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runt
03-30-2003, 04:55 PM
Accoding to a freind of mine who is doing the Atkins diet, Atkins claims that hard liquor has 0 carbs. What else would it be if it's not carbs?

bradley
03-30-2003, 04:57 PM
The alcohol itself has 7 calories per gram.

runt
03-30-2003, 05:05 PM
But don't the calories have to come from protien, fat or carbohydrates?

Isaac Wilkins
03-30-2003, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by runt
But don't the calories have to come from protien, fat or carbohydrates?

Or alcohol.


It's just not mentioned because it's only considered a staple of the diet in the South.

runt
03-30-2003, 05:19 PM
Now I get it. My friend is from Knoxville, TN.;)

aka23
03-30-2003, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by runt
But don't the calories have to come from protien, fat or carbohydrates?

Regular alcohols are not protien, fat or carbs. The body cannot used them for fuel directly. The liver first converts alcohols to compounds associated with fat and carbs. These indirect fat and carbs provide the calories. Sugar alcohols are a bit different and have ~4 cal/g (vs 7 cal/g in regular alcohols). They are often classified as carbs on nutrition labels, although chemically they are not carbs.

carolinagirl
03-30-2003, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by Borris


Or alcohol.


It's just not mentioned because it's only considered a staple of the diet in the South.

Hush your mouth, yankee boy.

Isaac Wilkins
03-30-2003, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by carolinagirl


Hush your mouth, yankee boy.

:zipit:

Or you'll do what? Crack another PBR?

:D

Berserker
03-30-2003, 09:04 PM
Actually I though the Southerns are wusses. Dry counties and sunday laws, don't take there drinking serious. Its all a matter of perspective.

PowerManDL
03-30-2003, 09:38 PM
Heh.....

You wouldn't last the night.

runt
03-31-2003, 07:57 AM
Thanks aka23.