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    I'm warming up to hard liquor, lately, with Brandy, and Rum being my favorites.

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    I'm a homebrewer, so I still have beer, but what I noticed is that I don't get a buzz like I used to.

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    So I decided to test myself with beer tonight... "in my heyday" (like three months ago or so) I could put down 5-6 high grav beers.

    Had 5 tonight, averaging 6% and I'm far more effected than I should be, also having some asthma like issues. Lots of potential variables, but it's like being 21 again. (Ok, 19. )

    Could it be a simple matter of sensitivity to the grains? Or lack of exposure?
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    I am definitely more sensitive to it and it causes me to drink a lot less than I did 2 years ago in college. I never used to drink below 6 and it was a problem. Now I find I appreciate the dark beers a lot more and can feel a nice buzz after a couple. I sometimes drink a glass of wine as well with dinner. I still do sometimes go all out on the weekends if my friends are out but I don't drink as much.

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    I know this is an old thread but I find I have a very low tolerance for alcohol since going primal...does anyone else have this problem? I'm 33 and single and do drink for social reasons! I just can not handle alcohol anymore! I have celiac so I can't drink beer unless its GF.

    Does anyone have this problem?

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    I think I'm a little more sensitive to the alcohol, but I have far less side effects than before going (mostly) PB. I love craft beer, but half the time it caused me to get severe headaches after drinking multiple, or high gravity, beers. Wine wasn't as bad, I suspect because there is less residual sugar?

    Anyway, in the six months since going primal, having a beer or two has not resulted in one of those headaches, and I have felt fine the next morning on the 1 or 2 occasions when I've over indulged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakey View Post
    hey, does anyone find that alcohol just seems to feel different when you're eating/living primally? i seem to be more sensitive to it, both at the time of consumption, and the next day (i.e. hangovers & headaches). it generally seems less appealing, which i suppose is a good thing in and of itself... but am i alone in feeling this way?

    i was never much of a drinker before, by the way...
    Most definitely. After 2 glasses of wine after not drinking for 2 weeks, I'll get pretty tipsy and feel like shit in the morning. The only remedy I've found is to continually drink all week to build the tolerance, then it's not so bad.

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    I definitely feel tipsy faster. Two to three drinks and I'm done. I also have a jigger and measure the alcohol. Gluggng can lead to a very bad ending. Since keeping it to tequila or vodka, the morning after has me feeling a little off instead of the hella headache.


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    I'm a little more sensitive to alcohol than I used to be before primal. How I'd feel after 9 beers now only takes about 6. Hangovers haven't been an issue, even with cheap swill that I usually drink. Before a party, I make sure to eat a large meal with lots of protein and drink a few glasses of water when I get back home. Works every time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abu Reena View Post
    when I drink scotch and wine, I have no problems. Beer wreaks havoc with my system now.
    Add cider to the list of acceptable things and that sounds like my experience too.

    I tolerate dry stout (eg Guiness) pretty well too, but I don't think it does me too much good either, ultimately.

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