Health, Wines

You Can Drink Wine on the Keto Diet!

redandwhitetoastAll of us, I assume, want to be healthy.  And most of us, at one time or another, are watching what we eat or trying to lose a few (or more than a few) pounds.  Usually that means making sacrifices in order to accomplish those goals, and one of those sacrifices is often giving up alcohol.

It’s one thing to be grumpy because you’re cutting back on the junk food calories you usually splurge on, but giving up happy hour, having drinks at parties, or a beer while watching the game with your buddies is usually the deal breaker to many diets.  Thankfully the latest trend in dieting, the Keto Diet, allows for regular consumption of wine if you feel so inclined.  Bonus!  #GirlsGoneWine

Because the goal of the Keto diet is to throw your body into a state of “Ketosis” which makes your body burn your fat reserves for energy, you want to avoid drinking sweet wines or those with a higher residual sugar so you don’t stop your weight loss progress.

In order to maintain ketosis, while still enjoying your wine, it’s recommended that you:

  • Drink dry to very dry wines
  • Drink plenty of water to maintain proper hydration
  • Limit your daily wine consumption to no more than 2 glasses
  • Check your ketone level before and after you drink your wine to know how your body responds.  The easiest way to do this is by using keto-sticks that measure the ketone level in your urine.

Keto-Friendly wine types:

  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Sangiovese

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