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Old 07-06-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
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Talking What's a good diet drink.....

Is there sucha drink out there that you can have when you put yourself on a low-carb diet or any diet for that matter? I love my beer and thats not going anywhere, but MIL is on it too and I want to support her as well, but what can I make her with out her feeling shes cheating herself?

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Old 07-06-2005, 09:29 AM   #2
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low-carb drinks

What does she like to drink regularly?
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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Iced Tea...I use one family size bag of Lipton or Louisianne de-caff, and one reg bag of Constant Comment per pot of tea. Then I pour into a gallon pitcher, and fill the rest of the way up with water. Serve over lots of ice with a slice of lemon or lime.

If she's a partyin' mom, Tequila Slammers are low carb. Pour a shot of tequila...rub lime on back of your hand and sprinkle with course salt. Put your hand over the top of the shot glass and slam it on the counter. (makes small bubbles)
Lick your hand, down your shot, then suck the lime.
These will get you jolly pretty fast!
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:18 PM   #4
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Water...and

sugar free Country time lemon aid is really good.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:23 PM   #5
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ya shes not much into tequila i dont think.....as for what she usually drinks....coolers, and diet coke.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:26 PM   #6
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Water. To that you can add a whole bunch of other flavors. Try adding a little lemon juice or lime juice. I also like to add some orange juice to water (maybe 50/50 on that one). Orange juice with carbonated water is very good too.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:49 PM   #7
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Low-Carb coolers

I'm like you Tan, love my beer (Miller Lite here).
But I also missed wine coolers on hot afternoons, so I found a really cheap and low-carb way to make them. (Most of the recipes I found were more like sangrias than coolers.)

However, you have to promise not to laugh.

I bought a bottle of Boone's Farm Watermelon flavor wine (doesn't that bring back a few memories for some of us?)

Mix 2 parts Boone's Farm (or any other really, really cheap flavored wine) to 5 parts Diet Sprite.

It's so refreshing! The watermelon is my favorite, followed by strawberry. The overall count in a bottle of cheap stuff is higher, but when you break it down into servings, it's very low. And a heckuva lot cheaper than your typical high-carb cooler.

And for tequila lovers, check out www.bajabob.com - their margarita mix is another "lifesaver" if you're low-carbing.
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I'm all about the sparkling waters, such as lemon perrier.
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Diet pepsi. This is the only diet drink I found to my taste.
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crystal light isn't too bad.
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