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Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:45 am
by prsaraogi
So I'm guessing a lot of y'all completely quit drinking, however, in cases you can't avoid it, what are the best drinks / mixers to have in terms of low calorie intake, etc ?

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:21 am
by AndiMorris
Not me, I mainly workout so that I can drink ;)

It's not my type of drink, but I think something like Gin and slimline tonic has got to be pretty low calorie.

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:20 pm
by MikFotograffiti
I drink beer for the most part but have cut waaay down and I seem to have lost all my tolerance when i went Vegan! :shock:

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:00 am
by prsaraogi
Oh yea, I've realized as you get older, the tolerance levels go down and the excess calories stack up quite easily. Beer is probably the worst of the lot I suppose. So I'm just hoping to pick up a few low calorie / least harmful recipes of vodka/whiskey.

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:36 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
I like the odd drink every now and then, especially after a hard run or gym session. It's one of the few things I crave.

Favourite drinks?..

Light beer
Dark beer
Black beer
Organic beer
Micro-Brewery beer
Regular beer (if nothing else is available)
Beer

If I'm out at a restaurant I might look at the wine menu. But I'll probably order a beer.

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:43 pm
by esqinchi
+ 1 for what Andi said. I even organize my hardest training sessions on the days I drink. I like craft beers, but I can also tolerate a gin & tonic every now and then. I like Death's Door gin, which is from somewhere in Wisconsin. Fentiman's makes a great tonic water, which I've found to be essential to a solid G&T.

If neither of those are available, I'll go with a whiskey and soda water.

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:50 am
by blabbate
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:I like the odd drink every now and then, especially after a hard run or gym session. It's one of the few things I crave.

Favourite drinks?..

Light beer
Dark beer
Black beer
Organic beer
Micro-Brewery beer
Regular beer (if nothing else is available)
Beer

If I'm out at a restaurant I might look at the wine menu. But I'll probably order a beer.

+1. A tasty craft beer is a nice treat. Sometimes a red wine, but usually beer. There's just so much variety.

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:12 pm
by prsaraogi
Okay, I'm going to rephrase my question haha, if you were gearing up seriously for your summer body and couldn't afford any unwanted calories, what would be your weekend drink ?

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:32 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
prsaraogi wrote:Okay, I'm going to rephrase my question haha, if you were gearing up seriously for your summer body and couldn't afford any unwanted calories, what would be your weekend drink ?

Either a low carb beer or a spirit with soda water :wink:

But I'd be quite happy not drinking alcohol if need be; usually in the build up to an important competition or race I drop all alcohol and caffeine about eight weeks out anyway.

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:00 am
by mrbear666
jack daniels with ice drink of the gods.

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:09 pm
by Kora
prsaraogi wrote:Okay, I'm going to rephrase my question haha, if you were gearing up seriously for your summer body and couldn't afford any unwanted calories, what would be your weekend drink ?


Here's a little secret us girls know. :D You can actually buy and order low calorie drinks, booze and mixers. LOL, Most bars use a brand called Skinny Girls. I'm not sure how a guy feel about ordering that but is an option. You can also but them at the liquor store.

There also a brand called skinny mixes that I like and lower calorie alcohols like vodka.



I personally lean more toward beers an straight up liquors, but I date girls that drink mixed drinks so I know how other girls order! :)

I currently have these two in my house.. but there are different brands. I don't currently have any of the low calorie booze to show you though.. but they do make it and a lot bars carry them now.

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Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:50 pm
by esqinchi
Whiskey, neat, water back. Double down on the water. Eat something hearty, and healthy prior to drinking. Then you won't fill up on garbage once you're sauced. But... If you're training for a competition, and having a few drinks on the weekend, my guess is that you can barely make it past three drinks before wanting to crawl in bed anyhow!

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:31 am
by prsaraogi
Kora wrote:
Most bars use a brand called Skinny Girls. I'm not sure how a guy feel about ordering that but is an option. You can also but them at the liquor store.


Yeah I'm probably not going to order that at the bar haha but I might try it out at home.

Thanks for the replies :)

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:30 am
by blabbate
Kora wrote:Here's a little secret us girls know. :D You can actually buy and order low calorie drinks, booze and mixers. LOL, Most bars use a brand called Skinny Girls. I'm not sure how a guy feel about ordering that but is an option. You can also but them at the liquor store.

There also a brand called skinny mixes that I like and lower calorie alcohols like vodka.


The SkinnyGirl stuff is generally just low-quality liquor and low-sugar mixers instead of the standard sweet stuff. They've been beaten up for false advertising in the past, too. You're better off making your own or just ordering carefully.

As for liquors, ABV is the defining factor, not the type of liquor. The difference in calories between vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, etc of equivalent proof is negligible.

Re: Thoughts on Alcohol

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:30 am
by Kora
blabbate wrote:
Kora wrote:Here's a little secret us girls know. :D You can actually buy and order low calorie drinks, booze and mixers. LOL, Most bars use a brand called Skinny Girls. I'm not sure how a guy feel about ordering that but is an option. You can also but them at the liquor store.

There also a brand called skinny mixes that I like and lower calorie alcohols like vodka.


The SkinnyGirl stuff is generally just low-quality liquor and low-sugar mixers instead of the standard sweet stuff. They've been beaten up for false advertising in the past, too. You're better off making your own or just ordering carefully.

As for liquors, ABV is the defining factor, not the type of liquor. The difference in calories between vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, etc of equivalent proof is negligible.


Hell I would drink kool aid from Jim Jones if I thought it had booze it and I get my calorie in my day.