Low Carb Frequently Asked Questions - Thin Ice




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Realcheeky
01-23-2004, 10:24 PM
Has anyone tried Thin Ice? It's a malt beverage that's only 1g carb. Does anyone know where I can get it? I live in the Chicago area.


Thanks,

Real


Ruthxxx
01-24-2004, 05:30 PM
It's a beer? What is the nutritional content? ....just asking for a friend, of course! :rofl:
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Whoops! Just checked!
OMG! It's made by Molson, a Canadian company! Wouldn't you know it.
Do an advanced google search with all key words "beer thin ice locations" to find a supplier near you.

Nutritional count looks good - unless there are sugar alcohols.

Making a note for summer - if we ever get summer!

StarPrincess
01-24-2004, 11:31 PM
Tried it. Have it in the fridge. LOVE IT!!! It's very similar to Zima or Schmirnoff Ice and tastes wonderful! They use Splenda to sweeten it so it's a true 1 carb per bottle. (none of that sugar alcohol crap!) Go to www.drinkthinice.com and there's a link so you can see if they distribute in your state


hippychick77
02-25-2004, 01:09 PM
Very cool find! I will have to pick some up for this weekend.

Is there anything wrong with LC beer, such a Michilobe (sp?) Ultra? I realize there is no nutritional content but will it hurt the scale?

What about other alchohol? Bacardi has a new commercial urging people to drink Bacardi with diet soda, claiming no carbs. I remember when I first did Atkins back in my college days I took shots every weekend and dropped 30 pounds in three weeks. I don't drink hard liquor much anymore, but it is still "nice to know"

Thanks!

StarPrincess
02-25-2004, 01:56 PM
There are no carbs in distilled alcohol. So brandy, scotch, gin, vodka, whisky, rum, tequila - all no carbs. If you get flavored stuff like Malibu rum, there's tons of sugar there.

The only real reason to be wary of alcohol (not that I'm a good example) is that it slows you down. Our bodies will burn alcohol before any other fuel. So when you have a drink, your body will stop burning fat long enough to burn off the alcohol.

hippychick77
02-25-2004, 02:49 PM
Great, thanks! I'll pass the info off to my fiance too. He likes to drink brandy.

I guess it's not bad if you have an occassional drink.

Designinsperations
02-25-2004, 02:52 PM
LOL,
when you said Malt I was thinking chocolate not beer...lol

lady_adnerb
02-25-2004, 07:55 PM
Did someone say malt?? :lol: J/K. I'm actually doing ok (today). Taking it one day at a time!!