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2013-10-27 10:30:14 AM
Nutrasweet makes me feel hungover. I shouldn't drink too much.
 
2013-10-27 10:57:25 AM
So it's the Butt Light for classy drunks
 
2013-10-27 11:07:22 AM
How much lighter can wine get? I mean, white typically has about 2 grams of carbs per serving: red about 4-5. That's not much.
 
2013-10-27 11:55:51 AM
I've tasted this stuff.  It's foul.

It's just brand extension by one of the "Real Housewives" harpies.  There is no more quality or thought in this than there is in KISS keychains and lunchboxes.
 
2013-10-27 12:39:11 PM
I've seen "Lite Vodak"
Really?
Really.
 
2013-10-27 01:26:45 PM
Here let me fix that alcohol for you!  *pours water in it*  There, now it's lite!
 
2013-10-27 02:48:30 PM
After 36 weeks of pregnancy, I'd kill for even diet wine.
 
2013-10-27 03:12:23 PM

aevorea: After 36 weeks of pregnancy, I'd kill for even diet wine.


You should have thought of that 36 weeks ago.
 
2013-10-27 03:46:48 PM

aevorea: After 36 weeks of pregnancy, I'd kill for even diet wine.


Most doctors are fine with small glasses of wine when you are late in the pregnancy. Its very common in europe. Ask your doc.
 
2013-10-27 05:16:35 PM

Katie98_KT: aevorea: After 36 weeks of pregnancy, I'd kill for even diet wine.

Most doctors are fine with small glasses of wine when you are late in the pregnancy. Its very common in europe. Ask your doc.


Just don't do it in public because stupid people will lose their shiat...
 
2013-10-27 05:33:40 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: aevorea: After 36 weeks of pregnancy, I'd kill for even diet wine.

You should have thought of that 36 weeks ago.


Yup. Stupid women trying to get sex without penalties.


To subby: lots of drinkers are calorie conscious. I am not one of them, but I am also fat.
 
2013-10-27 05:52:45 PM

Katie98_KT: aevorea: After 36 weeks of pregnancy, I'd kill for even diet wine.

Most doctors are fine with small glasses of wine when you are late in the pregnancy. Its very common in europe. Ask your doc.


So was being a Nazi and look how that turned out
 
2013-10-27 06:19:34 PM
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^ This was published almost 50 years ago. Some things never change.
 
2013-10-27 06:22:28 PM

Katie98_KT: aevorea: After 36 weeks of pregnancy, I'd kill for even diet wine.

Most doctors are fine with small glasses of wine when you are late in the pregnancy. Its very common in europe. Ask your doc.


Pint of Guinness a week.
 
2013-10-27 07:33:43 PM
I really want to know the story behind this:

www.thegoodwineguru.com

Did someone just decide, "women like cupcakes, so let's name a wine label after them."
 
2013-10-27 08:26:32 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: aevorea: After 36 weeks of pregnancy, I'd kill for even diet wine.

You should have thought of that 36 weeks ago.


Fun fact: the start of a pregnancy is calculated from the last period, not from the date of conception.
 
2013-10-27 09:38:05 PM
Protip: If you're drinking so much wine that you need a diet version of it,  you are an alcoholic!

See also: Bud Light as the best selling beer in America.
 
2013-10-27 10:17:25 PM
Ever hear of a 'wine gut?"  Me neither...
 
2013-10-27 10:24:58 PM

blue_2501: Protip: If you're drinking so much wine that you need a diet version of it,  you are an alcoholic!

See also: Bud Light as the best selling beer in America.


How many drinks do you define as alcoholism.

This should be amusing.
 
2013-10-27 10:58:30 PM

Smackledorfer: How many drinks do you define as alcoholism.

This should be amusing.


Enough that you're seriously concerned about gaining weight from alcohol.  It's like going to a Mexican restaurant and asking for a pitcher of diet Margaritas.  Or taking your wife to a 5-star restaurant and making sure you get the low calorie sides to go with your filet mignon.

Alcohol is a social lubricant; that's all.  It's not something that you should be taking on a daily basis.
 
2013-10-27 11:22:01 PM
blue_2501:  Alcohol is a social lubricant; that's all.  It's not something that you should be taking on a daily basis.


You shut your sober whore mouth.  Hic, thud
 
2013-10-28 12:18:16 AM

thornhill: I really want to know the story behind this:

[www.thegoodwineguru.com image 850x1421]

Did someone just decide, "women like cupcakes, so let's name a wine label after them."



Pretty much yes.

They have a line of flavored vodkas, too.  Devilsfood = chocolate, chiffon =lemon, angelfood=vanilla.
 
