The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet used by many people to lose weight and improve health.
It typically requires careful planning so that you stick within your daily carb allotment and keep your body in ketosis. This may mean giving up sweets, snacks and other high-carb indulgences like soft drinks and alcohol.
However, there are plenty of low-carb alcoholic beverages that you can enjoy in moderation — even on a keto diet.
This article gives you the best and worst alcoholic drinks to choose on the keto diet.
Most keto diet plans recommend that people consume 20–50 grams (g) of carbs per day. Meals and drinks must fit within this daily allowance.
There is no one version of the keto diet. Some may recommend avoiding alcohol altogether due to its carb content.
Not all alcohol contains the same amount of carbs, however. Beer and drinks with a lot of sugar contain the highest amount, while spirits contain none.
Some people might choose to have an alcoholic drink if it fits within their daily allowance, while others may decide to avoid it altogether.
Another thing to remember is that the body may use energy from alcohol before using ketones from body fat. This could potentially limit the effect of the diet.
People following a keto diet to treat a medical condition, such as diabetes or epilepsy, should avoid alcohol.