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Do You Drink Alcohol?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 22, 2011 at 7:01 PM

I know alcohol isn't anti-Paleo per se, but I started Paleo to improve my health - which it has immensely - and decided to quit drinking altogether to go the extra mile. If nothing else it cuts unneeded calories and enhances my weight loss.

Have others had the same experience? Do you drink, or have you stopped or cut back considerably since going Paleo?

I'm not trying to start a debate about the health effects of alcohol...just wondering whether Paleo has had an impact on your alcohol consumption.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on July 22, 2011
at 04:56 PM

In a place with a good bartender, I'll give my preferences and ask for something custom. But usually I'll just peruse a cocktail menu and find something very herbal or with low sugar fresh squeezed juices (like lemon/lime), and ask for no simple syrup. At home it's pretty much the same principle: keep quality alcohol on hand and stick with herbs, juices, and extracts. One recent fave: blanco tequila, grapefruit juice, muddled cilantro. Or a moscow/gin gin mule with just a splash of a really good, strong ginger beer.

Ea776df66c8277321b167e2ee3f22574

(316)

on July 22, 2011
at 03:10 PM

What finely crafted, non-sugary drinks do you like? I used to be a cider girl, but now I find them so sugary, so I'm looking for new options.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 22, 2011
at 12:28 AM

@Stabby - stop bogarting the bottle and pass it to me please

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on July 22, 2011
at 12:23 AM

yeahh man i don''tt usualy drinkks a whole lot butt sometimnes it's unavoidable and i think it';as totally paleo becuase it'ss; like we say about thatt grokk guy and thhe deers. if the deers are leann and there is nott a lot of fat on htemm he will eat them but what hhe really wantss is the fat andd hee would eaT IT AND IT WOUL BE A GOOD THING IF HE DID DAND THATS LIKE BOOZE BBECUASE GROK WOULD HAVVE LOVED GETTING DRUNK IT MMAKES US HAPPY AND HORNY ANND THERE IS NOTHINGN MORE PLAEO THNA MAKING BABUIES. REPORUDCITON OF TEH FITEST. DARWIN WOULDK BE PROUD

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 22, 2011
at 12:03 AM

I think the reason a little goes a long way for us now is the lack of bread type products to sponge it up in our bellies.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 21, 2011
at 10:47 PM

For every wasted bottle of red, a kitten dies. I need to come over and help you save the kittens :)

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on July 21, 2011
at 04:25 PM

the wood chuck summer cider is bomb.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 24, 2011
at 12:06 PM

A very happy birthday to you Mrs Y - enjoy your day, in good health !

7402630da1d0b9bb97d614fe402d032a

(290)

on March 24, 2011
at 12:36 AM

today is my 40th birthday I will not get a cake so will try and blot that out with a beer for entree, a red wine for mains and a cocktail for dessert. We are going to an Indian restaurant tonight so looking forward to dry tandoori prawns, lamb korma and chicken tika masala.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 09:42 PM

Yeah, I hate to say it, but most of my friends who harangue me now are college drop-outs working in the restaurant industry...which is fine, if they didn't have to constantly borrow money from me.

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(5639)

on March 23, 2011
at 09:34 PM

I read your blog, and I agree about the "slowing down" being looked down on as "not cool." But really, what's so great about going out every night and getting trashed? I used to do that, and look where it got me...now I'm almost 30, and I'm still working on making my work ethic catch up to my ambition. I'm ALL FOR slowing down! Also, I have a bottle of Fernet on my liquor shelf...YUM.

Medium avatar

(5639)

on March 23, 2011
at 09:29 PM

I also agree...but lean towards wjones3044's answer. There are a TON of really great biodynamic and natural wines from Europe that are very inexpensive, but really really wonderful. Check out Olivier Cousin, Christian Chaussard, anything from Dressler imports or Jenny & Francois importing. This is a little NYC-centric but they're out there.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:20 PM

**Anybody** over Duke, if you know what I mean. :)

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 23, 2011
at 04:12 PM

Your good health, Mrs Y

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:34 PM

LOL Mr. Jones! It is such a mental battle for me with the wine. Or really, with the scale. I know it's just water weight but it messes with my mind to see the scale go up. I haven't tried it though now that I'm not on the water pills anymore. Maybe that's an experiment for this weekend!

