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Re: If you've quit social / light drinking, share your benefits please


@PilatesLover wrote:

@gidgetgh interesting that the wine made you wheeze.  I don't understand how not having alcohol in my system, even a small amount, aggravated my asthma.  But I'm happy with this nice surprise!!  Wish I'd known before.



@PilatesLover - I think it's the sulfites. 


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Re: If you've quit social / light drinking, share your benefits please

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@PilatesLover 

 

Short version. If I really want to quit something? Only 1 way for me to succeed. Cold Turkey!

 

 

hckynut   🇺🇸

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Re: If you've quit social / light drinking, share your benefits please

Over 30 years ago, I stopped ordering an occasional cocktail at the restaurants. At social gatherings I always ordered club soda or tonic water with lime. No one knew I had no alcohol. I have never been able to drink red wine. It really triggers my allergies. I always thought it was the mold from the fermentation process. Who knows?

 

The one alcoholic beverage I cannot resist is champagne. A champagne brunch or buffet still indices me to have a glass before I switch to iced tea for the remainder of the meal.

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@mimomof4 wrote:

I gave up drinking most alcohol this year.  Originally I wanted to try Dry January but found I just don't miss it.  Now I may have 1 per week and not even finish that one.  

 

I was also recently diagnosed as diabetic so alcohol doesn't help my blood sugar.  I'm trying to change my eating habits so my diabetes can be controlled through diet and excercise. 

 

I also found that my sleep is better.  I also am eating better as I'm not eating useless calories and I have more energy.

 

 


@mimomof4 , if you haven't already, get a referral from your doctor to see a Certified Diabetes Educator.  She was worth her weight in gold for my husband.  We never would have been able to get his numbers under control without her. 

All his PCP wanted to do was go straight to prescribing expensive designer diabetic drugs without trying anything in between.  The drugs weren't covered under out Part D plan. 

When we decided to see an Endocrinologist, the first thing he did was make the referral to see her.

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I never in my life drank everyday.  I was always a glass of wine with dinner and a one cocktail drinker but only when we were eating out.  I gave that up about 6 years ago when drastically reduced my carb intake.  I didn't miss it, it was a just a habit.  Something I did just did because everyone else was drinking.  

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I generally don’t like the taste of alcohol and besides, it makes me very tired. However, around the holidays I do drink some Baileys. It’s so good!….Tried the strawberry flavored one too but it was gross. The bottle is petty though.
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Benefits are you save a lot of money and lose a lot of weight. So if you want to be richer and thinner.....

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OMG....where do we begin? There is NOTHING good about consuming any alcohol at all. Period. Its fattening, high in carbs, responsible for many very bad cancers, destroys your liver, related to early dementia, it costs a lot, hangovers, drunk driving....even tipsy driving!, falls, lack of coordination, slurred speech, high sugar content, and these are just a few of the many reasons why no one should ever drink alcoholic beverages. 

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I'm probably like a lot of people.  When I was young, I drank socially and often!  Later on in life, DH and I would go out to dinner on Friday and sometimes Saturday and for special occasions and we would have a drink.  We rarely drink anything alcoholic now.  In the summer, we may sit on the patio after we have done a lot of yard work and enjoy one icy cold beer!  And, we might have a cocktail when we rarely go out for a special occasion.  

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I wanted to add to edit my reply but it would not allow me.  I have no tolerance for alcohol any more and it does not agree with me for the most part.  Also, it is a lot of extra calories which I do NOT need!  I read mixed reports that a little wine is good for you daily and then I read, it is better to totally abstain from it.  I don't know.  I have known people who have totally abstained and lived a health lifestyle and had many health issues and died young.  I have known people who drank excessively, did not watch their diet and lived to be very old.  So --- a lot of it is, of course, your genes.  I feel, nothing in excess is good for a person.  

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." - Steve Martin