Staying the Course in a Sea of Carbs

It's the party of the year - Good friends, Great food, Big Game... Hell, even the commercials are entertaining!

And, here you are. You've done so well sticking with that New Year's Resolution. You're looking good, feeling good, and don't want to blow it.

But, you want to party.

Well, you can... kind of...

At least, there are ways to mitigate any potential fall.

 

Alcohol

Your best bet? Don't drink it. Drink Seltzer Water instead. But, if you're gonna...

 

Pure forms of alcohol like whiskey, gin, tequila, rum and vodka are free of carbs.

These beverages can be drunk straight or combined with low-carb mixers for more flavor.

Wine and light varieties of beer are also relatively low in carbs — usually 3–4 grams per serving.

Here is how the drinks stack up:

Type of alcohol Serving size Carb content
Rum 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Vodka 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Gin 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Tequila 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Whiskey 1.5 ounces (44 ml) 0 grams
Red wine 5 ounces (148 ml) 3–4 grams
White wine 5 ounces (148 ml) 3–4 grams
Light beer 12 ounces (355 ml) 3 grams

 

If you're going to drink beer, here's a good breakdown of how it impacts low carb diets: 20+ Low-Carb Beers That Won’t Sabotage Your Keto Diet

 

                                                 

 

Food

Food is actually the easier end of party temptations to resist for low carb diets. Why? Because we can eat those burgers and sausages!

A few easy twists or alterations to Old Time favorites, and you are golden. Instead of dipping tortilla chips in that salsa or guac, use Pork Rinds (I actually like it better anyway.) Veggie plates, Salted cucumber chips... There is no shortage of healthy party food options. It depends on how much effort you want to put into it.

Below are links to some of the best, and most decadent, easily made, low carb snack recipes you could want:

BAKED OR GRILLED BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO POPPERS

MY SAVORY BREAKFAST MEATBALLS

MINI PEPPERONI PIZZA BITES

Easy Healthy Baked Blooming Onion Recipe

Mango Madness Guacamole (This is Great with Pork Rinds or Plantain Chips!)

TAHINI-GLAZED CHICKEN WINGS

PALEO CORN DOG MUFFINS

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS

BABY PIZZA BITES

PALEO DIPPING CHIPS- LOW CARB & PALEO CHIPS

 

See aslo: Paleo/Keto "Cheating" Without Cheating

 

Being healthy doesn't mean the end of fun in your life. And, it certainly doesn't mean the end of good food and drink! You just have to tweak things a little. Try a couple of these recipes. Drink cold Seltzer Water. You'll have as much fun as everyone else, and feel even better the next day!

Chiefs by 4.

 

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