you want. You are handing over your hard earned money and paying a premium to go to Starbucks, v Continue reading >>

50+ Best Low-carb Summer Drinks

50+ Best Low-carb Summer Drinks

Summer has finally arrived! To get you ready for the hot summer days, we've put together over 50 amazing drinks from the KetoDiet Blog and our favourite low-carb bloggers. These beverages will help you beat the heat of the summer season and make an excellent addition to any summer cocktail party or even a family day on the beach. 3 free diet plans to help you kickstart your diet, lose weight and get healthy Recipes, giveaways and exclusive deals delivered directly to your inbox A chance to win the KetoDiet app every week Berry & Fruit Drinks Strawberry-Basil Lemonade from DJ Foodie Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade from Sugar-Free Mom Sugar-free Berry Chia Fresca from Ditch the Carbs Raspberry Limeade from All Day I Dream About Food - my absolute favourite, I make it every summer! Mint-Lime Cooler from Paleo OMG - substitute honey with a low-carb sweetener Sugar-Free Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frozen Lemonade from Sugar-Free Mom Soda & Fizzy Drinks French Soda from Keto Adapted Tea Soda from Healthful Pursuit Low-carb Elderberry Syrup from I Breathe, I'm Hungry - use it to make elderberry soda! Sparkling Raspberry Limeade Mocktail from Low Carb Yum Shake & Lassi Low-Carb Coconut Lime Coolers from All Day I Dream About Food Orange Ginger Lassi from Low-Carb, So Simple Almond Orange Blossom Lassi from Low-Carb, So Simple Sweet Lassi from DJ Foodie Ice Tea, Coffee & More Strawberry & Lemon Infused Tea from Tasteaholics Low-Carb Sweet Tea Lemonade from All Day I Dream About Food Green Tea Lemonade from Healthful Pursuit Herbal Bulletproof Coffee from The Nourished Caveman Cold Brew Coffee with Cream from Tasteaholics Sugar-Free Vanilla Bean Frappuccino from Sugar-Free Mom Homemade Tigernut Milk from KetoDiet blog Homemade Coconut Milk from KetoDiet blog Alcoholic Drinks Froz Continue reading >>

18 Keto Snacks: Full Of Healthy Fats + Delicious

18 Keto Snacks: Full Of Healthy Fats + Delicious

A keto lifestyle can seem like a dream come true. Not only do keto diet benefits range from weight loss to cancer prevention, but it emphasizes high-fat and protein-rich foods. A diet that encourages rather than vilifies fat? Sign me up! But all fat isn’t created equal. While our bodies love healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil, a keto diet doesn’t mean just eating anything that’s high in fat — you still want good-for-you foods. My compilation of low-carb snacks is a great starting point but, if you want specific keto snacks, I’ve just got the keto recipes for you. These keto diet snacks rely on my food list and are just what you need when you find yourself hungry between meals. Whether you’re flirting with a keto diet or are already a pro, you’ll love munching on these healthy snacks. 18 Keto Snacks 1. Avocado Deviled Eggs Deviled eggs get a bad rep because they’re usually made with heaps of commercially made mayonnaise, which is loaded with canola and vegetable oils. Hello, GMOs! These deviled eggs, on the other hand, rely on benefit-rich avocado to get that creamy texture without unnecessary ingredients. With seasonings like cumin and chili powder along with fresh cilantro, you’ll love taking these on the go. 2. Blackberry Nut Fat Bombs Heart-healthy macadamia nuts make up the “crust” of these blackberry fat bombs. They’re full of coconut oil and coconut butter, plus a bit of soft cheese and blackberries for natural sweetness. With no baking required, these keto snacks are super easy to make. 3. Buffalo Keto Chicken Tenders The low-carb “breading” on these tenders produces a crispy exterior just like your favorite restaurant chicken tenders. You’ll first dip each chicken piece in an egg-and-cream wash, then dip it into seasoned alm Continue reading >>

