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Old Thu, Feb-08-18, 11:56
CRH2016 CRH2016 is offline
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Hey everyone! What can we drink? I know the basics, but I'm a vodka and cranberry drinker and cannot stand the sweetness of Diet Cranberry juice. Any recommendations on something I can mix w/ vodka to give it a little sweetness, but also a little bitterness? I used 100% cranberry juice only b/c even the cranberry juice cocktail was just too sweet. I don't like soda water so that's out and diet sodas are also too sweet.

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Old Sun, Feb-11-18, 15:55
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I like a splash of unsweetened pomegranate or cherry juice in vodka.
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maybe enjoy a half serving or try using a cystal light product. there is a cranberry flavored one, if not this brand , a walmart brand.
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Old Tue, Nov-06-18, 18:32
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I like zero sprite and I don't think it tastes sweet at all. Add a little lemon or lime if you like.
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Old Wed, Nov-07-18, 20:09
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I sometimes have 1 oz of good, small batch gin in straight club soda and the juice of about 1/4 to 1/2 lemon. The lemon is 1 o2 2 carbs but itís not an artificial sweetener and is a fresh and flavourful drink.
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Old Thu, Nov-08-18, 12:26
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you could always use the Diet cranberry with a splash of lemon or lime to cut the sweetness
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Old Mon, Nov-26-18, 14:56
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Gin and Diet Tonic = 0 carbs
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Old Tue, Nov-27-18, 04:29
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Gin and Diet Tonic = 0 carbs

0 carbs, but not 0 calories and not 0 influence on weight loss, based on oxidative priority.

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Oxidative Priority

When ingesting a meal, the first thing to happen is your body stops adding Free Fatty Acids (FFA) Öit shuts off lipolysis, so the blood is not overloaded with fuel. Then starts processing the fuels coming in in order of oxidative priority.

First Alcohol; there is no storage capacity for it, which makes it toxic. Your body must burn it off first, so it shuts off burning other fuels, which are instead stored and lead to weight gain.

Then Ketones, if ketones are elevated by exogenous ketones or MCT oil, then your body needs to deal with that fuel before burning fat from your fat stores.

Then Protein, the bodyís building blocks for making and repairing lean body mass. If you take in excess protein (something that is hard to do) your body must burn that excess because there is little to no storage capacity for protein either. It would rather burn glucose or FFA. Glucose takes only two ATP, while gluconeogenesis from protein takes six ATP, then another two ATP to turn it into energy, so burning protein for fuel is inefficient.

Finally Carbohydrate and Fat are the bodyís preferred fuel source. Almost every cell in the body is ready to burn glucose, but the body also keeps glucose in a tight range of 70-120 mg/dl. Öor about 1 teaspoon! If you eat a massive dessert with 40 teaspoons of glucose when your body only wants 1 teaspoon, it will take a long time to use up that much sugar. So most all that fat that came with dessert will instead get stored in your fat cells while the body is dealing with the glucose to prevent damage to organs.

At last, you can burn fat when you have dealt with all these other fuels. But if you eat carbohydrate heavy meals and sugary snacks much of the day, then you may be in fat storage mode most of the day and rarely dip into your fat stores.

So a well-formulated ketogenic diet for weight loss is straight forward from this list. Donít drink alcohol or exogenous ketones, eat moderate amount of protein, limit carbohydrates as much as you can, and eat enough fat to keep your hormones happy and appetite satiated. This allows the body to use stored fat for fuel.

Keto. - Craig and Maria Emmerich


My Christmas Scrooge persona OK to maintain for me, I but cannot lose weight with alcohol or wine.

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Old Wed, Nov-28-18, 04:20
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Interesting article Janet, will keep in mind over the Holidays
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Old Thu, Nov-29-18, 15:42
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Booze kills my appetite, provides caloric energy, but stalls my weight-loss. It can also cause dehydration and water retention or bloating. Not worth it IME
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