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:21 PM

This makes me sad, to think of all those open bottles languishing in your fridge...

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:18 PM

I agree in principle but many cheap wines pair well with food.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 23, 2011
at 02:59 PM

forgive me father, for i have caused Mrs Y to stumble.

7402630da1d0b9bb97d614fe402d032a

(290)

on March 23, 2011
at 02:29 PM

cheers and sip it slow

7402630da1d0b9bb97d614fe402d032a

(290)

on March 23, 2011
at 02:25 PM

I was so doing ok in life without beer and then you mentioned micro-brewery stuff which brought Tasmanian Apple Cider Beer to mind and now I want one...wahhhhh!

7402630da1d0b9bb97d614fe402d032a

(290)

on March 23, 2011
at 02:19 PM

I love a glass of full bodied red wine occasionally. Yes it makes me sleepy. Yes it makes me happy. Yes I feel fulfilled and life is great. I have been avoiding the white wines, and sugary pop style wine coolers.

Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on March 23, 2011
at 01:59 PM

Me three. I love my red wine. My tolerance is certainly down a lot though. I used to be able to drink a lot more than I can now, which I am happy about.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 23, 2011
at 12:23 PM

They are open Oliver! And I like my red wine cold. I know. I know.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:51 AM

you are bound to be fitter as a result Rob

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 23, 2011
at 07:55 AM

red wine in the fridge? only put red in the fridge 20-30 mins before serving, unless it's a special fridge

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on March 23, 2011
at 02:05 AM

love champagne but after i saw what it did to my glucometer 5 yrs ago....I give it out to my guests and open my Margaux.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on March 22, 2011
at 10:47 PM

I don't party. Hmm, maybe I just don't know how to live hahah, but drinking and partying never interested me.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 22, 2011
at 09:03 PM

when's the party

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Martin Strell, great man!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:39 PM

Martino Strell, great man!

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:31 PM

great article!!!

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:28 PM

in vino veritas

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:15 PM

make mine a large one

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:15 PM

your photo looks pretty Paleo!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:14 PM

have to have a social life

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:13 PM

not exactly a paleo body composition, but much harder than most...

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:06 PM

Bravo......................

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Deep ketosis here--and I drink wine every night. Absolutely have NOT lost my taste for it.

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(12379)

on March 22, 2011
at 07:55 PM

I agree - I will be heartbroken if I lose the taste for wine. I mean geez - I've already cut out everything else!

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(4528)

on March 22, 2011
at 07:14 PM

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Cf599755619b0588e5e6ed4cb5cef50d

on March 22, 2011
at 07:18 PM

I love wine, especially red...I've noticed that I just get sleepy and drunk faster now...kind of sad. I still want to drink it occasionally, though, because I love the taste. And I've read on here that people in long term ketosis, etc, completely lose the taste for it and the thought of it makes them gag. I don't want to get to that point!!

Medium avatar

(12379)

on March 22, 2011
at 07:55 PM

I agree - I will be heartbroken if I lose the taste for wine. I mean geez - I've already cut out everything else!

Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on March 23, 2011
at 01:59 PM

Me three. I love my red wine. My tolerance is certainly down a lot though. I used to be able to drink a lot more than I can now, which I am happy about.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Deep ketosis here--and I drink wine every night. Absolutely have NOT lost my taste for it.