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Whether its a low carb drink for breakfast, after the gym, summer or winter, Monday morning or Friday night! However, what is safe to drink on the ketogenic diet? By Martina Slajerova ... Alcoholic Drinks. Heres a short list on what you can drink when you want to consume low-carb alcohol. Drinking alcohol is a big part of our culture, as is eating carbs. Alcoholic Drinks. ... She is passionate about keto and how it helps in so many ways. Does Keto Diet Raise Cholesterol - Tea Detox Ingredients Does Keto Diet Raise Cholesterol Detox Cleanse For Marijuana At Walmart How To Know If Infamously known as the fourth macronutrient. All alcoholic drinks should be consumed mindfully, but special caution must be taken drinking alcohol on keto. Ketosis and Alcohol Consumption. 50+ Best Low-Carb Summer Drinks. A definitive guide to which alcohol is permitted on a low carb and keto diet. Do you want to start a low carb or ketogenic diet but don't want to completely give up alcohol? Paleo for almost a year, I have been doing keto for the past month and lost a nice bit of weight without any muscle. You can find the answers to all of your alcohol questions here! You can find the answers to all of your alcohol questions here! Weve included recipes for all our favorite low carb drinks here for you to enjoy! An comprehensive guide for beginners to get started with Keto diet. Lets be clear: all alcohol is a toxin to the body, and any form can low the production of ketones. 50+ Best Low-Carb Summer Drinks. Conclusively, you have to question yourself why you want or need to drink alcohol. The Ketogenic Diet has amazing benefits, but one of the most difficult aspects of the diet is cutting out the carbs. If you can solve that issue, and, if consuming the hard stuff doesnt hinder your progressi Continue reading >>

Top 8 Keto Supplements And 5 Functional Foods

Top 8 Keto Supplements And 5 Functional Foods

So you’ve decided to go keto and you’ve done all of your research on which foods you’ll be eating on the keto diet. But before you do your next big grocery run, you may want to consider these keto supplements too. While supplements aren’t 100% necessary on the keto diet, certain keto supplements can maximize your results by accelerating weight and fat loss and boosting your energy levels. Some keto supplements are also helpful for reducing symptoms of the keto flu and can help make the transition to a high-fat/low-carb diet much easier, especially in the early stages when you may want to give up. In addition to keto supplements, we’ll also let you know which superfoods — or ‘functional foods’ as we call them — can also be helpful on the keto diet. These foods are concentrated in essential nutrients and can further improve how you feel on the keto diet. Let’s take a look at the most popular keto supplements and the keto-approved functional foods you may also want to try. Top 8 Keto Supplements 1. Perfect Keto Perfect Keto is a powdered drink mix and keto supplement that provides your body with exogenous ketones (whereas your body produces endogenous ketones). Taking exogenous ketones provides ketone bodies for you to burn as fuel right away, whether or not you’re in ketosis. This is why some people who aren’t following a keto diet will still take ketone supplements for energy. Being made from exogenous ketones, Perfect Keto provides the same benefits that endogenous ketones naturally offer your body: long-lasting energy, improved cognitive function, athletic performance, and mental focus, fat burning, and accelerated weight loss. To be clear, exogenous ketones aren’t a replacement for the keto diet. While exogenous ketone supplements will raise Continue reading >>

What To Drink On A Keto Diet

What To Drink On A Keto Diet

We have gone through what you should eat when on a keto diet but you should not forget that many of the calories that you get into your body every day come from what you drink on a keto diet. It is sometimes easy to forget just how much carbohydrates there is in soda, milk and other things you drink. It can therefor sometimes to be hard to know what you can actually drunk on a keto diet or other low carb diets. As a simple rule that you could always start out with. Water should be your primary drink on a keto diet. Whenever you are thirsty, have a glas of water. If you need something together with your food, have a glas of water. Water is simply the base of what you should drink on a keto diet (or any other diet). If you would like some taste when drinking your water you can add a few drops of lemon, but try to avoid it if you can. One of the main advantages with water compared to drink full with carbohydrates is the health benefits. Carbonated water could also be good to drink when on a keto diet but be careful of the flavored varieties that have started to appear in recent years. Many of these contain different sweetener or fruit juice so be sure to read the ingredients before you drink it. If you previously was used to drinking different kinds of soda, it is best to quit instead of choosing light variations since they usually are sweetened with sweeteners. Sweeteners are not very beneficial for the body, and it can make it difficult to get rid of your need for other sweet things. It is better to just directly quit drinking soda instead of cutting down on it part by part. Milk contains a low amount of carbohydrates per 100g (around 5% for standard milk) so many people think it is okay to drink milk on a keto diet. however be aware that the total amount of carbohydrate Continue reading >>

