From August till December last year I was on the Atkins diet and lost close to 60 pounds. I have about 20-30 I'd like to lose so I decided to start it up again. During my last diet I didn't consume any alcohol, but now my friends and myself like to enjoy the wonders of alcohol every now and then. I did a little bit of research and found out that Rum, Gin, Whiskey and Vodka all contain no carbohydrates. Obviously "no carbs" doesn't make it healthy, I'm not going to replace water with Jack Daniels, but what does these kinds of alcohol do to the Atkins diet? I was told by my brother, a doctor, but still full of it and wrong a lot, that alcohol is processed by your body before carbs and fat. I think I remember this from a health class. So again, what can I expect if I want to occasionally consume liquor like this?