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Still sipping your wine?

Commented on November 03, 2013
Created November 01, 2013 at 9:42 PM

I'm a red wine Merlot kind of cave girl...but, had anyone noticed that a glass hits your system faster than before Paleo?

Good article~

http://wine.about.com/od/wineandhealth/a/Paleo-Wine.htm

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on November 03, 2013
at 12:20 AM

I agree about alcohol. I rarely consume it anymore. If I do the Skinny Margie thing, it's a shot glass and I am done. LOL And I'd better have food with it. But, I do love my red wine all year round. Sangria in the summer, and Merlots with dinner or appetizers, but even then I tend to save it for dining out or special occasions.

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on November 02, 2013
at 04:18 PM

carbs slow down the absorbtion of alcohol into teh blood system. Bread seems to be particularly good at this. I'd imagine it's the reduced carb intake. Currently rocking the Malbec and Chianti Grapes over here, but I am hardly a monogamist drinker.

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on November 02, 2013
at 12:05 AM

the avatar actually prompted my question

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on November 01, 2013
at 11:34 PM

Yeah, I was never a big drinker, although in my youth I "thought" I could drink like a guy (-; and I was visiting the porcelain God quite often. I made this observation about the reduction of any alcohol consumption as I got further into my Paleo lifestyle changes. A bottle of red could sit unopened for days. It truly is a lovely sight though...a juicy rare steak, steamed asparagus, and a deep red Merlot. Mmm.mm!

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on November 01, 2013
at 11:23 PM

I noticed that I recover well, too...but if I drink a glass of decent Merlot it doesn't matter much if it's before, with, or after a meal. I just feel it faster period since changing my lifestyle. I fel all warm and fuzzy. Now, IF I imbibe with anything stronger, it's top shelf tequila; crystal clear...a skinny margie with fresh squeezed limes. And, I'd better have a fatty meal or I'm toast! LOL

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on November 01, 2013
at 11:08 PM

I really do appreciate the comment on the post itself. The post is not meant to justify over consumption of alcohol by any means, just providing some evidence that appropriate levels of consumption likely won't have that big of an impact while on a true paleo diet. I have also wondered what full abstinence might do for me...hopefully trying it very soon.

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on November 01, 2013
at 11:07 PM

Agree with the shamelessness of the self promotion. It is very difficult to drive traffic to one's blog. Hopefully a day will come when I don't have to do the above anymore. However, it is still with the intent to help.

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on November 01, 2013
at 11:06 PM

I do, but they are similar to vibrams, without the toes. Very flexible and thin. Unfortunately, most golf courses frown upon playing in bare feet.

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on November 01, 2013
at 10:56 PM

I thought your avatar is a subtle way of assuring us that you do indeed wear shoes on the golf course...

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on November 01, 2013
at 10:54 PM

Yes, some people would say I play too much of it :-)

I call it my low level cardio

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on November 01, 2013
at 10:46 PM

Shameless self promotion but I have to say, great article! It really helps us paleos justify continued alcohol consumption. I never came so close to getting off the juice until I realized the benefits of paleo, feeling better than I thought possible, and wondered just how much difference abstinence would make.

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on November 01, 2013
at 10:42 PM

do you actually play golf barefoot Andy? (i'm not a golfer myself)

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on November 01, 2013
at 10:30 PM

Very interesting. I haven't' noticed this personally. However, the speed at which a drink hits me fully depends on if I drink it before, during, or after dinner. I do notice that I seem to recover from the drink quicker (ie. the effect doesn't last as long).

I wrote a bit about how a paleo lifestyle might actually protect us from detrimental effects of alcohol. Although it is still no excuse to over indulge :-)

http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/02/22/alcohol-and-leaky-gut-the-probiotic-protection-factor/

http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/07/09/alcohol-our-liver-the-saturated-fat-protection-factor/

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on November 01, 2013
at 10:46 PM

Shameless self promotion but I have to say, great article! It really helps us paleos justify continued alcohol consumption. I never came so close to getting off the juice until I realized the benefits of paleo, feeling better than I thought possible, and wondered just how much difference abstinence would make.

