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.