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    Whiskey, what's the real deal here?

    Greetings everyone,

    I've seen conflicting information; some saying all alcohol is essentially carb/sugar, while some saying whiskey and such are no-carb (in the sense we are concerned about).

    1) Do distilled liquors count as carbs?
    2) Do they have any insulin spiking effects?
    2) Can they throw you out of ketosis?

    Basically I have to drink for my work, so researching what is the best way to go about said activity.

    Thanks.

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    1) Some count them as carbs, others no.
    2) No idea.
    3) I got thrown out of ketosis by spirits one night.

    One thing I don't drink is whiskey. I only drink spirits that are non-grain based, as I must be gluten-free. I have found some to be inflammatory.

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    Wait, so you have to drink for work!? Are you hiring? I think you might have my dream job

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimchiNinja View Post
    Greetings everyone,

    I've seen conflicting information; some saying all alcohol is essentially carb/sugar, while some saying whiskey and such are no-carb (in the sense we are concerned about).

    1) Do distilled liquors count as carbs?
    2) Do they have any insulin spiking effects?
    2) Can they throw you out of ketosis?

    Basically I have to drink for my work, so researching what is the best way to go about said activity.

    Thanks.
    Alchohol count as alcohol, not carbs! Pure alcohol may bring you faster and deeper into ketosis, and I suppose that it doesen't raise insulin, but I am not sure about that.

    Right now a couple of Mr. Daniels on the rocks...

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    Yep. Alcohol is not carbs, some alcoholic beverages contain sugars and carbs, but the hard liquors like gin, whiskey, vodka, tequila are carb free. The calories are from alcohol and not carbs.
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    Very interesting, and does this apply to real whisky too?

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    Ha Ha I just knew that a Scot wd. pop in here I'm sure we cd. learn a thing or two from you. There was a thread perhaps a year or so ago about this. Too short unfortunately.

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    From what I understand, ketosis or no ketosis, when you drink alcohol your liver goes to work metabolizing it immediately because it's a toxin. Granted, one that the liver renders harmless, but a toxin anyway. Like when there's too much sugar in the blood, it's toxic and the body renders it harmless using insulin. When the liver is done dealing with the alcohol, it goes back to processing other things like proteins etc. No consciousness involved, just chemistry. That's my understanding anyway...

    Oh and by the time alcohol is distilled from the mash, the mash no longer has any bearing on the product. In other words, the source material (corn, potatoes, wheat, whatever) is completely gone and only alcohol remains. That's the magic of distillation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    3) I got thrown out of ketosis by spirits one night.
    When I read that I thought you had been to a haunted nightclub.

    I've stuck to rum and whisky and its not affected my weight loss (neither has the occasional Guinness) but I only drink on a Friday evening or Saturday night. I've noticed my tolerance to alcohol has reduced as I've lost weight so maybe that's got something to do with it (I'm not drinking a lot).

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    Oh how I miss beer SO freaking much. If I could submerge myself in a nice, creamy Guinness right now I would be in heaven.

    Interesting to hear this about hard alcohol. So, you're saying whiskey and the like are actually gluten free? So, I can take back my Jameson shots? I mean, occasionally, of course
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