Alcohol for PCOS

The Weekend has arrived and you’re ready to round up your friends and hit up your go to cocktail bar. You get there only to remember that wonder ‘what the heck am i supposed to drink? What drinks should I stay away from? You are not up to sit there and enjoy at least one alcoholic drink.

Good News! I am here to give you the rundown on what you can drink. say Good bye to that boring glass of water. . . for now. I’m going to share with you my tips on how to drink alcohol without messing up your PCOS plan.


  1.  Eat before you drink

Don’t you dare skip this tip! If you do, you’re bound for failure. And you mind as well forget the following steps.

Empty Stomach= Feeling effect of alcohol faster

Eat something with a good amount of protein and good fat. Both the fast and protein act like a defense from alcohol because fat and protein digest slower.

2.  Lucky Number 3

Make sure to stick to three drinks or less. If you stick to it. You’ll be fine. don’ forget to add a glass of water in between. If you don’t chances are you will spike up your insulin and calories.

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3.  Say NO to specialty drinks and blended drinks

These two are most likely high in calories and sugar.

Go for a light gluten-free beer, hard alcohol on the rocks( tequila, rum, vodka, gin) with soda or soda water and lime. That way you avoid the carbs and calories.

If you want more flavor, ask for a splash of juice. Just a splash(splash is key) Gin and tonic is my. . . Well was my favorite go to drink. But I discovered that tonic water has the same or more calories and carbs than a regular soda. So you’re better off sticking to soda water, diet soda, or diet tonic. Don’t be afraid to ask the bartender for a customized drink.

Here’s some tweaks to well known drinks:

Gin and Tonic:

  • 1 shot of tonic
  • club soda water
  • Squeeze of lime or lemon

Jack and Coke:

  • Whiskey
  • Diet Coke

If you’re a wine lover:

Sauvignon Blanc – A low carb Wine with 120 calories per 5 ounce glass

Pinot Noir- 122 calories per 5 ounce glass

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Michelob Ultra

Gluten- free Beers – The best Gluten-free beers


I hope this helps you. If you have any questions or would like to share you go to alcohol drinks. Comment Below.





2 thoughts on “Alcohol for PCOS”

    1. It does big time. For one,Most cocktails are very high in sugar, and women with PCOS are already insulin resistant, causing a spike in blood sugar and more fat storage. It can also change a women’s metabolism estrogen. Women with pcos already have an imbalance estrogen

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