7402630da1d0b9bb97d614fe402d032a

(290)

on March 23, 2011
at 02:19 PM

I love a glass of full bodied red wine occasionally. Yes it makes me sleepy. Yes it makes me happy. Yes I feel fulfilled and life is great. I have been avoiding the white wines, and sugary pop style wine coolers.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 22, 2011
at 12:03 AM

I think the reason a little goes a long way for us now is the lack of bread type products to sponge it up in our bellies.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:06 PM

I used to have an occasional 'fun drink' like rum in a fruity cocktail or even a homemade margarita. Now I just see those as mostly sugar. I recently had a margarita that I have always revered as "the best in the world" at Casa de Pico in San Diego and I couldn't believe how fake it tasted. I didn't even finish it. We never buy rums and cocktail type liquors anymore.

I have no problem with a glass of wine when I'm out at a nice restaurant. I think red wine really pairs well with red meats and highly flavorful meals.

And beer... oh man. I won't touch the cheap stuff, but I LOVE a good quality brew. Love it. Especially if it's on draft at a micro-brewery type restaurant. Like a Stone IPA, or maybe an Oggi's pale, or Karl Strauss lager. I used to keep a decent stock in my fridge too and have several per week. Now, I don't even think I have 1 per week. Weird too, because that was not a conscious decision. It just sorta 'happened'.

I think some alcohols have their place, some for preference and some for more social purposes, but overdoing it on the booze is not a good idea if you want to stay healthy long term.

7402630da1d0b9bb97d614fe402d032a

(290)

on March 23, 2011
at 02:25 PM

I was so doing ok in life without beer and then you mentioned micro-brewery stuff which brought Tasmanian Apple Cider Beer to mind and now I want one...wahhhhh!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 23, 2011
at 02:59 PM

forgive me father, for i have caused Mrs Y to stumble.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 24, 2011
at 12:06 PM

A very happy birthday to you Mrs Y - enjoy your day, in good health !

7402630da1d0b9bb97d614fe402d032a

(290)

on March 24, 2011
at 12:36 AM

today is my 40th birthday I will not get a cake so will try and blot that out with a beer for entree, a red wine for mains and a cocktail for dessert. We are going to an Indian restaurant tonight so looking forward to dry tandoori prawns, lamb korma and chicken tika masala.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:31 PM

great article!!!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Martin Strell, great man!

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:06 PM

Bravo......................

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:15 PM

your photo looks pretty Paleo!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:13 PM

not exactly a paleo body composition, but much harder than most...

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:39 PM

Martino Strell, great man!

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2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 22, 2011
at 07:50 PM

I'm with Sharky on this one. I have given up all grains, sugars (Manuka honey I was particularly fond of), gone low carbohydrate but cannot cut back on the wine. Funnily though, I have noticed on a couple of occasions recently that, though not regularly a fan of white wine, just a couple of glasses intoxicate me. Fortunately, I do not have the same problem with red wine. After all what are we getting fit for?

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:28 PM

in vino veritas

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 22, 2011
at 08:14 PM

have to have a social life

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on March 23, 2011
at 12:20 AM

I only drink wine but damn good wine. Life is to short to drink shit. It's not paleo but it's for longevity and that is my end game anyhow

Medium avatar

(5639)

on March 23, 2011
at 09:29 PM

I also agree...but lean towards wjones3044's answer. There are a TON of really great biodynamic and natural wines from Europe that are very inexpensive, but really really wonderful. Check out Olivier Cousin, Christian Chaussard, anything from Dressler imports or Jenny & Francois importing. This is a little NYC-centric but they're out there.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:18 PM

I agree in principle but many cheap wines pair well with food.

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Medium avatar

on March 22, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Pffftt...What kind of question is that?

"I feel bad for people that don't drink, because when they wake in the morning, that's the best they'll feel the rest of the day." ~ Frank S.

But seriously, I drink alot less than I used to, but you guys are gonna still be shocked at the amount I drink, I think. I live in New York City! What else is there to do?! Kidding. I do have a very active social life, and I'm also a bartender though...so there's that.

