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    Smile Alcohol

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for Primal Blueprint and marksdailyapple.com!

    In your book "Primal Blueprint", when you're spelling out what Ken Korg eats and drinks in a typical day, you list alcohol separately from the protein, fat and carb intake. Why do you list the alcohol separately? Wouldn't it just count as a carb? Or do you list is separately because alcohol gets burned off before fat?

    Cheers

    leanjean

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    Alcohol is not broken down into sugar in your body... Your body has no way to store it, so it uses it up as energy or dumps it.

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    Because it is none of those things. If you have beer or wine there will be carbs in the drink, vodka however has no carbs at all. Alcohol is its very own macronutrient and as Cavebot says, your body can't store it so you will burn it preferentially to everything else.

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    Thank you, Cavebot 3.0 and NourishedEm, for your replies. Now I understand. :-)

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    Now just a minute here.

    This simply means that the body will burn the alcohol first, and store the rest of your meal as FAT. Isn't this correct?
    If you didn't drink the alcohol, it would start burning your meal instead.

    Best of health to all,
    Grizz

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    That is correct Grizz. You will burn the alcohol and store the meal. Of course that depends on how much you drink, one small wine isn't going to give you a huge amount of energy to burn, so you will still burn your meal (so to speak ). But if you knock back 5 shots of tequila, you can pretty much guarantee that your ribeye is going straight to your thighs

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    Hm... Does that mean one could actually live off only alcohol, assuming you were drinking frequently enough and supplementing the required vitamins and minerals to avoid deficiencies (i.e. no need to eat)? Disregarding the obvious disadvantage of being constantly drunk, of course...

    Say, for example, that you drank nothing but vodka and water for a month, you would not starve to death?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norak View Post
    Hm... Does that mean one could actually live off only alcohol, assuming you were drinking frequently enough and supplementing the required vitamins and minerals to avoid deficiencies (i.e. no need to eat)? Disregarding the obvious disadvantage of being constantly drunk, of course...

    Say, for example, that you drank nothing but vodka and water for a month, you would not starve to death?
    check this out!!! Man in Iowa drinks Beer for Lent. Here's an excerpt from his blog:

    "Working to nourish their bodies through during the lengthy 46-day fast during Lent, the Paulaner monks of Neudeck ob der Au in Munich are credited with developing the doppelbock style of beer. Packed with carbohydrates, calories and vitamins, this unfiltered “liquid bread” sustained the monks from Ash Wednesday to Easter, and over 300 years later, the rich history and quality of this beer is well-known throughout the world.

    With this in mind, I am embarking on a project to fast on doppelbock for the same 46-day stretch that the storied German monks once endured—and live to tell the tale. This will be no small undertaking. I will be working with both a doctor and a spiritual advisor as I attempt to tell the story of this facet of the monks’ livelihood. Eventually, there will be a book."

    Diary of a Part-time Monk

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    Quote Originally Posted by norak View Post
    Hm... Does that mean one could actually live off only alcohol, assuming you were drinking frequently enough and supplementing the required vitamins and minerals to avoid deficiencies (i.e. no need to eat)? Disregarding the obvious disadvantage of being constantly drunk, of course...

    Say, for example, that you drank nothing but vodka and water for a month, you would not starve to death?
    Hmm, that sounds like a great plan! 2000 calories per day of vodka, unlimited water, and a daily multi. We'll also allow for unlimited black coffee and aspirin.

    Let us know how it goes, you might have the answer to the 'next wave' of paleo! It is one solution to those annoying "liver issues" - just kill the damn thing off. - actually, destroying your liver might help one to lose weight, too - that's a big old organ.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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    Quote Originally Posted by norak View Post
    Hm... Does that mean one could actually live off only alcohol, assuming you were drinking frequently enough and supplementing the required vitamins and minerals to avoid deficiencies (i.e. no need to eat)? Disregarding the obvious disadvantage of being constantly drunk, of course...

    Say, for example, that you drank nothing but vodka and water for a month, you would not starve to death?
    It will still take a bit more than a month to starve together.
    My guess is that vodka doesn't have any amino acids nor fat.
    Are there any alcoholic drinks with fat? Good heavy beers might provide some aminos but don't know how to get the fats from alcoholic drinks....

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