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  • Does anyone else NOT drink alcohol???

    I tell you, between my friends and co-workers i am surrrrrrrounded by so many people who DRINK all the time. They go on about 100 to 400 dollar tickets from weekend drinking... then they go on about hangovers and being sick.

    I don't drink alcohol... ever... i never have seen the point, even long before paleo!

    Why drink something that tastes terrible, makes you fat, and makes you sick...

    I'm a 25 year old male and i just don't understand it...

    But what's funny is that friends BINGE on this crap all the time and act like it's okay but thumb their nose anytime I eat something so UNHEALTHY as delicious BACON! Hahaha jokes on them!
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    I don't drink. Let's be sober friends
    --Trish (Bork)
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    • #3
      You're not alone, I don't consume alcohol and never have, 45 year old male. At first it was a religious thing, mildly reinforced by the family but not dogmatically so. Now it's just part of who I am, nothing against it, might even partake some day, otherwise...meh.

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      • #4
        This is the kind of statement I take issue with: “Why drink something that tastes terrible, makes you fat, and makes you sick...”

        Tastes are obviously subjective, I find some alcohol tastes REALLY good, case in point:

        -Malbecs
        -gin with some lime squeezed in
        -guinness (oh noz carb/gluten overload!) but an old favorite.
        -baileys (don’t judge me!)
        -coronas, oh sweet, sweet summer beer

        There will be some folks who prefer white wines, or scotch or whatever, stuff I don’t personally find to be tasty, but obviously tastes vary from individual to individual.

        Makes you fat and sick? Come on THP, you’re smarter than that. Your friends binging on it is obviously the reason they’re fat and get sick.
        I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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        • #5
          I'm with THP. I, too, think it smells and tastes awful. I had some years and years ago, and immediately spit it out, due to its epic nastiness (same with coffee, but I like how coffee smells, go figure)
          --Trish (Bork)
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
            I'm with THP. I, too, think it smells and tastes awful. I had some years and years ago, and immediately spit it out, due to its epic nastiness (same with coffee, but I like how coffee smells, go figure)
            Which further proves that tastes vary from individual to individual.
            I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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            • #7
              research shows though that moderate drinkers are more healthy than non drinkers, i really dont know how but i'm glad i'm a moderate drinker. my opinion its the social aspect of it that is healthy

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              • #8
                First (and last) alcohol I ever had was the wine at my first communion back when I was eight. I'm going to be 20 in a week. I just don't see the point really. Not that I have a problem with other people drinking - it's their choice, not mine. It's not even like I'm legal anyways, though that doesn't really stop people my age lol.
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                • #9
                  Some tastes awful, some is great. That said a $400 bar tab is just insane. Then again, if you have that much disposable income more power to you. Personally I enjoy the occasional beer, glass of wine, or scotch. That said, I have only been drunk once, but, yeah, what happens in Korea stays in Korea.

                  I look at it as an rare indulgence but respect those who do not touch the stuff.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by thehallowprince View Post
                    I tell you, between my friends and co-workers i am surrrrrrrounded by so many people who DRINK all the time. They go on about 100 to 400 dollar tickets from weekend drinking... then they go on about hangovers and being sick.

                    I don't drink alcohol... ever... i never have seen the point, even long before paleo!

                    Why drink something that tastes terrible, makes you fat, and makes you sick...

                    I'm a 25 year old male and i just don't understand it...

                    But what's funny is that friends BINGE on this crap all the time and act like it's okay but thumb their nose anytime I eat something so UNHEALTHY as delicious BACON! Hahaha jokes on them!
                    I'm a 21 year old woman, and basically don't drink. Maybe two gin/tonics every month or two. Yeah, I can take it or leave it in general. ... also, a family history of addictive behavior and alcoholism makes me a bit unenthusiastic about it.
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                    • #11
                      I don't consider myself a drinker, but I have been drunk exactly once (at home). It was rum, which kinda tastes alright to me. Champagne tastes ok too. I don't really like the taste of most other alcohol. I've tried sips of wine and I just can't really like it. And beer smells too nasty for me to even consider.

                      Before I eliminated grains and excess sugar from my diet, I LOVED rum cake. It is so loaded with sugar and grains that I cannot fathom how bad it is for you, haha.

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                      • #12
                        I went 23 years straight without a single drink. Never tried it. Now on rare occasions I'll go out and get drunk with friends, it's not my idea of a great time though. As yes, tooo expensive.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sibylsybil View Post
                          I'm a 21 year old woman, and basically don't drink. Maybe two gin/tonics every month or two. Yeah, I can take it or leave it in general. ... also, a family history of addictive behavior and alcoholism makes me a bit unenthusiastic about it.
                          Same with my family - on both sides so it's something we're very touchy about in my house, though I try not to let that affect my attitude towards people who do chose to drink
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                          • #14
                            I used to drink quite frequently, and was kind of a wine, beer, and whiskey enthusiast. I would go to tastings and events. I even made my own wine a few years ago. I never was a binge drinker but having a drink or two with dinner each night was the norm.

                            I decided to quit drinking last September and haven't touched the stuff since. For one it has saved me an incredible amount of money. I also feel more myself at social events and can actually enjoy the conversations and interactions rather than just feeling inebriated. I already am outside of the "normal" eating behavior of most people I know so not drinking doesn't have much more of an impact.

                            As for health benefits I have noticed a big increase in muscle growth. I know that alcohol can interfere with your hormones. I also feel a lot more alert and some of my brain fog has lifted.

                            Eating a primal diet is infinitely more enjoyable than what I have eaten most my life. Sad to say that drinking is not the same. Water, although good in no way competes with a 18 year scotch, a crisp lager, or a old world Bordeaux. I still feel that the benefits outweigh the bad.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                              Some tastes awful, some is great. That said a $400 bar tab is just insane. Then again, if you have that much disposable income more power to you.
                              As a college student studying abroad in the UK, I have NO IDEA where these kids (my fellow Americans) get the money for their beer. Most of them drink nightly and need at least three drinks before they even get a buzz. At 2 pounds (almost $4) a drink, minimum... it adds up. (then I get to hear the whinge about being broke! )
                              Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. (Thoreau)

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