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Alcohol and ketosis
Some information I thought I'd share on alcohol. Found this on a keto website
Provided you have no medical conditions that would otherwise prohibit it, it’s perfectly fine to drink in moderation while you’re low-carbing it. BUT, you have to be aware of the carb and calorie counts of whatever you’re drinking!
Bear in mind that alcohol IS caloric. Your body has no mechanism to store the energy in alcohol, so you will metabolize the calories in alcohol before any other energy sources. That means that while your body is metabolizing alcohol, it is NOT metabolizing fat. Consuming alcohol will not knock you out of keto, but it will delay the results.
UNSWEETENED Vodka, rum, gin, tequila, whiskey, scotch, brandy, cognac (80 proof): 0g carbs, 64 calories PER OUNCE. A shot/jigger is 1.5 oz, or 96 calories.
Mix any of the above with water, club soda, or diet soda to keep the 0g carbs. Tonic contains sugar and carbs! Martini lovers: be advised that dry vermouth contains carbs, so order ‘em extra dry. The few drops probably won’t hurt.
Liquers, like amaretto, Jagermeister, Grand Marnier, curacao, cordials, sweet vermouth, limoncello, etc (basically anything sweet) contain sugars. Not always drank on their own, but they frequently sneak their way into cocktails.
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Diet: Low Carb
Start Date: 1 sept 2012
Start Weight: 14st1.4lb
Current Weight: 11st4.4lb
Goal Weight: 10st7lb
Goal Date: 14 Feb 2013
Start BMI: 30.9
Current BMI: 24.8
Goal BMI: 23
Total Weight Loss: 2st11lb
Weight to Lose: 0st11.4lb
% Lost 19.76%
I've also managed to keep wine as part of my low carb lifestyle although I try to avoid during the week and just have at weekends
Everyone needs to work out their own plan - I used to have some burgen bread for breakfast - and although it didn't effect weight loss it did make me HUNGRY which was tricky. So now I don't bother
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------ Atkins (Induction+OWL+Pre-Maintenance), Jan - Dec 2011, Total 30 kg gone Started: 112kg BMI 37.5, Achieved: 82kg BMI 27.6
Jan-March -13.4kg, April-June -6.0kg, July-Sep -6.1kg, Oct-Dec -4.1kg 2012
Jan -1.9 kg hit GOAL - 80kg, 5 stone lost Atkins Maintenance
Feb-Apr -3.2kg, May-July -0.8kg, Aug-Oct -1 kg, Nov-Dec +2ish (Xmas!) 2013
Jan-Feb -2ish kg, back to maintenance weight
My Weightloss Journey: http://www.minimins.com/atkins-diet-diaries/183254-kat1es-diary http://www.minimins.com/success-stor...tone-gone.html
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