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Dry January

I decided to try the Dry January thing after husband went back to work after the festive hols. Didn't cut it out completely as I had people round for a dinner party last Saturday. Husband felt he needed the "taste" of something so has stuck to alcohol free beer all month (although he had red wine when our guests were here).

Totally shocked at the scales this morning, lost 7.5 lbs! Goes to show how much empty calories are in alcohol. Downside is I've been going to bed early with camomile tea. Tried lavender tea but it was diuretic, gave me really trippy dreams about being out and about with the Spice Girls and the feeling of a hangover
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Old 31.01.2020, 17:57
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Re: Dry January

After this day at work, no dry January for me........
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Old 31.01.2020, 18:15
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Re: Dry January

When I stopped drinking during the week, I started and continued to lose wait. It seems that beer was the source of all those extra calories.
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Old 31.01.2020, 19:01
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Re: Dry January

Iím currently doing keto, which works great for me. Lost 5kg in 4 weeks. I do like a bit of a tipple, so gin and Ďzeroí tonic equates to 30 calories and no carbs.
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Old 31.01.2020, 21:37
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Re: Dry January

Last time i drank gin I thought i was dying the next morning lol.
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I’m currently doing keto, which works great for me. Lost 5kg in 4 weeks. I do like a bit of a tipple, so gin and ‘zero’ tonic equates to 30 calories and no carbs.
What is the keto, exactly?

I heard the "what you really really want" in my dream a few days back, ugh.
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What is the keto, exactly?

I heard the "what you really really want" in my dream a few days back, ugh.
Very low carb, high protein and high fat diet (should qualify and say "good" fat) which causes ketosis.

Here is a good primer for those interested:

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto
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Very low carb, high protein and high fat diet (should qualify and say "good" fat) which causes ketosis.

Here is a good primer for those interested:

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto
A big thing is very restricted alcohol too .. No beer, no wine, diet mixers, white spirits..
But hey, most diets don't really allow alcohol.

Danger with keto is that is very easy to fall out of ketosis.. Maybe better on paleo ?
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What is the keto, exactly?
Snake oil.!
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A big thing is very restricted alcohol too .. No beer, no wine, diet mixers, white spirits..
But hey, most diets don't really allow alcohol.

Danger with keto is that is very easy to fall out of ketosis.. Maybe better on paleo ?
Since you mentioned it, here is another good article regarding the difference between keto and paleo diets

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326287.php
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I don't think I'll be into snakes anytime soon.
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I decided to try the Dry January thing after husband went back to work after the festive hols. Didn't cut it out completely as I had people round for a dinner party last Saturday. Husband felt he needed the "taste" of something so has stuck to alcohol free beer all month (although he had red wine when our guests were here).

Totally shocked at the scales this morning, lost 7.5 lbs! Goes to show how much empty calories are in alcohol. Downside is I've been going to bed early with camomile tea. Tried lavender tea but it was diuretic, gave me really trippy dreams about being out and about with the Spice Girls and the feeling of a hangover
What is your weight in KILOS? Otherwise losing 7,5 lbs has no meaning for us.

Replace bier with Whisky and water. Hardly any calories, Bier is for pussies! Except in summer when its 40 degrees!

And yes. January was one of the driest month on record!

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Very low carb, high protein and high fat diet (should qualify and say "good" fat) which causes ketosis.

Here is a good primer for those interested:

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto

So basically no bread, pasta and sugar!?
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So basically no bread, pasta and sugar!?
But sex can burn up alot of calories!
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I decided to try the Dry January thing...

Totally shocked at the scales this morning, lost 7.5 lbs! Goes to show how much empty calories are in alcohol.
Well done. Yes, alcohol contains calories but for me the killer is all the crap I feel I need to eat with it. Hard to have a glass of red wine at home without wanting to nibble some cheese. Beer? I find myself automatically reaching for the nuts and crisps. When I have a week or two off the sauce, I donít buy any of these snacks and am sure thatís what contributes a lot to the weight loss.
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So basically no bread, pasta and sugar!?
No potatoes, rice neither, I think. No fruits?

As long as nobody toucha ma avocad and bluberr, I am good.
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But sex can burn up alot of calories!
You are very optimistic. "Can" doesn't mean all people at all ages do.
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So basically no bread, pasta and sugar!?
Thatís right. Nor potatoes. Nothing starchy and high carb, no processed foods. But load up on meat, eggs, fish, cheese, and most veg. No beer but most alcohol is fine. Spirits have zero carbs, wine a few.

I go low carb from time to time and the weight drops off. Even better, cutting wheat out of my diet really makes me clearer headed and more alert. And seems to clear out my sinuses so I sleep much better.

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What is your weight in KILOS? Otherwise losing 7,5 lbs has no meaning for us.
Itís just over half a stone.
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Re: Dry January

I did the dry January thing - I think it's a useful exercise in resetting your alcohol consumption. When I've done it before, I've drunk a lot less in the following months.

I didn't lose any weight though which I suppose is a good thing.

I think this sums it up:

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