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on November 01, 2013
at 11:23 PM

I noticed that I recover well, too...but if I drink a glass of decent Merlot it doesn't matter much if it's before, with, or after a meal. I just feel it faster period since changing my lifestyle. I fel all warm and fuzzy. Now, IF I imbibe with anything stronger, it's top shelf tequila; crystal clear...a skinny margie with fresh squeezed limes. And, I'd better have a fatty meal or I'm toast! LOL

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on November 01, 2013
at 10:42 PM

do you actually play golf barefoot Andy? (i'm not a golfer myself)

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on November 02, 2013
at 11:57 PM

Wine consumption in the family has declined. I have made wine since 2007, and even with this, purely fermented grape juice with absolutely nothing else, it has declined. In my view, there was a significant drop after we ditched wheat, and another when we started avoiding heavy food dishes. Oil is no longer heated to high temperatures, everything is gently sautéed or braised. This is not a strictly paleo thing but I find that deep frying can be toxic, at least to me. I explain it due to the high acidity of wine, which probably helps digest the heavier foods. If the food is not heavy, you care less.

In defense of wine, there are few precious other ways to get anthocyanins in your diet, specially in winter which is when we drank the most wine. Spring and summer, white wine is preferred. Alcohol is, without a doubt, toxic, and by far the most carcinogenic substance (by serving) that we intake regularly.

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on November 03, 2013
at 12:20 AM

I agree about alcohol. I rarely consume it anymore. If I do the Skinny Margie thing, it's a shot glass and I am done. LOL And I'd better have food with it. But, I do love my red wine all year round. Sangria in the summer, and Merlots with dinner or appetizers, but even then I tend to save it for dining out or special occasions.

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on November 02, 2013
at 06:07 PM

Thanks for your input (-: Cheers to y'all and enjoy whatever libation you prefer. I do miss bread and cheese. Bummer. Hey, while on that subject...any good non-grain bread recipes to share. I have a few, but want to hear about a recipe that someone has actually made and enjoyed. I have a sour dough recipe from a friend who is gluten free but haven't started it. I'd welcome some debating on "bread" from my paleo peeps!

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on November 01, 2013
at 11:55 PM

I was a full on beer brewer and winemaker pre paleo. However it got to the point that I could no longer drink as everything tasted bitter beyond sucking on lemons. It was I believe my body telling me to cut the alcohol out of my life. I wasn't a volume drinker, just 2-3 beers a day or 2 glasses of wine or a Martini but with the drinks came the chips & nuts and too much pizza.

I don't drink anymore, it has been two years and I really don't miss it because I know that it was shortening my life drastically.

So the answer is I haven't a clue what how it affects me post paleo - LOL.

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on November 01, 2013
at 10:30 PM

I find that I've inadvertently cut back on the juice since starting Paleo. I was never a heavy drinker, more of a nightly few type. Thing is my "few" often swung up to 4-5. Rarely below 3. These days it's more like 1-3 and frequently none. I honestly never thought that'd be enough but I can feel the hit from a single drink now and the urge to drink is mysteriously diminished.

I mostly stick to the hard stuff on ice but make allowances for red wine. It's not that I think liquor is more healthy; there's always more wine in my cabinet than liquor. It's just so much more convenient to come home from work, throw some ice and bourbon in the cup, and chill.

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on November 01, 2013
at 11:34 PM

Yeah, I was never a big drinker, although in my youth I "thought" I could drink like a guy (-; and I was visiting the porcelain God quite often. I made this observation about the reduction of any alcohol consumption as I got further into my Paleo lifestyle changes. A bottle of red could sit unopened for days. It truly is a lovely sight though...a juicy rare steak, steamed asparagus, and a deep red Merlot. Mmm.mm!

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