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Drinking alcohol om a low carb diet,do you?


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Drinking alcohol om a low carb diet,do you?

zackly | Mar 16, 2014 06:48 AM

I'm a type 2 diabetic and am drastically cutting carbs from my diet to help with blood sugar control. My goal is not necessarily weight loss although I think that will happen too. I like an occasional cocktail and wine.I read this online which says it's OK in moderation:

"When it comes to alcohol itself, there’s no reason a low-carber can’t indulge. Alcohol isn’t metabolized as a carbohydrate product, and it doesn’t send your blood sugar shooting upward. (It might actually lower it.) The body sends alcohol to the liver where it becomes first in line as an active energy source rather than stored glycogen. As long as you aren’t looking to lose weight, a modest drink here or there shouldn’t make much of a difference. If you’re looking to lose weight, however, we’d suggest avoiding alcohol all together.
Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/low-ca..."

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