Low-Carb Cocktails: Delicious Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Beverages for All Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyles

Low-Carb Cocktails: Delicious Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Beverages for All Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyles

by Douglas J. Markham


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Are you maintaining a low-carb diet? Trying to cut your sugar intake? Or just trying to watch your weight...and still have fun? Look no further than this one-of-a-kind guidebook by famed low-carb guru Dr. Douglas Markham. Here you'll find a dazzling array of innovative recipes for easy-to-prepare, mouth-watering, low-carbohydrate cocktails and delicious high-protein snacks. You'll also discover:
  • the safest, most effective way to follow a low-carb lifestyle in social circles
  • how the kind of alcohol you ingest affects your brain and your body
  • how to drink responsibly
  • the preferred liquors, wines, and beers for stocking your bar
  • sugar-free mixers, garnishes, and other ingredients to have on hand
  • the nonalcoholic equivalents of today's most popular cocktails
  • which low-carb protein-rich snacks can slow the absorption of alcohol

...and much more. Let Low-Carb Cocktails help you raise a glass to easy spirits, improved drinking habits, and a healthy, balanced life. Cheers!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416503873
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 11/02/2004
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A former chiropractor for the US Rugby Team and an all-American wrestler, Dr. Douglas Markham is the author of Total Health and the founder of TotalHealthDoc.com, an online weight loss and wellness management system.

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Low-Carb Cocktails

Delicious Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Beverages for All Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyles
By Douglas J. Markham

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Copyright © 2004 Douglas J. Markham
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ISBN: 1416503870


After consulting with thousands of patients for weight loss and wellness in my private practice and online at totalhealthdoc.com, I saw the need to offer individuals more low-carb options. Even though I've always recommended healthier protein and carbohydrate choices through my Total Health program, I'm not a purest. I'm a realist! Not every person, including myself, is going to shop in health food stores one hundred percent of the time.

That's why people need alternate food options, from fast-food and low-carb desserts to alcoholic beverages. I've always told my patients and online weight loss members to be realistic when embarking on their weight loss and wellness programs. Life goes on during their journeys to their target weights and long after they've reached them. Whether it's a birthday, a retirement party, a wedding or an after-work get-together, there's always something. People need options.

There's an estimated 59 million Americans presently following low-carbohydrate principles, and they all want more options. As a result, the skyrocketing demand for low-carb foods and snacks has created many more great-tasting options.Congratulations fellow low-carb followers, your time has come and it's here to stay! Hence, I present you with Low-Carb Cocktails.

Because I enjoy an occasional alcoholic beverage myself, I've been perfecting low-carb cocktail options for some time now. Of course, like most things in life, we must exercise a certain amount of moderation, especially regarding alcohol consumption. That's why we'll be discussing some of the effects of alcohol and how our body metabolizes it.

It's my sincere wish for you to enjoy the wonderfully delicious low-carb cocktails you're about to experience in this book. Whether you're on your way to your weight loss goals or just want to maintain without all the sugar, this book is for you.

Oh, by the way! More exciting news! This book also includes many mouth-watering protein-rich snacks sure to be the hit of any low-carb cocktail party!

So get out the blender, call your friends, and celebrate! Remember, you deserve to be both healthy and happy.

One Final Note: The low-carb cocktail program is subject to modifications based on the developments of new recipes, suggested alcohol choices, sugar-free sweeteners, syrups, mixers and low-carb products. This book contains information that is current at the time of printing. For the latest updates and information on new products, existing products and links on where to buy these products online or at various retail outlets, visit our website at: lowcarbcocktails.com.

Be safe, have fun and drink responsibly!
Yours in Total Health,
Dr. Doug

Copyright © 2004 by Douglas J. Markham, D.C.


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Principles of the Low-Carb Lifestyle

Understanding the Types of Alcohol

The Physical Effects of Alcohol

The Responsible Use of Alcohol

Responsible Hosting and Bartending Tips

Stocking Your Low-Carb Cocktail Bar

Low-Carb Cocktails Nutritional Facts

Low-Carb Cocktail Recipes

American Blended Whisky Drinks

Bourbon Drinks

Brandy Drinks

Gin Drinks

Vodka Drinks

Martini Drinks

Rum Drinks

Scotch Whisky Drinks

Tequila Drinks

Tropical Drinks

Hot Drinks

Nonalcoholic Drinks

Protein-Rich Low-Carb Snacks

Snacks Requiring No Recipes

Dips and Dippers

Hors d'Oeuvres


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