If you are like most of us, because of the effects of Ketosis on your body, you may have a powerful thirst that needs your immediate attention. Of course, everyone knows that water is the best for you and is the cleanest and obviously carb-free solution, but let’s be honest, it’s not always what we crave.
Here is a list of possible alternatives that you can feel comfortable drinking, and some further down the list you should avoid. Remember to keep track of your daily / weekly carb intake to ensure a tasty beverage doesn’t go overboard and kick you out of ketosis.
As you can see, the ends of the spectrum are pretty obvious, water, coffee, and tea are good, and smoothies, milkshakes, and soft drinks are bad. However, some of the more surprising drinks are coconut water, which is actually a pretty good alternative to normal water, with only a small increase in your carb intake.
Also, if you have a sweet tooth, diet soda is a tasty alternative to regular soda. Just be aware that diet soda can also have the detrimental effect of prepping your sweet tooth and giving you cravings for other sweet foods that may not be so Keto-friendly.
Is Alcohol okay?
Alcohol can be consumed on a Keto diet. In fact, we have a great list of keto-friendly cocktails we made just for summer. However, remember again to count your carbs and be mindful of how many of these tasty beverages you consume.
Dry white and red wine are your best options for regular alcoholic beverages, as they contain the least amount of carbs. Still, for a party or a night out, beer is a poor choice generally, as it is essentially a glass of carbs, but some spirits like gin, vodka, or whiskey have no carbs at all. But, of course, they have other side effects which you want to be mindful of, as always when drinking, so always drink in moderation.
In short, be wise about your decisions, and make the few drinks you do have count, and enjoy them in moderation.