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About carbs in alcohol. Your body needs both carbohydrates and fat to obtain energy. Your body for energy will use carbohydrates before fat.

BUT

When alcohol is available the body burns carbs alcohol for fuel. So when it is burning alcohol, your body will NOT burn fat!

This does not stop weight loss; it simply postpones it and you immediately get back into lipolysis or Atkins Induction Phase 1.

Alcohol Atkins diet consumption may increase yeast-related symptoms in some people and interfere with weight loss. If it does not slow your weight loss, an occasional glass of wine is acceptable once you are out of Induction so long as you count the carbohydrates in your daily tally.

Spirts such as Scotch, rye, vodka and gin are acceptable, but DO NOT mix with juice, tonic water or non-diet soda, all which contain sugar.

Saltzer, diet tonic and non-aspartame diet soda mixers are permitted.

If you have added alcohol to your regimen and suddenly stop losing weight, end your alcohol intake!

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Alcohol Carbs Table

Carbs In Alcohol Portion
350 ml Beer
30 ml Brandy, 86 proof
115 ml Red wine
30 ml Rum, 80 proof
30 ml Tequila, 80 proof
30 ml Vodka, 80 proof
115 ml White wine, medium

Total Carbs
13.2
0.0
2.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.9

"Digestible" Carbs
12.5
0.0
2.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.9

Net Carbs or "Digestible" Carbs – count only these carbs when doing Atkins diet!

Net Carbs or "Digestible" carbs are the total carbohydrate content minus the fibre content. The Net Carbs number reflects the grams of carbs that are said to significantly impact blood sugar level and therefore are the only carbs needed to count when doing Atkins Diet Plan.

So...if the item has 10 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fiber is listed below it, you can count 7 grams in your daily allotment.

Carbs – Fiber = Net Carbs or "Digestible" carbs


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