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Friendly advice for the non-alco drinkers...

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    Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭ MouseMan01


    I drank a bit during my 20s and 30s. slowed down after. Now 42. Gave up entirely after I got back into a sports routine.

    I went from 3/4 cans, a few times a week. To many, many non-alcos daily.

    Bit of advice for the non-alco drinkers among the group. I mostly drank becks blue small bottles. They are low-calorie, low sugar. Pain in the ass to get rid of the bottles though.

    Switched briefly to cans. Bavaria, Tesco non-alco.

    If you've done something similar. I'd advise you to watch your sugar intake. Obviously any non-alco is probably better than an alcoholic drink for an addict.

    However, diabetes, weight gain, premature aging, skin problems etc.... is not ideal either. All among the ailments of people who get more than 10% of their calories through sugar daily over an extended period of time.

    My new vice is Monster, low-calorie, zero sugar cans. They have a bite to them, come chilled and come in 500ml cans.

    I'm awaiting the verdict on whether they are safe or not from my Monster can post in the nutritional forum on boards.

    Long story short. If you find yourself leaning on the non-alcos as a way off the booze. Don't forget about the sugar profile.

    The Recommended Daily Allowance for sugar is 90 grams for males I believe. You'll reach that quota naturally with the sugars in a healthy diet.

    Some non-alco cans contain nearly 20 grams of sugar. Drink sparingly.


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    MouseMan01 wrote: »
    I drank a bit during my 20s and 30s. slowed down after. Now 42. Gave up entirely after I got back into a sports routine.

    I went from 3/4 cans, a few times a week. To many, many non-alcos daily.

    Bit of advice for the non-alco drinkers among the group. I mostly drank becks blue small bottles. They are low-calorie, low sugar. Pain in the ass to get rid of the bottles though.

    Switched briefly to cans. Bavaria, Tesco non-alco.

    If you've done something similar. I'd advise you to watch your sugar intake. Obviously any non-alco is probably better than an alcoholic drink for an addict.

    However, diabetes, weight gain, premature aging, skin problems etc.... is not ideal either. All among the ailments of people who get more than 10% of their calories through sugar daily over an extended period of time.

    My new vice is Monster, low-calorie, zero sugar cans. They have a bite to them, come chilled and come in 500ml cans.

    I'm awaiting the verdict on whether they are safe or not from my Monster can post in the nutritional forum on boards.

    Long story short. If you find yourself leaning on the non-alcos as a way off the booze. Don't forget about the sugar profile.

    The Recommended Daily Allowance for sugar is 90 grams for males I believe. You'll reach that quota naturally with the sugars in a healthy diet.

    Some non-alco cans contain nearly 20 grams of sugar. Drink sparingly.

    My other half is hooked on lucozade and is cutting back after a number if years on it. He's started drinking 0.5 % alcohol 'free' beer on social occasions but it's getting a little more frequent he says it makes him feel more sociable. He can stay up later.. Usually goes to bed super early and is able to socialise easier. Could this be he's just hyped up on the sugar content, or could it be coz he feels he's more socially accepted? I don't like him drinking it, can't stop him. But I've told him I don't want it in the house he's not happy about it but he said he won't bring anymore into it. But I worry this will lead to him hiding it it does change his behaviour, he will stay out later and ignore a text from me. Whereas if I am out even for a walk and he comes home and I'm not there it's OK for him to be phoning me wondering whta I'm up to.aybe I'm making a bigger deal out of this than needs to be but I feel if I accept this change of him having a few bottles on the weekend jn the house than how far will he push it if he decided to drink again. He said he has no intention of. I don't know what to believe I should just get on with my own stuff really but it just brings back that horrible fear and feeling when he used to drink and I can't shake it.


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