I used to DRINK. For the past 8 or 9 years, during which I've been in and out of numerous bands, and worked in various bars and restaurants in the city. I probably put back at least 6-10 drinks a night, sometimes more, between all the shots everyone wants to do with the bartender. I drank HORRIBLE things like Red Bull (Ugh...just thinking of the amount of sugar now, makes me wanna puke!), frozen syrupy margaritas...and it showed. I've always been pretty lithe, used to weigh 125 in college. I ended up this past year at 142, and I was disgusted.

So here we are today, I'm down to 135, mostly muscle (drinking that much leads to hangovers, which DO NOT lead to the gym, ha!). A year ago or so I cut out beer, and sugary drinks, quit smoking (yeah I know...what was I thinking??). I still have a bottle or two of wine with dinner, sake with sashimi, good belgian beers in big bottles, small batch American stuff, and I drink the hell outta some Tequila. If I go out (only on weeknights, god the weekends suck in Manhattan) I still have upwards of 6-10 drinks. Alot? Maybe, but I'm Irish. I've never been too squeamish about drinking or hangovers.

As far as Paleo goes, I noticed that if I drink, I wake up at the same time as on normal days, which is a VERY early (for me, anyway) 11:00 AM. And the hangovers are pretty mild! No impact on desire though.

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Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

(1334)

on March 22, 2011
at 09:56 PM

due to being fully paleo/primal in eating and exercising 90% of the time I can drink 50 million beers per weekend and still maintain a lean shape.

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7bea72ef073e8f76b5828727f1460900

(2718)

on March 22, 2011
at 07:56 PM

I drink only the fruit alcohols (e.g. wine). I don't drink grain alcohols like beer or most types of vodka.

This is more out of my taste preferences than thinking that grains are bad for you.

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61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on March 22, 2011
at 07:46 PM

Yes, I still drink. I've never really like beer or wine, but I'm all about the liquor. 8)

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on March 22, 2011
at 07:10 PM

I drink on nights out a couple times a month. I tried the NorCal Margarita recently, and I liked it. Everyone else turned their noses up at it. It's definitely a drink begging for sweetness for non-paleos. I'm going to try and give up beer.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Warning: Not Paleo

Ace Pear Cider - Magners / Strongbow Ciders for when I would like alcohol but don't want to have the physical "day-afters" of breaking my diet.

Whiskey straight for special occasions. As long as this remains in moderation I don't get major backlash (except too often, I end up losing willpower and cheating w/food).

Microbrew or Guinness when I've reached the "I'm gonna pay for this tomorrow, I might as well enjoy myself now" mindset. This is not a healthy mindset, btw...

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on July 21, 2011
at 04:25 PM

the wood chuck summer cider is bomb.

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on March 23, 2011
at 07:11 PM

Giving up beer was leaps and bounds the hardest part about going paleo (it is the only gluten I ever had for a long, long time).

Wine? Eh, it's tasty and I drink it with meals, but the social circles I run in are not really wine-friendly.

So I generally stick to my old favorite, good old American bourbon whiskey. Often with soda. Fernet Branca if they have it (oh oh yes). Fancy craft cocktails if I'm at a craft cocktail bar.

I used to match the boys shot for shot. Those days are long past. But a couple drinks from time to time, sure. I do, however, think about drying out for more than a week, just to see what it's like. Who knows?

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(5639)

on March 23, 2011
at 09:34 PM

I read your blog, and I agree about the "slowing down" being looked down on as "not cool." But really, what's so great about going out every night and getting trashed? I used to do that, and look where it got me...now I'm almost 30, and I'm still working on making my work ethic catch up to my ambition. I'm ALL FOR slowing down! Also, I have a bottle of Fernet on my liquor shelf...YUM.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 09:42 PM

Yeah, I hate to say it, but most of my friends who harangue me now are college drop-outs working in the restaurant industry...which is fine, if they didn't have to constantly borrow money from me.

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Cc2a43461ec5b2b7ba5d55215ea0f068

on March 22, 2011
at 09:34 PM

Yes. Still drink - and for some reason am not getting hangovers from just one drink since eating more paleo.

