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Josie
10-24-2002, 04:41 PM
In a few weeks, I'm meeting an old friend and I can't promise myself I won't drink. I'm not a huge drinker, but I'll probably have a few. I don't know if I should carb up that weekend or not. Is it better to have alcohol during a carb-up or while low-carbing?

restless
10-24-2002, 04:48 PM
I think it makes a lot more sense during a refeed. Alcohol has a lot of carbs so you'll get out of ketosis anyway.

Alex.V
10-24-2002, 04:58 PM
Liquor doesn't have any carbs.

Josie
10-24-2002, 05:02 PM
I'll have a Diet Coke w/rum or vodka. I'm not much of a beer or wine drinker. ;)

Alex.V
10-24-2002, 05:04 PM
Diet coke actually goes better with gin, believe it or not.

restless
10-24-2002, 05:15 PM
Liquor has no sugar in it?

raniali
10-24-2002, 05:22 PM
alcohol itself won't kick u out of ketosis - but u are likely to become intoxicated more readily

Josie
10-24-2002, 05:27 PM
I know, after having not drank anything in over 2 months, I'm sure it will be a cheap evening. (1-2 drinks max) LOL
I never thought of DC and gin. Hmmm
I am thinking about having Vanilla Vodka & DC (my personal favorite), but if I've got room, I'll try the gin.

Frozenmoses
10-24-2002, 05:38 PM
Gin is the devil.

AJ_11
10-24-2002, 07:00 PM
Get a pint of Guiness...you be sure not to want to binge on anything after... That stuff will keep yoy full for hours...Good on a cutting diet; all you need is a pint of guiness and some whey and your on you way on having that 6 pack;)

perfecto
10-24-2002, 09:12 PM
vodka and orange juice

Shao-LiN
10-24-2002, 10:15 PM
Adios = ace.

Jack and coke is pretty cool.

perfecto
10-25-2002, 12:19 AM
or tequilla shots, you dont even have to mix em with anything and there the best

-supernatural-
10-25-2002, 02:40 AM
goon wine is it

Paul Stagg
10-25-2002, 08:03 AM
To answer the question:

Alcohol itself won't boot you out of ketosis. Too many carbs will.

So, if you must drink, dink something without carbs (or with few carbs), so avoid juice mixers, etc.

I had no trouble having a couple of beers and staying in keto land, same with martinis.

I'd be more worried about the caloric content

The_Chicken_Daddy
10-25-2002, 10:56 AM
Yup, calories will be the problem.

Not to mention that alcohol metabolism shuts of lipolysis.

But calories will be the main problem.