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    Did you finally give up beer?

    I've been "primal" since Jan 8th obeying the 80/20 rule pretty well except..... I haven't been able to shake beer. I'm down from 17% body fat to 10% and in the best shape I've been in for the last 12 years or so. I'm reluctant to give it up, but my goal is 6% body fat and I seem to have plateaued.

    For those of you who reluctantly removed beer, what changes did you see when you committed

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    I guess it wasn't an issue for me, just stopped drinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust View Post
    I guess it wasn't an issue for me, just stopped drinking.
    Me too. I still drink beer socially, but that's now more on the order of a bottle over couple of months.

    I've replaced it with Chocolate as my vice
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    I was a brewer for 19 years. I think that saying that I was giving up beer entirely would simply be a lie. I have one very high quality beer about ever 4-6 weeks and I cherish it foldly. I have also made it a personal quest to find a gluten free beer that's any good. There are several contenders coming on board these days but none really compare to the real thing quite yet. I have become quite the conneseur of cider as well, quite a variety coming out these days in that area too.

    Life is too short to make sacrifices that eat away at you every day, if that for you is giving up beer, try simply scaling back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karma View Post
    I was a brewer for 19 years. I think that saying that I was giving up beer entirely would simply be a lie. I have one very high quality beer about ever 4-6 weeks and I cherish it foldly. I have also made it a personal quest to find a gluten free beer that's any good. There are several contenders coming on board these days but none really compare to the real thing quite yet. I have become quite the conneseur of cider as well, quite a variety coming out these days in that area too.

    Life is too short to make sacrifices that eat away at you every day, if that for you is giving up beer, try simply scaling back.
    I am also a brewer and just getting started with primal eating. I believe that the possibility of fermented fruits was very high in primal mans past... yeast is in the air, fruits get exposed to yeast, and bamm alcohol. I am sure Grok would have come across this on more than one occasion, and possibly even enjoyed it. So I may take my brewing talents and aim them towards the hard cider world as it is at least eliminating grains and keeping more true to primal thinking. That and making some red wine... also fruit based.

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    Any kind of grain alcohol started giving me a headache at some point. Ciders and wine are fine. So I generally don't drink beer or vodka anymore! I can get away with it in VERY small amounts (more so vodka than beer). I've been at this for almost a year now, and probably gave them up for good around New Year's. I drink very irregularly, so I have not noticed anything significant about reducing that amount even more.
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    Another vote for switching to hard cider from beer (and continuing to drink wine, which I don't really think of as a beer substitute). I used to be a big fan of imports and microbrews but the grain exposure just isn't worth it to me any more...still have a bottle each of my erstwhile favorite hefeweizen (Franziskaner) and Belgian (Orval) sitting mournfully at the back of my fridge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantare View Post
    still have a bottle each of my erstwhile favorite hefeweizen (Franziskaner) and Belgian (Orval) sitting mournfully at the back of my fridge!
    Send them my way! Nom Nom!

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    I'm all about the whisky now. Jamesons, Bushmills, Glenfydych(?)...love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chronyx View Post
    Glenfydych(?)...love it!
    Glenfiddich. Try some of the better Scotches you won't be disappointed.
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