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Old Mon, Mar-07-05, 20:37
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 210/200/170 Male 183 centimetres
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Location: Dublin, Ireland
Question Alcohol???

so whats the deal with this??? i've got a birthday comin up, and i've read that you're not supposed to drink any alcohol on the atkins diet because it knocks your body out of ketosis. AND I REALLY WANT TO!!!!!

any info on this would be greatly appreciated, are there any types or brands that are better than others, any that are a definite no-no??

karl
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Old Mon, Mar-07-05, 21:59
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 156/135/125 Female 5 ft 5
BF:way too much
Progress: 68%
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Okay...here goes !
If you are on induction...it throws you into a stall, and in my case, one 'fun' night caused me to gain 2 pounds BACK.
Was my fun night worth working extra hard for the next two weeks, to get back to where I had been ? Not a chance.

Be prepared...it DOES cause you to stall...and I drank low carb alcohol !

Just know what you are in for before you do it. You really have to analyze if it is worth it.
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Old Tue, Mar-08-05, 17:26
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Plan: Atkins
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ah crap, but i want to be able to do it without the consequences... it's not fair!!!!
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Old Wed, Mar-09-05, 05:45
davidm20 davidm20 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 260/238/170 Male 69.5
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Location: Kildare
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From personal experiance I didn't drink any booze during my initial 2 week induction but after that I just changed my drinking habits. I stopped drinking pints and moved over to shorts with a diet mixer. I'm sure it slowed me down in weight loss speed terms but I didn't mind as I kept loosing weight. I went to JD and Diet Coke or my new love Gin and slimline tonic.
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Old Wed, Mar-09-05, 15:47
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 249/232/196 Male 5'11
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I seem to polish off a bottle of wine now instead of cans of beer less carbs and I don't seem to feel as bloted but it does slow down weightloss its a hard fact but still a fact!
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Old Wed, Mar-09-05, 16:40
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Plan: Atkins
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deadly, i'll stick to shots with diet coke then, at least i know i won't be completely destroying what i've done so far. and at the same time i still get to be sloshed again.... it's been far too long!

oh yeah that's right, i'm dancing
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Old Wed, Mar-23-05, 08:12
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 126/5.4/105 Female 5.4
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so whats the deal with this??? i've got a birthday comin up, and i've read that you're not supposed to drink any alcohol on the atkins diet because it knocks your body out of ketosis. AND I REALLY WANT TO!!!!!

any info on this would be greatly appreciated, are there any types or brands that are better than others, any that are a definite no-no??

karl


Hi Karl,

Alcohol is defintely off limits during induction. After a few weeks I would add it back it was my downfall last time so be very carefull, instead of beer Bulmers lite might be a good alternative made with Splenda and only 1.5 g of carbs per bottle, I'll try it later down the road starting back on induction tomorrow!

Take Care,
Casso
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Old Fri, Sep-09-05, 13:11
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Plan: induction with alcohol
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holsten and satzenbrau are high alchohol low carb beers..........
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Old Sat, Sep-01-07, 20:51
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Plan: atkins
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I drink Bacardi and Diet Coke.
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Old Sun, Sep-02-07, 20:12
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Plan: Atkins (Induction)
Stats: 352.2/332.6/230 Male 74 inches
BF:43%/40%/10%
Progress: 16%
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i enjoy the finest of mixed drinks; bourbon and ice cubes. Often mistaken for less sophisticated, under 20 yr old drinks.
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Old Sun, Sep-02-07, 20:51
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Plan: ATKINS
Stats: 267/243/140 Female 66
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Progress: 39%
Location: Dreaming of the beach
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I drink diet coke and vodka with lime. The good news is, you get a little buzz quicker (or at least I do) when LC'ing. Bad news is sometimes it stalls me. Not always though. I drank Friday night and lost 3 pounds this weekend. It just depends on how often you do it I think. My metabolism it really revved up right now, I don't know why but I haven't stalled after drinking in a few weeks. Have fun!!!
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Old Sun, Jan-13-08, 14:08
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 250/232/150 Female 5 feet 8 inches
BF:35%/30%/20%
Progress: 18%
Location: Chicago, IL
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I asked the exact same ? on the American site but didn't get many replies. This is good info. Thanks
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Old Sun, Jan-13-08, 14:55
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Plan: ATKINS
Stats: 267/243/140 Female 66
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Progress: 39%
Location: Dreaming of the beach
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I have also discovered, be CAREFUL! I get sick quick if I have more than about 2 drinks. I have to really pace myself. Like 2 drinks in a 3 hour period is the max for me.
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Old Sun, Jan-13-08, 17:21
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 250/232/150 Female 5 feet 8 inches
BF:35%/30%/20%
Progress: 18%
Location: Chicago, IL
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Thanks Shy_anne,
By the way you look great. Good for you. What discipline you have.
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Old Sun, Jan-13-08, 18:22
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Plan: ATKINS
Stats: 267/243/140 Female 66
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Location: Dreaming of the beach
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Thank you. It's not really discipline though, it's Atkins. I know that sounds corny but I am a walking diet encyclopedia. I have tried all of them, and read all the books, everything. This WOL is the only thing that works for me.
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