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May 2, 2012 4:32 PM
Reason I'm asking is: the nutritional info I found online for Bombay Sapphire gin has a calorie count and sodium count, but nothing else! So, is gin "carb-less", or is somebody out there hiding the truth?? Any knowledge you have or research you can point me to would be much appreciated! Thanks!

(I'm on a "30% carbs, 40% protein, 20% fat" diet right now...I've got the calories for drinking, but I'm not going to have even a glass if the carbs count is too high!)
May 2, 2012 4:34 PM
alcohol is actually a macronutrient... 7 calories per gram and the body looks at it as a poisin so before burning anything else it has to metabolize the alcohol first which is why you get drunk... technically if you follow strict macros there is no room for alcohol to fit in, otherwise if u want to count the calories you have to count them into carbs because the body needs a minimum amount of protein and fats for retaining muscle.

the less alcohol the better.
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May 2, 2012 4:35 PM
Yes, alcohols are made from yeast poop.

This is sugar, basically.

All alcohol has carbs.

Also, while yes they all tend to have a clear carb rating per serving, understand what alcohol does to your metabolism/protein synthesis etc.

PS drink whiskey, gin is for women and hipsters.
May 2, 2012 4:48 PM
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Yes, alcohols are made from yeast poop.

This is sugar, basically.

All alcohol has carbs.

Also, while yes they all tend to have a clear carb rating per serving, understand what alcohol does to your metabolism/protein synthesis etc.

PS drink whiskey, gin is for women and hipsters.


Lol! My thoughts (regarding carb content) exactly! Nice to hear a confirmation. As for your opinion: dismissed-on-sight! My manhood doesn't depend on the alcohol I drink. drinker
May 2, 2012 4:51 PM
QUOTE:

alcohol is actually a macronutrient... 7 calories per gram and the body looks at it as a poisin so before burning anything else it has to metabolize the alcohol first which is why you get drunk... technically if you follow strict macros there is no room for alcohol to fit in, otherwise if u want to count the calories you have to count them into carbs because the body needs a minimum amount of protein and fats for retaining muscle.

the less alcohol the better.


Awesome response. And of course, I agree with the last statement whole-heartedly. I'll never cut out alcohol completely, but I certainly keep it in check! Again, thanks for the info!
May 2, 2012 5:44 PM
James Bond should shoot you for your assertions, Chris. Or do you not realize that real martinis are gin? Churchill would have something to say, too.
May 2, 2012 5:48 PM
I just googled Sapphire Gin and read that it does not have any carbs.
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May 2, 2012 5:51 PM
Moderate alcohol actually has some positive health benefits, including improving insulin sensitivity and raising HDL cholesterol. Nothing wrong with having one drink a day.
May 2, 2012 5:52 PM
Now a want a gin and diet tonic with extra lime.......too bad it's only Wednesday. drinker
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May 2, 2012 5:55 PM
Also, I'm not sure the exact chemistry......but many hard-alcohols don't have any carbs because they aren't a direct byproduct of fermentation, like wine/beer. Distilled spirits are essentially all the same until after the condensing phase (except gin is distilled with the botanicals if it isn't cheap s***).

Chemist weigh in, please?
May 2, 2012 6:38 PM
I really need to know the answer to this question.

(Summer gin and tonics on the porch is right around the corner...)
May 2, 2012 6:43 PM
Hard liquors do not have any carbohydrates in them. They have alcohol. Alcohol =/= carbohydrates. Completely different macronutrients. What you mix it with may have carbs or not *cough* the tonic does *cough*.
May 2, 2012 6:59 PM
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Hard liquors do not have any carbohydrates in them. They have alcohol. Alcohol =/= carbohydrates. Completely different macronutrients. What you mix it with may have carbs or not *cough* the tonic does *cough*.


Wow, it sure does! What the heck is in there? Am I going to have to start swigging gin from the bottle instead?
May 2, 2012 7:00 PM
I'm pretty sure diet tonic water exists. You could just mix it with seltzer, but that's really not the same. Or any number of diet sodas, really.
August 15, 2014 9:13 AM
Diet tonic water does exist. Canada Dry makes one and there are NO carbs in it. Sounds like Gin and tonic will be my new favorite!
August 15, 2014 9:14 AM
Canada Dry Diet tonic water has NO carbs.
August 15, 2014 9:17 AM
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(I'm on a "30% carbs, 40% protein, 20% fat" diet right now...


=90% ....... where's the other 10%?
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August 15, 2014 9:21 AM
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(I'm on a "30% carbs, 40% protein, 20% fat" diet right now...


=90% ....... where's the other 10%?


Clearly the other 10% is for alcohol and unicorn farts. Duh.
August 15, 2014 9:22 AM
This is why straight whiskey is the best possible drink. No carbs and low cal.
August 15, 2014 9:34 AM
QUOTE:

alcohol is actually a macronutrient... 7 calories per gram and the body looks at it as a poisin so before burning anything else it has to metabolize the alcohol first which is why you get drunk... technically if you follow strict macros there is no room for alcohol to fit in, otherwise if u want to count the calories you have to count them into carbs because the body needs a minimum amount of protein and fats for retaining muscle.

the less alcohol the better.


Poisin is scary stuff.
Edited by Jacwhite22 On August 15, 2014 9:35 AM

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