Metabolic Research Center - "Adult Beverages" on MRC plan?




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cmb9697
08-14-2009, 01:01 AM
Please don't take this the wrong way, but I am curious....
I have been on Atkins before, and on that plan I think that you can have certain adult beverages (rum, vodka, gin, etc...) because they are carb free; you just have to be cautions with your choice of your mixer (personally, I liked sprite zero with a little Bacardi Razz). The concept was that you could have a beverage (in moderation), with the understanding that your body would stop ketosis only long enough to burn the alcohol and then go right back to it.

So my question is... can you have a beverage on the MRC plan without getting a 3day setback?

I'm not planning a wild night out, just maybe a little cocktail every once in a while....

thanks for any feedback!
Carla B.


noahsmama
08-14-2009, 09:09 AM
They say no while you are on program.

lmickley
08-14-2009, 09:13 AM
Please don't take this the wrong way, but I am curious....
I have been on Atkins before, and on that plan I think that you can have certain adult beverages (rum, vodka, gin, etc...) because they are carb free; you just have to be cautions with your choice of your mixer (personally, I liked sprite zero with a little Bacardi Razz). The concept was that you could have a beverage (in moderation), with the understanding that your body would stop ketosis only long enough to burn the alcohol and then go right back to it.

So my question is... can you have a beverage on the MRC plan without getting a 3day setback?

I'm not planning a wild night out, just maybe a little cocktail every once in a while....

thanks for any feedback!
Carla B.


The plan says no, but I have done Atkins before and drank a bit and still lost. I also had a few glasses of white wine on MRC last time and still had a loss. So I guess it is up to you. You could try it and see how your body reacts. Keep us updated!


leahruthie
08-14-2009, 11:40 AM
i've been wondering about this, too. as a young'un, it's hard to go out with my bf and our friends and not have at least one cocktail, you know? i did atkins once upon a time, too, and loved drinking vodka and crystal light (seems weird, i know, but it was good!) but i'm scared to try it now. maybe i will just see if i have the fortitude to just drink a club soda...

Fifties Lady
08-14-2009, 08:17 PM
The plan says no, but I have done Atkins before and drank a bit and still lost. I also had a few glasses of white wine on MRC last time and still had a loss. So I guess it is up to you. You could try it and see how your body reacts. Keep us updated!


Let me tell all you wonderful ladies...when I get to onderland......I will call my husband and tell him to pop the cork on the wine, because I am having a glass!!!! Just one though...:?:

funshine
08-17-2009, 09:08 PM
I sure am going to miss a having a beer or two on the weekends...

Fifties Lady
08-18-2009, 12:09 AM
I sure am going to miss a having a beer or two on the weekends...


Oh Funshine....I feel your pain....Football Saturdays are just not going to be the same anymore....how will I ever survive? Not even the Sixty-Four is allowed....what a bummer!!!:(

leahruthie
08-18-2009, 10:35 AM
hah, crap, i didn't even think about football saturdays!!!

gosh this is going to be tough.

Fifties Lady
08-18-2009, 10:36 AM
hah, crap, i didn't even think about football saturdays!!!

gosh this is going to be tough.

I know...those Red Beers in frosty mugs are out!:(

leahruthie
08-18-2009, 10:46 AM
we'll have to get creative and help each other come up with good alternatives.

Fifties Lady
08-18-2009, 10:54 AM
we'll have to get creative and help each other come up with good alternatives.

I don't even think V-8 Hot and Spicy is allowed on MRC??? I mean that would help a little....(just a little) :dizzy:

funshine
08-18-2009, 02:21 PM
You think football Saturdays are bad -- there were tons of people at my house this past Saturday night for poker night. Beer and snacks galore. BUT - I refrained. How I was able to do that I have no idea!!

Fifties Lady
08-18-2009, 06:17 PM
You think football Saturdays are bad -- there were tons of people at my house this past Saturday night for poker night. Beer and snacks galore. BUT - I refrained. How I was able to do that I have no idea!!

Funshine...you are too funny....well, I hope at least you won a poker???:dizzy:

funshine
08-18-2009, 08:06 PM
Fifties Lady - I didn't win at poker, but you should have seen everyone looking at me sitting there at the table with my big water jug! :lol:

cmb9697
08-18-2009, 09:20 PM
I'm missing Tanqueray and diet tonic.... That would've been legal on Atkins.

E4FEwife
08-18-2009, 11:00 PM
ahhhhh take the berry supp, put it in the blender with some soda or water, ice cubes and a few drops of red food coloring and we should be good to go on Saturdays.

kitkat05
08-20-2009, 12:52 PM
I was told "off the record" vodka and club soda, vodka and crystal light. I'm still pretty social going out, etc. and don't think it has affected my plan.

lmickley
08-20-2009, 02:17 PM
I was told "off the record" vodka and club soda, vodka and crystal light. I'm still pretty social going out, etc. and don't think it has affected my plan.

Where you told "off the record" by your center? I would love to be able to drink something like that occasionally and not damage my plan.