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D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

on March 22, 2011
at 08:26 PM

Pinot Noir is my favorite and I usually have some 3-4x a month. When the weather warms up I ocassionally have the Nor Cal Margarita which is very refreshing when dining outdoors in the hotter months.

I used to drink Crown Royal and Diet Dr Pepper. Being Southern, I sure do miss that sweet sweet bourbon concoction! But I haven't really had much artificial sweeteners in over a year and the Diet DP has started tasting worse and worse the longer I am paleo. I still have one every few months, but they are becoming less enjoyable.

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03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

on July 22, 2011
at 12:18 AM

Amusingly, I never drank until paleo. Still despise wine and beer but my tastebuds have changed so much, and now I love a finely crafted, non-sugary cocktail!

Ea776df66c8277321b167e2ee3f22574

(316)

on July 22, 2011
at 03:10 PM

What finely crafted, non-sugary drinks do you like? I used to be a cider girl, but now I find them so sugary, so I'm looking for new options.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on July 22, 2011
at 04:56 PM

In a place with a good bartender, I'll give my preferences and ask for something custom. But usually I'll just peruse a cocktail menu and find something very herbal or with low sugar fresh squeezed juices (like lemon/lime), and ask for no simple syrup. At home it's pretty much the same principle: keep quality alcohol on hand and stick with herbs, juices, and extracts. One recent fave: blanco tequila, grapefruit juice, muddled cilantro. Or a moscow/gin gin mule with just a splash of a really good, strong ginger beer.

0
E5103bd115084c001999682686069a20

on July 21, 2011
at 11:41 PM

Nope! Sober!!!! WOOHOOO!!!

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1bc6523ff4130a673e2dd73850795b57

on July 21, 2011
at 06:34 PM

I gave up beer which was the HARDEST thing for me - I come from a beer drinking family and well, THEY haven't given up beer so every social family gathering we have has been hard; but my will has won everytime. I hate dealing with the bloated water retention problems afterwards not to mention the carb/crap cravings it causes for days afterwards. To think that I use to drink sooo much beer at any given time - it was like water to me. The side effects just aren't worth it anymore. I will still drink wine (some red but mostly white) and make special plans about once a month to enjoy a proper homemade margarita (calories be damned!). I found that whatever is in red wine causes my heart rate to increase in the middle of the night (weird), anyway, life's too short not to enjoy a good mixed drink or a nice bottle of wine.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 21, 2011
at 05:57 PM

Yes, but not often. I usually drink wine or ales. I figure Paleo people probably got at least some alcohol from fermented fruit - possibly fallen fruit just lying under the tree. If birds can get drunk on wild fruit, why not our ancestors?

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0b90a7029cead87fbd5e900495c6bc62

on July 21, 2011
at 03:39 PM

When I cheat it's usually with alcohol. I love real ale, especially stouts and porters (dark beers are very high in antioxidants, which are even more readily available than the ones in red wine). My initial worry was there was so many carbs in beer but I guess that in comparison there isn’t as many as you’d find in bread, pasta or bananas? You could also try armagnac, cognac, and bourbon whiskey which has some positive benefits too?

Oh and I have found that I get drunk quicker too, probably if you are in ketoisis I assume?

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799b54a0242cd9bdd9a16817972fe061

on March 23, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Paleo all week but booze on the weekends. Im a good 10 lbs from being as fit(cut) as I want to be because of it, but to stay home every night and not get a buzz going sounds pretty boring to me. However, with a buzz comes the desire to eat unhealthy so definitely not the best combo for staying fit.
So, to answer your question, I know for a fact I would workout at least one extra day if I didnt drink and consume a good 2,000 - 5,000 calories less a week. So, If you want the best results, drinking isnt an option. But, is a little more fat in the belly for a little more fun on the weekends worth it? That is what you have to ask yourself...