2013-10-28 12:31:30 AM

blue_2501: It's not something that you should be taking on a daily basis.


It's fine for you on a daily basis. A red wine a day keeps the doctor away, even. Our bodies have evolved over the last few thousand years to be perfectly fine having alcohol, in reasonable amounts, as a regular part of our diet. Well, most of us anyway. Alcoholics have different brain chemistry that makes reasonable amounts impossible. It's not about the number of drinks- alcoholism is when you are addicted- that is to say, when you have a chemical dependance on alcohol.

I usually wind up having a drink every night. Beer or wine with dinner, cocktail or two in the evening, whatever. I drink more regularly than it sounds like you would be comfortable with. But I'm not an alcoholic and never will be, because whether I have one drink or 10, I can wake up the next day and choose to have none at all. My brain is wired to handle it. Yours is too. Some people's aren't.

You can drink enough to be concerned about the weight you're gaining from the various carbs in your beer (the alcohol in itself can't metabolize into fat) without being an alcoholic. It's not good for your liver, but alcoholism is not defined by the volume of drinks.
 
2013-10-28 12:48:23 AM
I tell you what...if you want to diet so much,
just drink water.

Plain water.
 
2013-10-28 01:10:23 AM

rogue49: I tell you what...if you want to diet so much,
just drink water.

Plain water.


Right. I don't care if you're worried about your weight, your alcoholism, whatever. Let me just enjoy my 5th glass of bourbon in peace and you can sit there and drink your water and be sad.
 
2013-10-28 01:34:54 AM

The Googles Do Nothing: aevorea: After 36 weeks of pregnancy, I'd kill for even diet wine.

You should have thought of that 36 weeks ago.


Love of strong drink may have led to her current situation.
 
2013-10-28 02:09:06 AM

blue_2501: Enough that you're seriously concerned about gaining weight from alcohol.


So again, how many drinks per week would make one an alcoholic?

It is a pretty simple question.

Personally I would define alcoholism not by number of drinks consumed, but by the effect drinking has on one's life, functionality, and overall happiness.  But since you seem to have a number of drinks in mind (since you have a caloric number in mind, you must have a number of drinks that lead up to that), I'd love to hear it.

But I also simply love the concept that anytime someone is consuming enough of X to consider finding a lower calorie alternative they must have a problem.  That logic is faulty from the get go.

I mean let us say your number of drinks per week is 10.  If one can shave off 100 calories per drink, that would be 1000 calories a week saved, or 52,000 a year.  If caloric usage stays the same, that is like 9 pounds a year. Most fat people didn't get that way overnight, and shaving off a 150 calories a day every day would make a significant difference. Depending on whether we apply your silly rules to mixers and the alcohol going into them, we can see a savings of maybe even 200 a drink.  That means even at five drinks a week it is significant to consider lower calorie options.
 
2013-10-28 02:51:01 AM

Stone Meadow: How much lighter can wine get? I mean, white typically has about 2 grams of carbs per serving: red about 4-5. That's not much.


I guess you could use a low-sugar grape variety like Alpenglow, harvested early, which would result in a lower alcohol and calorie content.  Not sure if it would taste very good, though.
 
2013-10-28 03:38:49 AM

Dinjiin: I guess you could use a low-sugar grape variety like Alpenglow, harvested early, which would result in a lower alcohol and calorie content.  Not sure if it would taste very good, though.


Of course it's not going to taste good, it's wine.
 
2013-10-28 06:36:00 AM

Smackledorfer: blue_2501: Protip: If you're drinking so much wine that you need a diet version of it,  you are an alcoholic!

See also: Bud Light as the best selling beer in America.

How many drinks do you define as alcoholism.

This should be amusing.


If you drink to get drunk. How many is that?
 
2013-10-28 09:21:24 AM

blue_2501: Protip: If you're drinking so much wine that you need a diet version of it,  you are an alcoholic!


So, how long did you say you've been clean and sober?
 
2013-10-28 11:30:48 AM

Betep: I've seen "Lite Vodak"
Really?
Really.

I have a friend who goes to bars and promotes the "flavor of the week" she pimps out some horrible products at times (Third Shift Beer, anybody?) among the crap she's paid to promote was a "low calorie vodak" I had to explain to her using small words that the only way to lower the calories of a distilled spirit is to lower the alcohol content I asked her "what's the proof?" it was only then she realized she was selling 30 proof vodak. I like to think that I helped her learn product knowledge but feel that she forgot what a proof was seconds after our conversation.
I must remind myself that she is paid to look hot and get dumb drunk guys to spend money on crap they would never normally buy.

 
2013-10-28 06:11:13 PM
Diet wine? You mean Everclear?
 
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