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    Has anyone lost a significant amount of weight while still drinking? My drink of choice is red wine. I like to unwind with a glass or two of it a few times a week.

    I will experiment around to see if I still lose weight while drinking it, just wondering about other's experience with alcohol and weight loss.

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    hell yeah. i was still losing while drinking a bottle of red a week. i usually had one night a week where i would share a couple of bottles with a friend or two along with some great cheeses, cured meats, berries and dark chocolate. alcohol is a sensible indulgence...not something to go nuts with, but okay on occasion.
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    • #3
      Hard cider is pretty difficult to find, so yeah, I've lost weight.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
        Hard cider is pretty difficult to find, so yeah, I've lost weight.
        Really? You live in the wrong part of the country. It's in every liquor store here.

        I've lost a fair bit of fat while still drinking moderately. However, I avoid anything with a sugary mix (or the "diet" substitute). I still drink cider and wine, and I've also come to enjoy NorCal margaritas. Oh, and good single malt scotch, because any lifestyle without good scotch isn't worth living.

        One warning: many primals find their alcohol tolerance goes waaaaay down. Be aware that you may get smashed much more quickly than you're expecting.
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        • #5
          +1 on the tolerance(makes it cheaper too:-)...Moderation, moderation, moderation, and you will be fine.
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          • #6
            Wine is fine...getting drunk is not. Couple of glasses with dinner...works for me.

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            • #7
              Isn't the point to get drunk, lol?

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              • #8
                I think if you have quite a bit to lose and you are truly determined to get it off, then I think it can thwart efforts, but if you're lean and got there from an active lifestyle and mindful eating then I say bring on the red wine. I drink a glass or two 6 nights out of 7 and I'm super lean.

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                • #9
                  I drink regularly and I'm losing weight. I've cut down for sure, but I still drink multiple nights a week. And not just a "glass of wine" kind of drink. I like to have a few and get a decent buzz going. I've switched to drinking a bit more whiskey and wine, but I still enjoy a few beers as well. (in fact I'm enjoying a couple right now.) When I know I'm going to drink I try to keep my calories for the day in check by being as moderate as I can stand with my food intake. Like maybe fast until 2:00pm or so and then just have a salad. Then eat a sensible dinner, don't go crazy on the fat and have a few drinks. I notice the scale go up on mornings after I drink (unless I'm really disciplined with food), but it drops right back down in the next day or two. As long as I'm making more progress on my good days than I'm doing damage on my bad ones, then I'm happy.

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                  • #10
                    I have continued to drink, but I cut back from 2 craft beers a night (240 cal per bottle) to one or two a week, or I drink Mich Ultra Amber. I think about switching to red wine because I know it is healthier, but I enjoy the cold fizz.
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                    • #11
                      No, the point is NOT getting drunk. If you think that, you are still in teenage mentality.

                      The point is to enjoy life.

                      Having slurred speech, wobbly gait, and endangering others is not a mature person's purpose of alcohol in the diet.

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                      • #12
                        getting drunk is good for creative writing, so there is a point to it

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                        • #13
                          I'm quite ashamed of how much I drink. I probably go out 3 days a week on average (student). And when I do I drink 10+ beers most of the time. so it's 30+ beers a week :P. Thats way more than my allowed 20% but meh.

                          I lost 44 lbs in the first 4 months (starting at 233). Went on a 2 month Eastern Europe trip and said fuck diet and only gained 2 lbs back. Been back at it for a month now and lost another 9 lbs.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MvEssen View Post
                            I'm quite ashamed of how much I drink. I probably go out 3 days a week on average (student). And when I do I drink 10+ beers most of the time. so it's 30+ beers a week :P. Thats way more than my allowed 20% but meh.

                            I lost 44 lbs in the first 4 months (starting at 233). Went on a 2 month Eastern Europe trip and said fuck diet and only gained 2 lbs back. Been back at it for a month now and lost another 9 lbs.
                            this is a lot of beer, you are expert.

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                            • #15
                              I mainly drink whisk(e)y, American, Canadian, Scotch, Irish, Japanese, etc. but certainly not excessively, perhaps a few a week. Cutting back helps to lose weight but it is only part of the equation. I find that when I am very physically active and otherwise restrict my food intake, a few drinks does not hurt weight loss. Beer and sugary drinks I rarely drink.

                              When you are young like MvEssen, you can get away with drinking that much but it will catch up with you as you get older. I also find that while on vacation, I drink more and still don't gain weight. I think is because on vacations one is usually more active than in regular life, especially if you have a sedentary job as most do.

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