lmlmrn wrote: »
@MissMay Thank you for the visual! It's an eye opener
Womona wrote: »
Another day AF. I kind of wanted one after work but didn’t imbibe. I will this weekend though.
So we have this no carb challenge at work. I ate a light dinner, am still a little peckish but but don’t want to pork out right before bed, so none of my usual carby snacks. What’s on TV? All the food shows! My husband constantly flips between Man vs food, Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, etc. etc. all these delicious foods on screen! Ugh! Had to go into our room to read. And my son and his friends are making homemade pizza at the house tonight. Temptation everywhere! It’s worse than being tempted by alcohol!
MissMay wrote: »
Throwing in some points to ponder:🤔
Tolerance to alcohol
It’s important not to assume that, even if you aren’t regularly ‘getting drunk’, that you are drinking within the low risk guidelines. People who drink regularly build up a tolerance. This might mean that you notice the effects of alcohol less but the fact is that the more you drink the greater the risk to your health. If you are building up tolerance that could be an early sign of alcohol dependence. If you think you might be dependent on alcohol, or if you have physical withdrawal symptoms (e.g. shaking, sweating, nausea before you have your first drink of the day) then you should seek medical advice from your GP before you stop drinking.
What's a standard unit of alcohol?
It's not as simple as one drink, one unit.
The size and strength of your drink will determine the number of units it contains. A glass of wine can range between just over one unit and more than three units depending on the size of the glass and type of wine. And people who choose to drink at home tend to pour measures that are larger than you get at a pub, bar or restaurant. So you could be regularly drinking far more than you think.
Weekly drink recommendations not more than 14 standard drinks/ not more than 2 standard drinks per day.
MissMay wrote: »
@Amanda_Brit_Expat and @Tesha231 you are welcome for the information. Seeing is believing.@Amanda_Brit_Expat I have witnessed for blown liver disease with my first husband(deceased because of it) You are correct, liver disease allows you to keep functioning supposedly normally until it is too late.
He owed his own labor intense business. Worked extremely hard. Did not drink at work. His drinking hours were between 5:00- 9:00. He could drink heavily the night before and fully function the next day without fail.
He had no idea he had cirrhosis of the liver when he first started noticing some odd health concerns. He had no drink limits. He would continue filling up his glass the second it was close to being empty.
I wish I had known about this chart back then, it may, in some small way helped him.
Yes women are supported to have lower drink limits both daily and weekly here in the United States. The UK has a different set of guide lines and limits(which I always thought weird).
I use an app called Mydrinkaware. It is UK but I am in the USA.
So happy you are both doing so well in drinking less.
Lilylady3k wrote: »
Unexpected dinner out Brandini’s lettuce wrap burger, no fries & Paco y Lola Albarino (1 glass of dry white wine).
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