Originally Posted by sacha
I'm pregnant right now so I haven't had a drink in 9 months
When I was PG, I thought I was going to D.I.E. I missed beer the most. So I tired every non-alcoholic beer I could find (Beck's makes the best, with Guinness's 'Kaliber' a close second). NA beers have JUST as many calories as alcoholic beer, but none of the happiness at the bottom of the bottle.
I CRAVED beer when I was PG. (In fact, I think it was the only thing I craved... and not even the alcohol part of it - I missed the cold frosty bubbly goodness of a good, tasty beer on a hot summer day while sitting out on my deck)
(Do I sound like an alcoholic yet?)
Anyway... I refuse to give it up. I love wine, I love beer, I love mixed drinks. But I can have one or two and be happy. What I have started to do is I am limiting myself to ONE weekday evening where I can work some drinks into my plan for that day and ONE weekend evening. (I have beers with a friend of mine on Wed. nights and we chit chat and talk about our sons and hubbies)
Not only does alcohol have calories and weaken your inhibitions, but it also depletes your body of vitamins. When you drink, you body stops digesting fat and your liver gets to work trying to rid your body of the 'toxin'. Alcohol works every way it can to prevent weight loss.
So... I am cutting back. I would love a thread that focused on limiting or giving up. I am going to the bar with my sister tonight... and I am going to drink Cran & Seltzer's.
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