How do you control your alcohol intake?

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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#51 Post by Andy Ryle » August 28th, 2018, 9:32 am

Chris Foley wrote:
September 8th, 2016, 12:36 pm
I control my alcohol intake by swallowing.
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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#52 Post by Mattstolz » September 1st, 2018, 10:23 am

i try to limit to one glass a night during the week, and normally 2-3 on a special night or weekend. I also try to take a night off each week. I think a consistent low intake is better than a roller coaster intake that averages out to the same number of glasses per week, and its always been easier for me to control binging with anything whether its food, alchohol, or anything else, by practicing moderation than by abstaining and allowing myself to go crazy occasionally.

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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#53 Post by DaveStein » October 11th, 2018, 5:25 pm

When the bottle is empty, open another. If there aren't anymore, i'm done for the night.
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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#54 Post by riaz syed » October 26th, 2018, 5:48 am

By driving. No, seriously. Instead of drinking junk whilst out, now drive and have a glass or two of something decent when I get in.

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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#55 Post by Peter Papay » November 15th, 2018, 10:10 pm

riaz syed wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 5:48 am
By driving. No, seriously. Instead of drinking junk whilst out, now drive and have a glass or two of something decent when I get in.
Riaz, not sure if I follow your argumentation. Are you suggesting to drive and therefore limit the amount of drinks you consume?

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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#56 Post by jbray23 » December 1st, 2018, 11:53 pm

Peter Papay wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 10:10 pm
riaz syed wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 5:48 am
By driving. No, seriously. Instead of drinking junk whilst out, now drive and have a glass or two of something decent when I get in.
Riaz, not sure if I follow your argumentation. Are you suggesting to drive and therefore limit the amount of drinks you consume?
I think he’s saying only drink at home...
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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#57 Post by Russell Faulkner » December 2nd, 2018, 12:34 am

I wake up 2-4 times a week at 04:30 to ride bikes.

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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#58 Post by dsGriswold » December 2nd, 2018, 11:24 am

Getting older has done it for me. I once asked my father why he didn't drink anymore. Now I know and my mother only drank on social occasions, drinking alone was not her thing. Some family members on my mother's side and my brother had a problem with drink. Driving while old is problem enough, no need for complications. [snort.gif]
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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#59 Post by Peter Papay » December 3rd, 2018, 4:41 pm

dsGriswold wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 11:24 am
Getting older has done it for me.
That will certainly do it. I noticed the same with my parents. An opened bottle would linger around for weeks.

I wonder if drinking in moderation at younger age will allow you to stay in better health and therefore allow you to enjoy your goodies at a later stage in life? newhere

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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#60 Post by H Wallace Jr » December 4th, 2018, 9:24 am

For me- A healthy change in diet, early AMs at the gym, and having a pregnant (now nursing) wife. I still have wine almost every night, but often just a glass. I either share a bottle at dinner with my in-laws, or watch a bottle over multiple days. On the weekends, I am more apt to cook larger meals leaving more time at the table for wine.
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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#61 Post by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N » December 30th, 2018, 5:14 pm

Peter Papay wrote:
September 7th, 2016, 6:12 pm
Probably not a very popular topic to be posted on a wine lovers website, but anyway its something very important to me. To keeps things under control I abstain from alcohol consumption during the week. My wife and I will make some exemptions (holidays, birthdays, entertainment,..) but will keep it typically within a glass. You may say we limit ourselves to social drinking during the week and because of our busy working styles there is not much entertainment, ergo not much alcohol.
Weekends are different and I open a bottle for the sake of just tasting it and usually finish it off. Add in a cigar and some single malt, gush it down with some beer, have another wine with the meal,....
Its a bit of a roller coaster ride from nothing during the week and then having the feeling to catch up on the weekend.
Nice pic Peter! I do a few things, mainly centered on moderating vs restricting intake.

1) I often drink less frequently during the week but do enjoy wine on weeknights. When doing so, I keep a few 1/2 bottles from Sauternes on hand. ON OPENING a bottle, I'll pour half into the half bottle and cork it BEFORE decanting or starting into it, and save half for later. Pouring off have and sealing it is important as it is more difficult to stop 1/2 way through a bottle. Also, pouring into the half bottle on opening limits the air exposure and the remainder will be good for several days. I often do this on the weekend and only infrequently consume a full bottle.

2) Mix up the alcohol. Sometimes a small serving of Chinato, Grappa or Cognac is satisfying whereas a single glass of wine usually leads to 1/2 a bottle.

3) When at wine dinners KEEP THE POUR SMALL. I enjoy the experience of tasting lots of different wines and comparing them, but have no ambition to get drunk or drink to excess. Moderating the intake also leads to being able to taste the wines served later in the dinner...

4) Having moderate alcohol during the week (not every night) leaves me going into the weekend without feeling any need to 'catch up'. I'll often have a full bottle of wine Friday night, starting with dinner but that has more to do with relaxing after the work week and not having to be too productive Saturday morning...

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Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

#62 Post by Peter Papay » January 23rd, 2019, 3:04 am

Looks like you have a good system going for you Ross!

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