“For me, alcohol is entirely about context. There are a great many times where I would have regretted not drinking, like in social situations, with friends around a campfire or at a holiday gathering, or if I made a really terrific batch of mead or wine and was happy about it. Or celebrating something that went well. Or having a conversation with someone and it went later on into the night than we expected. So if I had not been drinking when it made sense to do so, I’d have probably regretted sticking to an absolute rule. I feel great about that the next day.
Pointless drinking out of routine or habit probably wouldn’t have the same effect.”
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.