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    Do you drink alcohol? What kind? How often? Why or why not?
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  • #2
    I mostly drink red wine these days, although the occasional beer, as long as it's REALLY nice, might pass my lips. In general though, I drink very little to begin with. Maybe once every month or two. Mostly when I'm with family and drinks are already being poured.

    More food for thought:

    Definitive Guide to Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet | Mark's Daily Apple
    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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    • #3
      Tito's, Ciroc, Patron XO (straight or with some Ryan's), Patron Silver when the regional VP's are buying, Jameson, Knob Creek, several weissbier & several doppelbock. I won't give up alcohol for anything. I however don't drink every night, or even every other night.
      -Ryan Mercer my blog and Genco Peptides my small biz

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      • #4
        Red wine or nice craft beers. Beer is my 20%.

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        • #5
          I drink wine three days per week. One evening I'll have too much round a friend's house and Saturday & Sunday I will have half a bottle with dinner. I also drink single malts every now and again. Had a couple of tots on Tuesday evening when my daughter with grandson were visiting. Had wine then too. I do however make allowance for it as far as calories go because I am still losing weight.

          I had a pint of real ale in the summer after walking in the hills and wine would just not have been as satisfying. I will also be having some beer with a curry in the new year.

          I enjoy my life and although I see the sense of being 100% primal, I'm going to be naughty when I want to because that's just the way I am.
          Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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          • #6
            I like Cider & might have 1-2 times a week..
            & the occasional Whisky(usually Stags Breath Honey Whisky Liqueur)& Kraken Rum
            Occasional meaning a 70cl bottle will last me & hubby well over a year if not much longer.

            If we go out for a meal I might have something like a margarita or daiquiri or whatever im in the mood for but that happens fewer times a year than I can count on one hand.

            I use Wine for cooking with but dont drink it (never liked the taste) so dont know if that counts Gotta do something with all the booze I get from my clients at Christmas time
            Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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            • #7
              i had at least three scotch's last night. we can't say for certain.

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              • #8
                This might sound funny or silly to some, but I never took to drinking alcohol. Especially hard liquor. It tastes nasty to me and it burns my esophagus really bad. Wine tastes like a puke to me, LOL! I used to drink beer once in a blue moon when having pizza or hot wings.

                I wish I've had similar experience with cigarettes too, but finally kicked the 14 year nasty habit for good, two years ago.

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                • #9
                  I used to love a good red wine but I rarely drink at all anymore. Since going Primal, I find my tolerance for alcohol is way down and the hangover factor is way up. It just doesn't work out to being worth it except as a special occasion *one* glass.

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                  • #10
                    Yes.
                    Woodchuck hard cider whenever it sounds good, and martinis (espresso martinis are heaven) on Thursday nights with my crew.

                    It's been an eventful week so I've indulged the last 3 days, but typically it's just Thursday nights, with maybe one or two hard ciders at any other time through the week. Maybe 4-5 drinks a week, tops. Some weeks, none.

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                    • #11
                      I've been drinking a lot of red wine recently, but the reality is that whenever I drink, I end up 1) overeating 2) eating all the wrong things, so I think I need to put an end to this habit and treat booze the same as, say, ice cream - a rare treat.

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                      • #12
                        "This might sound funny or silly to some, but I never took to drinking alcohol. Especially hard liquor. It tastes nasty to me and it burns my esophagus really bad." - Greycat

                        It's not weird - soft drink (especially coke) burns my esophagus, so I have never drank it. Alcohol however does not ;-) go figure. I never had the struggle of giving up sugary drinks, but I find it difficult to give up my one indulgence; a few glasses of wine!

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                        • #13
                          If I drink at all, I drink red wine (No.1 from Mark's list) and cognac sometimes. Don't go under No.2. Never liked beer anyway. Oh, and champagne (or local cremant) for parties, yes. Where was that on the list? But it isn't too often or too much, so I asume I am safe.

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                          • #14
                            I try to keep my alcohol consumption grain-free and sugar-free, which isn't hard because red wine and scotch are my favs. I have a weakness for craft beers, but fortunately (*cries a little*) I haven't found much that qualifies yet here in my new neck of the woods (not North America or Western Europe).

                            I also have weaknesses, though, for margaritas and the sugary, chocolate-based concoctions my husband comes up with. They are occasional indulgences, so don't noticeably derail me. It probably helps a lot that I've never tried to become competent at making them on my own. Whereas I can definitely pour myself a scotch. That I can handle. :-D

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                            • #15
                              I love good craft stouts and porters, but I limit myself to 1 beer a week most of the time - if that often. For special occasions I might have two but that is rare - just too many empty calories. It is also the only thing with any connection to grains remaining in my diet. I don't care for wine - or should I say that my body doesn't care for it... I don't care for the hard stuff.

                              Speaking of which.... there is a lovely Founders Breakfast Stout waiting for me in the fridge

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