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Drinks out with a curry

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Numan, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Numan

    Numan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I’m currently eating between 75 and 100g of carbs a day, on Saturday I’m going out with the guys from work for a meal, originally it was a curry and then drinks, now it seems to have changed to drinks then possibly a curry if they get round to it . I’m not a drinker anyway, but what can I drink in the pub which isn’t going to shoot carbs and calories through the roof? I have completely cut out fizzy drinks for the last 6 weeks so would like to avoid returning to them, any ideas?
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Numan, I guess you are down to soda water or tonic water as safest bets, although they are fizzy.
    I leave a straw in mine for a while to encourage the bubbles to release.
    The only other way I know of to release the bubbles is to put the drink in the microwave for a short burst.
    Whether bar staff would indulge you is anyone's guess but it cannot hurt to try!
     
  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Did you give up the fizzy drinks because you're trying to avoid artificial sweeteners, or because the fizz doesn't sit well in your tum?

    I agree with cold soda water, with ice and a slice of lime or lemon. Red wine adds calories, but doesn't add too many carbs. Spirits (particularly white ones like gin, vodka or rum) similarly so, woth soda or a sugar-free mixer.

    If you haven't had a tipple for a while, I'd suggest a bitof caution, as our tolerances can go down a bit and the effects be apparent more rapidly. If yoy fancy a drink, the for each alcoholic drink you have intersperse it with one or two non-alcoholic options.

    Enjoy!
     
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  4. Numan

    Numan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I cut the fizzy drinks out completely due to the artificial sweeteners, I never drank full fat coke, and being almost teetotal my usual drink at a pub was Diet Coke. In the last few weeks I have had coffee whilst eating out.
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No added sugar tonic water with ice and a slice people will think you are drinking gin or vodka. If you do have a curry then I am informed by my daughter who goes out with friends most weeks for a curry that having a dry one cuts the carbs. She always has a mixed grill which is a variety of grilled curried meats but no sauce and she has it with salad not rice....she is not diabetic just watches her weight
     
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    I tend to go for a gin with lots of slimline tonic, ice and a slice, but alternate with water (we alwasy get a jug on the table), I don't eat naan, rice or poppadums, just extra salad with mine.
     
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