- July 4, 2018 at 9:12 am #24748
Is it possible to be on LFLC, drink alcohol and still loose weight.July 4, 2018 at 9:28 am #24792
I’m Patricia – Nutritionist at LFLC.
Thanks for your question. Alcohol is a question that I receive a lot during my consultations with clients. Of course, many people like to enjoy a drink or two on the weekend or after work. Here’s what I recommend: treat alcohol like you would any other carb. If you are trying to follow a low-carb diet as an attempt to lose weight, and you’re keeping your carb count to 30 or 50g daily, then how will your alcohol fit into that “budget”.
A 5oz glass of wine = approx. 4g of carbs
A small can of regular beer = approx. 13g of carbs
An ounce of alcohol has a negligible amount of carbs if you keep your “mixer” low calorie.
As always, we recommend that you don’t “drink” your calories and focus on eating real food.
Let me know if you have further questions!September 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm #28230
I know that the “Drinking Man’s Diet from many years ago was basically a low-carb diet. The take on that is the same.
Limit alcohol to hard white spirits (vodka, gin, rum). No more than 2 drinks per day (2 ounces). No mixers with sugars or high carbs.
That cuts out all fruit juices and soft drinks. Unless you think Aspartame is a good thing. That pretty much leaves you with water and soda water. If you can find Fresca that does not taste too bad as a mixer. You may have to just get used to it.
FYI…Tonic Water is loaded with carbs, even though it does not taste like it.
Cheers and Bottoms Up!
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