Thanks for your question. Alcohol is a question that I receive a lot during my consultations with clients. Of course, many people like to enjoy a drink or two on the weekend or after work. Here’s what I recommend: treat alcohol like you would any other carb. If you are trying to follow a low-carb diet as an attempt to lose weight, and you’re keeping your carb count to 30 or 50g daily, then how will your alcohol fit into that “budget”.
A 5oz glass of wine = approx. 4g of carbs
A small can of regular beer = approx. 13g of carbs
An ounce of alcohol has a negligible amount of carbs if you keep your “mixer” low calorie.
As always, we recommend that you don’t “drink” your calories and focus on eating real food.