I’ve done a little research and it seems like most are saying that low carb like dry wine or clear spirits is ok in moderation. Which doesn’t seem right because I’ve always been under the assumption that alcohol of any kind was horrible on bg due to alcohol sugars or something. This may be another instance of me needing to retrain my brain about what I THINK I know which is why I’m coming to you guys.
Not having alcohol hasn’t been an issue for me thus far. I dont crave it or anything. Before keto I’d drink occasionally. Glass of wine a couple times a week. Margarita at the Mexican restaurant etc. Nothing crazy. But I haven’t had any alcohol at all since starting keto.
The issue is that I am supposed to go to a birthday party in about a week. The type of party where drinking is just sort of expected if that makes since … hell they are having it at a bar. Plus I’d really like to just enjoy myself while there without worrying about keto. I’ve kinda been obsessing about it trying to soak up everything I can to make sure I dont sabotage myself lately.
At that point I will be only 19 days on keto. I have maintained a state of ketosis since day 2 (according to pee strips) . I know I wont have reached the point of fat adaptation by then, it’s just too soon.
If I go to this party and have, say a vodka martini extra dirty (which is a drink I enjoy) is there a chance that this is going to set me back to the point of having to start completely over? I dont want to lose whatever progress I’ve made toward becoming fat adapted. I guess I just feel like if I were further along in the process a slip up wouldn’t be as big of a deal as it is in the beginning. (Which may also be incorrect) But I also dont want to miss out on something I enjoy just because I dont fully understand the science of it.
I swear I’m not looking for validation for making a poor choice or anything like that. I haven’t yet decided how I am going to handle this situation. Being able to enjoy this occasion by having a drink with friends would be awesome but not if it is gonna kick me back to the very beginning. I’ve come too far and am too committed for that.