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Trying to trim my carb intake some - not go all Atkins on that ass or nothing - just kicking the more superfluous and high-carb items out of my regular diet. The alcohol part is going to be a bit of a problem on account of I drink like prohibition starts tomorrow. Beer is a problem because I luffitsomuch. But between Mich-Ultra and Miller Lite, I should be okay there.<br><br><br><br>
However, mixed drinks... Any good ideas? EVERYTHING has carbs. Not the likker (gin, vodka, moonshine, whiskey = 0 carbs) but the mixers... No juice, no soda (diet? Blech) what the hell is "club soda" ? it has 0 carbs...<br><br><br><br>
Anywho, any Atkins-ers gone through this before? (Not that I'm Ankinsing).
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>Beer is a problem because I luffitsomuch. But between Mich-Ultra and Miller Lite, I should be okay there.</b></div>
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If you love beer so much, why are you drinking that crap? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
I don't see juice as being a bad use of carb calories, personally. Yeah, it's better to eat your fruit, but better juice than no fruit at all.
 

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Club soda...blah....seltzer water with salt. You could try some of the flavored seltzer waters as mixers? There's a couple of varieties..orange, lemon lime, wild cherry, raspberry. I don't believe any of them have sodium, etc. either.
 

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It's kind of a girl-y drink, but sometimes I have raspberry stoli w/ seltzer... it's great! You could always do vodka (plain or flavored) w/seltzer and a squeeze of lime.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by epski</i><br><br><b>If you love beer so much, why are you drinking that crap? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"></b></div>
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Sorry my beer tastes aren't hollywood. I get too paraletic to care what I'm drinking most of the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:"><br><br><br><br>
I was disapointed that tonic had so many carbs. The G-n-T is one of my faves. Oh well. I will try the club soda. Although I don't imagine I'll be willing to trade in my rocks at the bar to order it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">It's kind of a girl-y drink, but sometimes I have raspberry stoli w/ seltzer... it's great!</div>
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i enjoy the same drink . . . maybe it's a connecticut thing
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by epski</i><br><br><b>If you love beer so much, why are you drinking that crap? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
I don't see juice as being a bad use of carb calories, personally. Yeah, it's better to eat your fruit, but better juice than no fruit at all.</b></div>
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Oh please <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> ALL American beer is CRAP. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> You need to get a VB intaya.
 

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Yeah- what to do with all those beer carbs.... I think I'm getting a beer gut<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
I saw a picture of myself in a bikini at a bluegrass festival- (hey, I don't remember walking around in my bikini <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> ) and noticed I had a little bit of a belly going on there. Had the rest of me been a little more plump, it wouldn't have been noticable, but I look like....well...a skinny girl with a beer gut! Worse, I had a huge bloody mary in both hands.<br><br><br><br>
Anyhow- I just love beers. I don't like liquor at all. I don't like Lite beer, either (come on Max, dude- at least start off with a decent beer!!!)- I like the really carb loaded beers (IPA, ESB, brown ales...Goood beers)-<br><br><br><br>
I read that red wine can actually keep the fat and cholesterol down (how, I don't remember). They used the French as an example.<br><br><br><br>
Maybe you should try changing to fine red wines, Max. You could attract the more sophisticated ladies...maybe get yourself a sugar-mama.<br><br><br><br>
I've been trying to switch to wine- not bad, but it makes me silly and gives me a headache the next day... Headache or beer gut? I'll deal with the next day headache...
 

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Lemme just say as a lover of "fine beverages" myself, the old Citrus Twist Vodka with V8 Juice and a Touch of Vegan Worcestshire Sauce with Tabasco is a fine drink. Also, Ginger Ale with Vodka (a Moscow Mule for the Old Skool) is very good. Both are pretty low in calories (for booze) and although veggies are carbs they aren't as hardcore as something like bread.<br><br><br><br>
Mixing gin with club soda and a twist of lime is tasty and known as a Gin Rickey when you order one out on the town.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Quizeen</i><br><br><b>Mixing gin with club soda and a twist of lime is tasty and known as a Gin Rickey when you order one out on the town.</b></div>
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If I ever ask for a "rickey" please kick my ass.<br><br><br><br>
Miller Lite is a great beer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>Sorry my beer tastes aren't hollywood. I get too paraletic to care what I'm drinking most of the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:"></b></div>
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My beer tastes aren't all that Hollywood, either. In fact, plenty of people here drink crap like Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and Rolling Rock.<br><br><br><br>
I'm more refined like that. The better you get to know me, the more you'll come to realize that I don't fit into anyone's expectations, except maybe Cougar's.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by maddie</i><br><br><b>i enjoy the same drink . . . maybe it's a connecticut thing</b></div>
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Haha... maybe! Let me guess, you also used to drink sour apple martinis but now they're SO last year! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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How about a bloody mary (vodka, tomato juice, pepper, horseradish, vegan worcestershire if you have it)? I've never been on Atkins, so I don't know how many carbs tomato juice has specifically, but it's pretty low in calories.<br><br><br><br>
I think wine spritzers are pretty good too -- 1 part wine, 1 part club soda, served over ice.
 

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Heh, Max Power, in the interest of preserving masculinity you could ask for a gin and club soda. Much less sissified.
 

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i saw a n ad for a low carb beer in one of my bodybuilding mags. im not sure if its veggie. i'll find it later. as far as mixed drinks, i would try orange juice mixed with whatever. its not low carb, but its a serving of fruit.
 

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my dad is on the Atkins diet and he swills red wine like its no tomorrow.<br><br><br><br>
white has carbs, red doesnt.<br><br><br><br>
I'd get myself some Bonny Doone Big House Red and let the good times roll!<br><br>
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P.S. Other favorites: Rosemount Shiraz, Yellow Tail Merlot, and really any Cali wines. yum!
 

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Wine has very little carbs, red or white, although both have some. However, I'm not going down to the local watering hole and asking for a glass of cabernet.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"> Rosemout Shiraz <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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Dry wines or champagnes don´t contain any sugar (in French sec or brut), anything saying demi or semi does. Colour doesn´t say anything about the contents of sugars/carbs.
 

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American beers suck? Oh no, thefragile77, you're getting American beers confused with the crap they export. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
There are hundreds of microbrews all across the US that only sell beer locally, and naturally, take up quite a following of people who are interesting in buying locally, and not drinking crap.<br><br><br><br>
Look - A nice list - <a href="http://www.mylifeisbeer.com/beer/bottles/bottlesbycountry.php" target="_blank">My Life is Beer</a><br><br><br><br>
What an appropriate name for the website. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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