BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK
If you’re new to the Keto diet (or have been thinking about starting one soon!), you’ve likely mourned the loss of happy hour cocktails and drinks. But what many people don’t realize is that wine can actually fit in the diet plan. Like everything else on your Keto radar, the wine you choose to drink must be quite low in carbohydrates and you’ll need to keep an eye on naturally occurring sugars.
As a rule of thumb keto-friendly wines are nearly always dry, meaning they’re short on sugar. Find the driest wine you can and enjoy them. Believe it or not, one of the best options for Keto dieters is dry champagne or Prosecco.
Keto is basically the diet of your dreams. You can have wine (in moderation, of course) along with all the delicious foods and desserts.
What Wines Can I have on Keto?
When it comes to finding keto diet wines, your safest bet is to select DRY wines. But even wines marketed as dry can contain up to 30 grams per liter of residual sugar, so a true zero-sugar wine is hard to come by.
Here, 12 wines that are keto-diet approved and based on a 5-ounce pour.
Best Low-Carb White Wines
Calories per serving: 119 calories, carbs per serving: 2g
CHAMPAGNE or PROSECCO
Calories per serving: 95 calories, carbs per serving: 2g
Calories per serving: 124 calories, carbs per serving: 3g
Calories per serving: 120 calories, carbs per serving: 1g
Calories per serving: 123 calories, carbs per serving: 2g
Best Low-Carb Red Wines
Calories per serving: 122 calories, carbs per serving: 2.5g
Calories per serving: 120 calories, carbs per serving: 2.3g
Calories per serving: 124 calories, carbs per serving: 3.8g
Calories per serving: 122 calories, carbs per serving: 2.6g
Calories per serving: 125 calories, carbs per serving: 2.6g
Calories per serving: 120 calories, carbs per serving: 1.5g
WINE VARIETIES TO AVOID
Wines with higher alcohol levels include varieties like Pinotage, Zinfandel, Shiraz, and Grenache. They’re naturally high in sugar.
What’s more important to escape is wines with higher sweetness levels (anything above 30 g/L RS or 4.5g carbs). Here are wines to avoid:
Red or White Sangria
Keto and wine do go together if you know what choices to pick and what to avoid. Pair it with your favorite cheese, sit back and enjoy the Keto Life!
If you have questions about Keto I encourage you to book a free consult with me and we can figure it out and what is best for you. Don’t give up on Keto because of frustration, overwhelm or confusion. I can show you how to make Keto easy, simple and get the results you want.
About Michelle Borthwick: Michelle is a Keto customization expert and coach. Keto weight loss results can be improved with Coaching, Customization, Accountability, and a trusted partner to guide you every step of the way. Michelle offers private sessions, small group coaching, proven Keto diet hacks, goal setting, ongoing support and more. If you are interested in a Keto lifestyle designed to get you lasting results, book a 30-minute complimentary private coaching session online at KetoIsEasyCoach.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org