I’ve decided to lay off the food for a bit, and go on the booze.
dude you need a new roommateI wish my room/mate would stop. Drinks easily a pint of vodka a night plus beer. Hides the bottles in the garage because he doesn't like when I drink. I finally quit - he hates fun and music and that's how I roll when I drink. I stopped to save from arguments and the cold shoulder all week because I dared to listen to Rush for an hour or two on my laptop. I know, I know, I'm just a terror!!
It's getting so bad he thinks people are videotaping him on their phones at work. He's a fucking mechanic, not a CIA agent for God's sake! He'll never go to the doctor because he knows what they will say; plus, he thinks HR or the insurance company will snoop on his records.
I don't drink either and it's for the same reason as you. Can't stand the taste, and it's so much so that I don't really understand why anyone would drink. Why drink something that tastes like shoe polish? To numb all your other senses? I dunno, I've never gotten drunk so I don't know how it's supposed to feel but I can't imagine it feels that good, even moreso that you have to drink quite a bit of something nasty just to get there.I don't have any alcohol problems 'cause I don't like the taste.
However, I understand why people booze. I get how quickly you can get addicted so fast..
That really depends. Your casual heavy drinkers will definitely gorge on food after a bender, but a lot of serious alcoholics barely eat anything at all. They're too busy drinking all day erryday to reach a point of intoxication that feels like semi-functional normalcy, and by that point they're often too wasted to care about shit like nutrition.Alcohol is also an appetite stimulant. By drinking less, you may also be eating less.
Glad you stopped when you did... A half gallon a day is an insane amount of booze. I actually had a roommate once who used to drink about 20-30 shots of Ten High whiskey a day. That fucker got so drunk so often that I felt positively normal in comparison. When he tried to quit, he decided that Xanax was a better idea... which ended up not being the case. Last I heard, he cleaned himself up and was a nuclear technician in the Navy.I lost about 20 pounds when I stopped drinking and I'm under 5ft and have never been more than 130 pounds. I also stopped smoking weed so I was just barely eating because my appetite was completely gone.
It was pretty nuts. I ended up stopping cold turkey and had a seizure. It was absolutely terrifying.
So the next time I stopped, I ended up getting medical attention to prevent that from happening and ended up going to rehab.
It took about 5 months for my hands to stop shaking. I was drinking a stupid amount though, like half a gallon a day.
Good for you for stopping. It's incredibly difficult but after a bit of time, you feel so much better about it.
My problem was that I didn't like just drinking, so I'd smoke a ton of weed while doing so, which makes you ravenously hungry. So I would eat quite a bit once I was sufficiently fucked up, like complete shit of course, but at least I was getting enough calories from actual food. The times that I didn't have any weed, I'd still drink like an asshole, but I noticed that I never got really hungry, and in fact would think, "Hmm... If I eat food I won't be able to get nearly as drunk. Fuck eating, booze it is!"That really depends. Your casual heavy drinkers will definitely gorge on food after a bender, but a lot of serious alcoholics barely eat anything at all. They're too busy drinking all day erryday to reach a point of intoxication that feels like semi-functional normalcy, and by that point they're often too wasted to care about shit like nutrition.
I guess that, at a certain point, your body is so used to and dependent on alcohol that it becomes the only thing it really cares about and responds to.
Can confirm in my case.Alcohol is also an appetite stimulant. By drinking less, you may also be eating less.