So you probably already know what food you should and shouldn’t eat while on the Keto diet. But knowing what you can and can’t drink is important too.
So to help you out, I’ve gathered some drinks that you should never have on the Keto diet. These are beverages that’ll mess up your diet plan and contribute to weight gain. This list will help you to make the right choices and get you toward your fitness goals. So check them out and feel free to let me know what you think in the comments down below!
Though milkshakes are delicious, they’re made with milk, whipped cream, and ice cream which are all high in calories. Also, they’re filled with sugar with is horrible for your body. So make sure to stay away from these sweet desserts while on the Keto diet.
If you’re thinking of having a glass of wine to relax and have a good time on the weekend, then you might want to consider skipping it. Especially with sweet wines, they’re full of sugar and calories. They can slow down your weight loss and mess up your Keto diet.
Usually made with espresso and steamed milk, lattes are full of calories and sugar. And they aren’t going to help you get where you want to go.
So instead of ordering a latte, try coffee black or with minimal almond milk.
While they’re called diet sodas, these drinks are something you should never have on an actual diet. They use artificial sweeteners that promote weight gain. These drinks slow down your metabolism and increase blood sugar levels, fat, and can possibly trigger diabetes.
This one sound obvious and a given, but it’s a common drink many like to have with a meal. And while on the Keto diet, you should make sure you’re staying far away from beer. Since you’re following a low-carb diet, your glycogen will be depleted and your body will be running on the fat you have instead of glucose you get from drinks and food.
But if you drink alcohol, it’ll be metabolized by the liver much faster than someone with high glycogen levels to burn through. This means you’ll convert less fatty acids into ketones, resulting in less fat being burned in the process.
Just like with the above tip, cocktails shouldn’t be consumed as well. Many of the added ingredients have a high sugar content like simple syrups, juices, and additives.
Whether it’s from a restaurant or you get it from a convenience store, iced tea is a bad idea while on the Keto diet. This product is most likely sweetened with an artificial sweetener that will make you gain weight. So try brewing your own green tea at home and add in some freshly squeezed lemon to cut the bitterness. This will help you save money and lose weight.
Sport and Energy Drinks
Both of these drinks contain caffeine and sugar that that are horrible for your body. They can lead to weight gain and cause dental problems as well. So instead, do yourself a favor and drink a glass of ice-cold water as an alternative.
Many think that smoothies made from fruit and/or vegetables are a good meal while on the Keto diet. However, fruit should be eaten in very small amounts since they’re high in sugar and sometimes carbs.
Known as a good source of calcium and protein, skim milk should be avoided while on the Keto diet. The fat content of skim milk is generally around 3.2 %, and contains slightly under 8 grams of both fat and protein and about 12 grams of sugar per one cup serving, making it a poor choice.
Aside from focusing on the right food choices, drinks also play a huge role in the Keto diet. Some can improve your health but others are high in sugar and will only make you gain weight. So make sure to stay away from any drink on this list and you’ll be good to go!
Now if you have any questions, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to hear about them!