When you are on the ketogenic diet, there are some restrictions and drinking alcohol, although not restricted is advised against. This is because it will slow down your weight loss efforts because the liver begins processing it immediately, but this disrupts the regular fat-burning process of the food you eat, which in turn, slows down your metabolism.
When drinking any type of alcohol, it’s important to drink responsibly. Never drink and drive. It’s important to be careful when drinking alcohol after being on the keto diet for a while. Your body will be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol and you may experience a more intense hangover.
If you do drink, you should only drink on very special occasions and New Year’s Eve is a holiday where many people will enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two. Be sure that you choose a low-carb alcoholic beverage.
We have put together this list of keto cocktail recipes that you can still enjoy in moderation when on a keto diet.