20 Comforting & Delicious Low Carb Hot Drink Recipes

20 Comforting & Delicious Low Carb Hot Drink Recipes

There’s nothing more comforting than coming in from a cold winter’s day and wrapping your hands around a hot mug full of something delicious. But most hot drinks aren’t exactly diabetes-friendly, filled with sugar and carbs as they are. Here are 20 delicious low carb hot drink recipes that will warm you down to your toes without sending your blood sugar into the stratosphere. Continue reading >>

Alcohol On Keto Diet: (what You Should Drink And Avoid)

Alcohol On Keto Diet: (what You Should Drink And Avoid)

Do you want to start a low carb or ketogenic diet but don’t want to completely give up alcohol? Are you currently on this type of diet but want to find a way to indulge at the same time? Good news — we have the solution to both of these problems. You absolutely can enjoy the occasional adult beverage without undoing the progress you’ve made with your diet. You simply have to be aware of which alcoholic drinks are low or no carb and make wise choices. How Alcohol Affects Ketosis Before we get into how alcohol affects the body differently during a ketogenic diet, we’ll first explain what a ketogenic diet even is. Basically, a ketogenic diet calls for an individual to consume a very low number of carbohydrates while eating high amounts of fat and adequate amounts of protein. Normally, the body first turns carbs into glucose to use as energy. However, when a person follows a ketogenic diet, their body is forced into a state of ketosis, which means the body is instead breaking down fat cells into fatty acids and ketones that are used as energy. When alcohol is consumed during a low carb diet, the body will opt to burn it first rather than fat. This means that drinking alcohol will temporarily stall the ketosis process. If you’re drinking alcohol in moderation, this temporary stall in ketosis isn’t anything to worry about. However, if you’re drinking too much, you will hinder your weight loss goals. You don’t have to give up alcohol completely while you’re on a low carb diet. However, it is important to practice moderation while also being aware of the types of beverages you are consuming. Some alcoholic drinks are much lower in carbohydrates than others, and these will be the least likely to hinder your progress. So, what can you drink during a ketogenic di Continue reading >>

5 Keto Tips For Coffee Shop Mastery

5 Keto Tips For Coffee Shop Mastery

Specialty coffee is A Thing now. Macchiatos, cappuccinos, lattes, and frappes are all the rage. And, of course, no list of specialty coffee would be complete without mentioning the notorious pumpkin spice flavoring that goes into everything imaginable come autumn. As I’m sure most ketonians have figured out, the coffee shop is largely not your friend. All those fancy pants beverages are loaded with sugar and other ingredients that are decidedly not on the keto approved list. At the same time, as I have said before we don’t expect people to be hermits and only ever eat or drink stuff they’ve made themselves from absolute scratch. So what’s a ketonian to do at the coffee shop? The easiest and BEST answer is to order a plain coffee with a little bit of cream (preferably heavy whipping cream if the shop in question has it). But I realize that for a lot of folks that answer is not satisfactory. I can’t tell you what to order but I can give you some tips on how to navigate the tricky waters of the coffee shop. Go in Prepared Check out ingredients online, if available, and know what goes into your drink before you walk up to the counter. Most specialty drinks are made with copious amounts of milk, sugar-laden syrups, and a sugary base of some kind. And that’s before they ever bother to put in the coffee. If you know ahead of time what’s in your favorite blend, you can ask the barista to substitute or leave out unfriendly ingredients. Sugar Free Shots Are Questionable When looking at the nutrition information for the sugar free flavorings at the two most prominent coffee chains, I found that the average sugar free flavor shot is not only a minimum of 1 carb per shot (and most range in the 2-4 carb per shot range), they also contain a whole pile of questionable ing Continue reading >>

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