Any Alcohol 'ruins' metabolism? More details, please.
[QUOTE=ChocoTaco369;518831]The problem? Well, there's alcohol in it, so it's going to ruin your metabolism, so that's out![/QUOTE]
Ouch. This thread is great but telling my husband I won't have a glass of wine (which he collects) at dinner, especially since he's been diagnosed diabetic II and this is one of his only indulgences, is almost like saying I'm eliminating sex for health reasons.
First, from the thread I think I'm hearing that my body will burn alcohol first and store other macros I consume at the same time as fat in the interim. I get the burning alcohol first thing but I'm unclear about how a system that shuts down all other metabolism until the alcohol is consumed stores fat. A couple of hours after dinner with wine we see our blood sugars at day-long lows. so the shutting down fits, but a glass of wine, or any alcohol, 'ruining' my metabolism as well as making me fatter than the same calories consumed as fat or carbs in the same context? This is harder for me to grasp.
I'd love to hear more thoughts about this. I know that red wine is viewed as a 'sensible indulgence' according to the Primal Blueprint.