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:20 PM

**Anybody** over Duke, if you know what I mean. :)

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0e2772604bdb3627525b42d77340538b

on March 23, 2011
at 07:05 PM

Potato vodka. Red wine. I've given up beer, which I dearly loved. Thankfully, it doesn't taste nearly as good as it used to.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on March 22, 2011
at 11:11 PM

I love red wine and have a few bottles in my fridge right now. I just rarely can talk myself into drinking it because of how it tends to affect me. I always, always get bloated and retain water when I drink alcohol, it takes me 2-3 days to get rid of the affects. Even just one glass seems to do it to me. When I drink more often, it doesn't seem to happen, but what I think is that I just hold that same 2-3lbs all the time if I don't leave enough time after drinking.

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on March 23, 2011
at 12:23 PM

They are open Oliver! And I like my red wine cold. I know. I know.

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on March 23, 2011
at 03:21 PM

This makes me sad, to think of all those open bottles languishing in your fridge...

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on March 23, 2011
at 07:55 AM

red wine in the fridge? only put red in the fridge 20-30 mins before serving, unless it's a special fridge

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on March 23, 2011
at 03:34 PM

LOL Mr. Jones! It is such a mental battle for me with the wine. Or really, with the scale. I know it's just water weight but it messes with my mind to see the scale go up. I haven't tried it though now that I'm not on the water pills anymore. Maybe that's an experiment for this weekend!

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on July 21, 2011
at 10:47 PM

For every wasted bottle of red, a kitten dies. I need to come over and help you save the kittens :)

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on March 22, 2011
at 08:51 PM

I have never drank alcohol in my life. It just never interested me.

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on March 22, 2011
at 09:03 PM

when's the party

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on March 22, 2011
at 10:47 PM

I don't party. Hmm, maybe I just don't know how to live hahah, but drinking and partying never interested me.

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:51 AM

you are bound to be fitter as a result Rob

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on March 22, 2011
at 08:38 PM

i drink red wine at least once a week! in summer i think the norcal margarita is brilliant- i had been drinking something pretty similar long before paleo. never been a fan of really sweet mixed drinks. i do love a vodka tonic with lots of fresh lime. i make my own infused brandys and vodkas, too. not willing to give that up. in fact, this years big summer food project is my first attempt at rumtopf. im super excited! most of it will be given away as xmas gifts, but im not going to deny myself a little sumpthin'-sumpthin'.

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on March 22, 2011
at 08:12 PM

Red Wine is my "cheat" for the week since I don't eat dessert, so I allow myself 2-3 glasses over the weekend. Especially if i go out to eat with friends....when they are ordering their triple layer lava cake with ice cream, I order another glass of Pinot!!!!

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on March 22, 2011
at 08:15 PM

make mine a large one

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on March 23, 2011
at 04:12 PM

Your good health, Mrs Y

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on March 23, 2011
at 02:29 PM

cheers and sip it slow

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on March 22, 2011
at 07:56 PM

I gave up alcohol - used to have several glasses of red wine a week. I cut it out altogether for about 8 weeks going very strict paleo. Now I have probably one glass on the weekend and I barely get through the one glass. It's enough to satisfy me with the taste. If I have two glasses, I feel crummy the next day, for sure. Not only does this cut out sugar and unnecessary calories, I also find I eat more regular portions when drinking less.

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on March 22, 2011
at 07:09 PM

The last few years I've had some champagne on New Years, but I think I'm going to phase that out as well. I've tried to enjoy it, but it just makes me feel disoriented (in a bad way). That being said, I have terrible motion sickness that has in the past been alleviated via alcohol consumption. I have some trips coming up and I'm planning on getting loaded beforehand (flying, not driving) and seeing how it goes. I figure the liver damage from a couple drinks is roughly equivalent to what I'd experience with motion sickness drugs.

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on March 23, 2011
at 02:05 AM

love champagne but after i saw what it did to my glucometer 5 yrs ago....I give it out to my guests and open my Margaux.

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