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Went drinking last night... IF today?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Last night became a cheat night... not a BAD one, but bad enough. Rice, and Caesar salad (was with my boyfriend's family), and a beer and a half.

1) Should I IF today? I usually IF from 2 or 4 in the afternoon to 8am the next day. Last night I stopped drinking around 9... should I fast till 12 or just eat at 8? I can go either way. I just want to do what is healthiest for me to recover.

2) Is it normal for beer to make you poop? I always find after drinking it I have to get up very early in the morning, not at my regular time, to poop. Not usually diarrhoea, but very smelly. I was gluten-free for 4 years before starting to drink beer again (boyfriend + rural location... in the city I drank cider. None on tap out here), so not sure if this is normal clearing of the system because of the alcohol, or if it's the gluten (I don't drink much, maybe once a month).

Thanks in advance.

A0c6d1e41fc0441b593a05050aefada7

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on March 17, 2013
at 07:02 PM

hmm... I guess I can understand that perspective. Was just looking for how to restore balance the fastest, however. Ended up eating at my normal time, and feel fine :)

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:45 PM

Those nuts have phytate, brah

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:36 PM

I didn't downvote, but I'd speculate that they didn't downvote for the cheat, but the idea that you should fast as some sort of penance or the idea that fasting will somehow negate the effects of the alcohol, or the idea that someone else can tell you what is going to be best for your body.

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:34 PM

I think gluten of any kind can pack on the pounds. Check out "The Wheat Belly" article online. I'm not too worried about gaining weight, as I need to gain.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:33 PM

I have started to have that very same idea myself lately. Not showering, flossing teeth being a Neolithic vanity, punishing oneself by fasting for having a drink or skipping a workout, oral sex causing throat cancer, eating unlimited amounts of food so long as it's not the dreaded carbs... just a few things I have read in the last few days. I have to take a step back and remember that there are a few people with sense left here.

A0c6d1e41fc0441b593a05050aefada7

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:33 PM

Yes, that's what I usually do- wait until hungry.

A0c6d1e41fc0441b593a05050aefada7

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:33 PM

Seriously, someone down-voted me because I had a cheat day? God forbid I'm a real person who isn't as strict as some.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:31 PM

I would argue that she should always wait until she's hungry to eat, not just because she had some rice and beer the previous night.

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5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on March 17, 2013
at 12:30 PM

If your stomach feels crappy and full (I know mine does after drinking/eating crappy), I would fast for as long as you can until you actually feel hungry, then eat a small portion of some good quality protein and veg. I also find sipping on bone broth and drinking kombucha/water throughout the day as needed helps me recover after quickly. Generally I keep it very simple and very light.

As for beer making you poop, I find that any kind of alcohol throws off my 'routine' bathroom breaks. My body just wants to get that crap (no pun intended :p) out of my system ASAP. I think most people probably experience the same kind of not so nice bathroom exps after a night of drinking, so I'd say its normal.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:31 PM

I would argue that she should always wait until she's hungry to eat, not just because she had some rice and beer the previous night.

A0c6d1e41fc0441b593a05050aefada7

(342)

on March 17, 2013
at 05:33 PM

Yes, that's what I usually do- wait until hungry.

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on March 17, 2013
at 01:17 PM

Alcohol is a gut irritant, so yes it usually gives me loose stools and cramping afterwards (i have ibs). The dairy in the caesar salad might have also had a laxative effect if you're not used to dairy.

By the way, that's really not too bad of a cheat, imho. So don't be too hard on yourself. I find I recover better from drinking with a solid meal in me the next day, once I feel hungry. But that's just me.

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:21 PM

you people are all nuts

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:45 PM

Those nuts have phytate, brah

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 17, 2013
at 05:33 PM

I have started to have that very same idea myself lately. Not showering, flossing teeth being a Neolithic vanity, punishing oneself by fasting for having a drink or skipping a workout, oral sex causing throat cancer, eating unlimited amounts of food so long as it's not the dreaded carbs... just a few things I have read in the last few days. I have to take a step back and remember that there are a few people with sense left here.

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F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on March 17, 2013
at 04:46 PM

IF is a great way to deal with drinking and/or eating "indiscretions".

My IF's are typically from last night's dinner to (hopefully) dinner the next night or a maybe something small about mid afternoon.

A beer & half isn't super bad but combined with the rice probably gave you "carb overdose".

Yeah, beer can have that effect. :(

Here's an interesting article on the effects of drinking on metabolism and helps explain why drinking & especially beer drinking helps pack on the fat.

Short answer: If you're going to drink....vodka, soda w/ a twist or red wine. And only a few....

otherwise take a look at the links.

cheers Bob

http://graemethomasonline.com/beach-body-or-beer-belly-alcohol-and-your-physique/

and what to drink to minimize the effects

http://www.efficientdrinker.com/

http://www.efficientdrinker.com/beer/

A0c6d1e41fc0441b593a05050aefada7

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:34 PM

I think gluten of any kind can pack on the pounds. Check out "The Wheat Belly" article online. I'm not too worried about gaining weight, as I need to gain.

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