I have been eating Paleo and have not had a beer in over 2 weeks. I am a huge fan of beer, especially craft beers and local breweries. I know that there are gluten free beers out there, but is that enough? Will indulging in beer ruin what I have... (more)
So I am trying out low carb paleo for optimum results and I know what I'm about to ask may be redundant when avoiding fruits and starches by way of keeping to low carb in order to achieve weight loss... But, just out of general curiosity, if you... (more)
Yeah you'd think right? Yet alcohol seems to slow weight loss for most. I'd try to go without if you can. Life is short, however, and a little tequila every now and again can be a very good thing indeed.
Hi guys, My friends and I are visiting our old University for an annual bar crawl. I know the perils of excess drinking...but, I drink rarely and I'm looking forward to this event. I don't plan on remaining wasted for 12 hours straight, though I... (more)
So here's the deal. I'm a 22 year old female that just moved to a cool new city. I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy going out with friends, having a few (or more than a few) drinks, dancing my ass off,and then grabbing a bun-less burger at 3... (more)
I can't seem to find a definitive answer as to whether alcohol increases insulin levels. I've seen some info that suggests alcohol raises your sugar level, and other info that suggests it lowers your sugar level, but nothing about insulin... (more)
Has anyone had success using homemade Kava root tea with coconut milk to cure alcohol or smoking addiction. I've had Kava a few times in the past, and notice my urges to smoke cigs and drink beer disappear (same with smoking pot, although I can't... (more)
Not to be a total bummer, but when "Oh I'll just drink Kava instead" became the newest scheme for me to beat my alcohol and cigarette habit, as a charming 22 year old, I was just beginning to barely and naively chip at an iceberg which would takes... (more)
I have pinned down some of my food problems. After having chronic anxiety for a couple of years I've reduced it significantly through my new diet. As I've said before, sleeping like a baby! So... I've given up all grains, corn, sugar, most dairy... (more)
can you have alcohol on this diet/ i like vodka at night with fresh lemon juice
Ever since I started eating Paleo (about 3 months now), I've been doing a lot of experimentation and observation and I've really gotten to know my body. I tried doing VLC... didn't feel so great on it. I feel a lot better when I have sweet... (more)
Con: Alcohol is bad for you Pro: Alcohol has very alcohol-like effects on mood Given this delicate balance, are you going to drink on the evening of December 31st, 2011? If so, how much? Veteran paleohacker, Stabby, has written a treatise on... (more)
The Plan: I have a teeny tiny bottle of contraband hard cider that I will be quaffing with my dog on NYE whilst watching too many movies and snacking on scandalous treats. Not very exciting I agree but there is a method behind the chill... (more)
I hardly ever drink, but when I do its vodka soda with a lime or a NorCal margarita. I was reading MDA's post about alcohol and he said that a clear (or even brown) unflavored liquor has no fat, protein, or carbs. I was wondering if it can kick... (more)
My experience back when I first did Atkins and measured with the ketostix darned near obsessively, was "yes". And so when someone posted links over on my blog to studies on a Spanish ketogenic diet that included 200-400 mL wine per day, I... (more)
Hey all. I was bumping around the paleo inter-webs and came across this little nugget on ketosis: DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL IF YOU ARE KETOTIC! Alcohol is a powerful inhibitor of gluconeogenesis. In fact, it forces part of the... (more)
Hey everybody, I??m on a Paleo Diet for about 2 months now, and I??m pretty strict with myself, except when I go out partying. I ususally go out once in a week. In the Paleo Process I lost about 12 pounds, which was my goal since I was... (more)
Does anyone have any data regarding antioxidants in cognac. Also, are they influenced in any way by age of a product (older cognacs are usually much more expensive but do they have more antioxidants?).
Hello! I have been looking for a sublingual methylcobalamin (b-12) supplement, but they all seem to have sugar alcohols (sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol). Does anyone know where to get supplements (specifically methylcobalamin) that do not contain... (more)
I think the amount of sugar alcohol you would get from a sublingual preparation would be negligible. I personally wouldn't worry about it.
I was hoping someone with a better understanding of science could help me out. I just want to understand a little better what's happening with my body. First off, I believe I am a total carbohydrate addict. I've been known to eat sweets or... (more)
There are some studies showing that a majority of alcoholics have reactive hypoglycemia. I believe both issues exacerbate each other, as in, hypoglycemia can predispose one to alcohol addiction, and active addiction to these repetitive boluses of... (more)
Hi Folks, So I know that beer is pretty carb concentric and close to the antithesis of paleo; however, Halloween is approaching and my house is throwing a party. Since I will be one of the host, I am choosing beer over liquor to keep my wits... (more)
Ok, so I was out with friends last Sunday and had quite a few glasses of Ros?? wine (probably 7 or so glasses - we were buying in rounds). On Monday afternoon my hip joints (especially the right one) started to feel really tender and by Tuesday... (more)
Does it make sense to think that the fermentation process in creating alcoholic drinks (even beer) does a little bit to reduce the negative effects of the grains, etc. that are in there?
I'm looking for anyone out there with same problems who found a solution. I have all the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. About a month ago I went caffeine free and it's been making a big difference. However, I'm 23 years old and I used to drink a... (more)
My father is a 52-year old recovering alcoholic and current tobacco user (snuff chewing tobacco). He has been in recovery for about five years and has had mixed success...some streaks of "clean" (relative term for Paleohacks - in this case meaning... (more)
Cooking has become a hobby of mine since going Paleo. I always come across great French sauces with booze in them. I've heard Alton Brown say that alcohol never cooks away completely. But I wonder what effect a glass of wine or shot of two of... (more)
This is pretty much a follow up question to my "challenges of being primal at 21" question a few days ago. So this fall I will be heading to campus a few times a month to party with all my close friends. Obviously I won't have access to all the... (more)
When I have a glass of wine or two at night it definitely makes me sleepy and it's less than 5 minutes before my head hits the pillow and I fall a sleep. However, I normally wake up 1-2 times in the middle of the night when drinking wine. How... (more)
Okay, I'm trying to wrap my head around Stephan's recent post on insulin/Gary Taubes. Up to now I've been working under the idea that straight alcohol (e.g., vodka or whiskey) doesn't spike insulin, and therefore doesn't directly cause weight... (more)
Cheryl R. Hart & Mary K. Grossman book on low carb diet
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