You should not drink alcohol during the weight loss program (normally the first four weeks) but you can drink moderate amounts afterwards. Your body will burn alcohol for energy before it burns fat. But alcohol does not act as a carbohydrate so it will not interfere with burning fat in the same way that sugars and other carbohydrates do, although it can still interfere with weight loss if you have more than one or two drinks. An occasional glass of wine (dry) or vodka is the best choice. Alcohol may also increase yeast related symptoms, such as bloating, gas and craving for sweets, and can therefore interfere with weight loss in those who are yeast sensitive. Beer and other grain-based spirits, which contain yeast, are more likely to promote yeast problems. If it does not slow your weight loss, an occasional glass of wine is acceptable once you the weight loss program. 120ml dry wine contains about 2.4 grams carbohydrates. If you have added alcohol to your diet and suddenly stop losing weight, discontinue your alcohol intake.