Can I drink alcohol on the 8WP?


This is one of the most common questions people ask when they’re contemplating quitting sugar: “Am I allowed to drink alcohol – beer, wine, champagne, spirits etc. – on the 8-Week Program?”. The assumption, of course, is that booze is full of sugar. Which is correct, sort of. But there is good news here for those who like the occasional drink.

Many people are surprised to find that wine contains minimal amounts of fructose and is okay to drink in moderation while quitting sugar. Dry spirits like gin, vodka and whiskey are also very low in fructose. 

We prefer red wine or beer as they are low in fructose. However, we recommend no more than 1 standard drink per day.


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