As for alcoholic beverages, if you follow a diet low in carbohydrates or keto, you'll want to avoid beer and sugary drinks, which are usually full of carbohydrates. "Drink strong liquor or red wine that is not very sweet," says Ax. If you prefer white wine, use a bottle that is drier and less sweet, and avoid soft drinks and fruits. Mixed drinks based on sugar. "Sugar is a form of carbohydrates and will eliminate ketosis from the body," explains Hultin. You will also want to stay hydrated by alternating water with alcohol. (Generally, a glass of water per drink is a good rule of thumb). It is also evident that you must "decrease the speed at which you are drinking, 1 drink per hour," says Ax.