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Debspix       covtocov@hom.net 2-18-2002 08:50 AM
How many carbs are in an ounce of Burbon or Tequila so that we may have a social drink at parties or gatherings? Mixing, of course, with a sugar-free beverage.
Nina       information@locarbdiner.com 2-21-2002 8:32 PM
According to the Atkins Easy Carbohydrate Gram Counter, 1 fl. oz. of any hard liquor (whiskey, scotch, vodka, Bourbon, etc.) -- any proof -- has only a "trace" of carbs. Have fun! (But get someone else to drive you home!)
Nina again       information@locarbdiner.com 2-21-2002 9:12 PM
Here's what the Atkins Center says about alcohol. (This has been borrowed verbatim from http://atkinscenter.com/dev/helpatkins/faqs/faqbeverages.html)

"You should not drink alcohol during Induction, but you can drink moderate amounts of alcohol during the Ongoing Weight Loss, Pre-Maintenance and Lifetime Maintenance phases of the Atkins Nutritional ApproachTM. When given the choice, 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.

"Alcohol consumption may also increase yeast-related symptoms, such as bloating, gas and cravings for sweets, and can therefore interfere with weight loss. Beer, which contains yeast, probably has the most yeast-forming components of any alcohol. An occasional glass of wine or vodka is the best choice. Scotch and other grain-based spirits are more likely to promote yeast problems.

"Note: Use only mixers that contain no sugar or fruit juices. Even tonic water contains carbs and regular soda is made with sugar. Seltzer, club soda, mineral water and non-aspartame diet sodas are better alternatives."

karin       karinclown@triad.rr.com 10-2-2002 07:47 AM
speaking of yeast... in beer, etc.. i have been taking acidopholous pills everyday as a way of flushing out yeast...this should be helpful on this diet as it reduces cravings for yeast-foods/carbs. has anyone else thought of this? also my mother says taking apple cider vinegar pills has the same result as it cleans toxins from your body. i am not sure yet if this works but i am hopeful. i like to drink wine and beer and this has been the hardest thing to avoid on this diet.(i know it would be the same on any other diet) i have ordered carb blocker pills to help with that. i hope it works ! has anyone tried them yet? any success?
Becky       Becky@stanolind.com 2-2-2006 2:13 PM
What about red wines, how many carbs/glass
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