Let’s say someone is on a very low carb diet, running on ketones, in order to lose fat. On a scale of 1 - 10, how detrimental is a little alcohol now and then. I’m talking about a moderate amount, say one glass of wine a couple days a week, and maybe 3 glasses on Saturday. I’m assuming that, even with the glass of wine, one is still under 30 grams of carbs. Does the alcohol ruin ketosis? How far will it set one back?
I’m not looking for anyone to tell me that drinking is healthy or optimal or anything like that. I know it would be better not to drink at all. But I am trying to find a diet that I can stick to for the long run, not a quick fix. I seem to do well on Low Carb diets (better mood, no carb carvings, etc…), but I also enjoy unwinding in the evening with a drink or two. It would be hard for me to give that up completely.
So, like a asked, on a scale of 1 -10, how detrimental is a couple drinks on a very low carb diet? (1 = not detrimental at all; 10 = so detrimental that it really makes the low carb diet ineffective.)