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Old 05-25-2013, 05:32 AM   #12
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WOE: HCG-2, Juicing & LC
Start Date: May 2013 (restart)
I drink both red and white wine several times a week with no ill effects. I lose much better when I don't imbibe, so during a concerted weight loss effort (like right now) I completely abstain. There used to be a LC diet called "the Drinking Man's Diet" back in the '60s. I think it was under 60 gram whole carbs and allowed an alcoholic drink at every meal. It pre-dated Atkins. That's what got me started with LC lo those many years ago.
Hmm. I just looked it up to make sure I had the name right and it's apparently making a comeback. Interesting how things cycle around.

Here's a sample menu from the Forbes website, where I found the article:

Drinking Man's Diet: Sample Menu
(With grams of carbohydrate)

Menu planning, the Dean Martin way!


1/4 cantaloupe or 4 ounces of tomato juice (5)
Ham or bacon, 2 slices (0)
Egg, fried, boiled or poached (trace)
Coffee or tea (0)


Dry martini or whiskey and soda, if desired (trace)
Broiled fish or steak or roast chicken (0)
2 glasses dry wine, if you wish (trace)
Green beans or asparagus (1)
Lettuce and tomato salad with French or Roquefort dressing (4)
Coffee or tea (0)


Martinis or highballs, if you desire (trace)
Hors d'oeuvres of 2 stalks of celery stuffed with pâté (5)
Shrimp cocktail (4)
Beef, pork, lamb, veal chicken or turkey (0)
Green beans, 1 cup, brussels sprouts, 1/2 cup, or cauliflower, 1 cup (6)
2 glasses dry wine (trace)
1/2 avocado with French dressing (8)
Cheese: Roquefort, Camembert, Swiss or cheddar (trace)
Coffee or tea (0)
Brandy (trace)

Total grams of carbohydrate: 33

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