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Old 06-08-2006, 08:28 PM   #21
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Alchohol = empty calories that get turned into sugars once in your body.
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Old 06-09-2006, 10:12 AM   #22
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lemonade

Saw a 2 litre light lemonade, so I'm putting it on the shopping list to give it a try, since it's also been very hot here.

let me know mish if you like it? I like lemonade so much in the summer and adding vodka seems to add something 'special'. Hope you enjoy it.
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:07 AM   #23
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I like to mix vodka with Crystal Light. 5 calories per serving, plus the calories in vodka...not bad. I need to pick up a bottle of the Absolut Ruby Red Flavor soon. Peach Absolut rules!!!
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:07 AM   #24
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Beer is "a meal" in a can. Starches/carbs, nutrients, calories, vitamans...all that jazz.
I always heard there's a porkchop in every can.

About the dehydration thing...I always keep a big insulated mug of icewater on my nightstand. I don't know whether I breath through my mouth or what, but I wake up thirsty all the time...always have since I was a child.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:51 PM   #25
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vodka

Erik, are you talking about brand Absolut or is that Crystal Light Absolut. Since I am not familiar with either one I would like to know if you think the Absolut Red is going to be good? I believe that is a vodka. I usually buy a Russian made vodka as my brother claims more mild?

Constance, like you I am always thirsty in morning but feel it is because I sleep w/mouth open. No one has told me I snore though. Water near your bed is good idea. I would worry I would knock it over someway. I would love some cold water when I got up.
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Old 06-09-2006, 06:48 PM   #26
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Absolut Vodka, mixed with the Crystal Light, a non sugar, low caloric "Kool-Aid" type of beverage.
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:27 PM   #27
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Yes, beer has the starch because of the ingredients used in the manufacturing process. Not as much alcohol as liquor, but the starch is the main fattener.

But vodka has the sugar which can turn into fat in the body. So both of them are in the same boat. If you take a little sip of straight vodka with no ice, you will notice the sweetness that's in it.

I've been a vodka connoisseur for years. It's been my favorite liquor for a very long time. But now, I'm going to have to cut back on it and drink it only once in a while.

Pretty much, ALL liquors are fattening though. It depends on how fast it can be processed in the body or burned up. Most people after drinking don't even think about execising after drinking, so the alcohol just sits in the stomach and the sugar from it is processed into fat, which in turn, adds calories.

It makes you go to the bathroom a lot and makes you drowesy if you've had too much. This is where it works its magic, making alcohol lovers fatter than they are, or making them gain weight.

This is the main reason why diabetics are asked to curb or stop the consumption of alcohol. Because it can raise the blood's glucose level to extremely high dangerous points if it isn't done in moderation.


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Old 06-12-2006, 07:24 AM   #28
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Three Olives

Has anyone heard of this brand of vodka? Yesterday, while browsing through the liqour department, made a quick scan of the different sales that vodka had. This brand of vodka had different flavors to chose from and the one that had no flavoring was all sold out. Anyone care to share their opinion on this brand? I surely never noticed this one before. Thanks
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:48 AM   #29
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Is Vodka fattening?

It depends on whether you count calories or carbs. Yes, it contains calories, but it contains no carbs, so from a low carb diet point of view, no, it is not fattening. With the low carb way of thinking, you can also eat that pound of bacon, no problem. Just don't mix your vodka with anything that has sugar in it.

The reason you don't get headaches or hangovers as bad (or at all) is that vodka contains very few congeners, which are present in much higher quantities in darker alcohols, and apparently contribute mightily to alcohol-related discomfort.

The problem for me with vodka is it gives me gout, and seems to be the only thing that does so. I'd rather deal with a hangover.
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:12 AM   #30
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Gout

My one brother and a neighbor said there is nothing as painful as gout. Can anything be done to relieve it? They have told me they just have to endure it unt il it subsides. Does Tylenol or some kind of pain reliever help at all? Not too often I hear someone has gout. Arthritis but not gout.
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