Saturday, December 30, 2006

Ducking frunk on Old Years.

So it's time to study what we doing for the old year's. I eh know about allyuh but the Carnival Diet went out the window with Christmas...I most likely will be in the 51 for Black Velvet's party called Shine. Did that last year and had a long as I get champagne whole night I real good. In light of that , It was ironic that I would get this email this morning from my ppl at South Beach Diet about the dangers of champagne! FYI is the article....

Champagne on the Beach

If you like to ring in the New Year with a bit of bubbly, consider this advice: Different types of champagne have different amounts of sugar, so it's important to know how to find a South Beach Diet®-friendly option. Extra brut is the best choice but brut and extra-dry varieties have only a small amount of added sugar and are, therefore, acceptable second choices.

Just make sure you drink with a meal or immediately following one, since food will help slow the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream — and keep your blood sugar levels steadier (which keeps cravings at bay). After your New Year's celebration, remember that on the occasions when you do drink, Dr. Agatston advises sticking to one or two glasses of alcohol that day (beginning in Phase 2).

Once you've selected your champagne, try this festive Phase 2 champagne punch recipe:

New Year's Champagne Punch
Makes 18 one-cup servings of punch
Ingredients1 package sugar-free ruby red grapefruit drink mix 8 cups cold water 1 teaspoon sugar-free orange drink mix 2 bottles of extra brut, brut, or extra-dry champagne1 liter club soda
InstructionsFollowing the directions on the package, combine 8 cups of water with the appropriate amount of sugar-free ruby red grapefruit drink mix. Add all the other ingredients except champagne. Chill well. Pour into punch bowl and add champagne. Happy New Year!

Nutritional Information:
60 calories
0 g protein
3 g carbohydrate
0 g fiber0 g fat
0 g Cholesterol
7 mg sodium

For those who don't like champagne ..they also sent me this ...

Alcohols that are OK alone or in mixed drinks:
Vodka, Rum, Gin, Whiskey, Scotch, Bourbon, Tequila, Wine
Note: Replace sweetened mixers and sodas with their sugar-free counterparts.

Alcohols that are OK with some modifications:
Eggnog — Replace cream with skim milk or fat-free half-and-half and sugar with artificial sweetener.
Champagne — Enjoy a glass or two of the extra-brut variety over the holidays.
Christmas Punch — Make with sugar-free powdered drink mixes and extra-brut champagne.
Alcohols that should generally be avoided:
Dessert Wines, Flavored Liqueurs, Wine Coolers

Note: If you choose to drink, drink in moderation and make sure you do so during or right after a meal, since a stomach full of food will slow the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream — and keep your blood-sugar levels steadier.

So enjoy yourselves tomorrow where ever you break in the new year. And for God sakes have a designated driver , I don't need to see anymore pics of horrific accidents in my email .(Did you guys get that email from the Trincity accident?? GROSS!)


karabana01 said...

Happy Holidays CJ!!
NYE is very expensive here, min $100 just to get into a club, no meal even, outrageous, just to pose really w a bunch of strangers, fuhgettaboutit! We usually do house parties, or polish off a bottle (or 2) of champagne at home. I don't bother to "diet" during the holidays though, I cook & bake a lot & figure I'm gonna have some of it all, I mean, enjoy!!!
& my boxing is in full force in Jan!

Whats Shine like?

saucydiva said...

I too have stopped partying for Old Year's. I am going to a house lime tonight, getting there early and leaving tomorrow when the sun is up and people are much more sober on the roads. Hubby (the driver) does not drink, but it is the other drivers I worry about!

Yuh know I got that email from South Beach as well! They usually have really great tips. Diet? What diet? I had two viva puffs this morning already LOL.

Have a safe one tonight !

2007 is on the horizon!