Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by jmm, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. jmm

    jmm New Member

    I almost stopped drinking about 6 months ago, as I had lots of work on and was trying to get in shape (not quite stopped, but have a drink or two every few weeks at most). Now I'm stuffing my face most of the time to try to put on weight, and the idea of a couple of drinks per week is starting to appeal ;)

    The calories shouldn't be a problem - I could just eat slightly fewer carbs on days I have a glass of wine, to compensate... Is moderate drinking going to cause problems with training/gains, though, as obviously I could carry on (almost) not drinking...

    I know quite a few people who've stopped drinking along with going to the gym, but no-one seems that clear as to why it's bad. So if anyone's got a sense as to if/why it's bad, or links to studies on this, that'd be appreciated [​IMG]
  2. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    Excessive alcohol can negatively affect testosterone levels. But an occasional drink probably isn't hurting anything.
  3. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Excessive drinking is in the mind of the beerholder.
  4. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    I always thought that "beauty is in the eye of the beerholder"! [​IMG]
  5. scientific muscle

    scientific muscle New Member

    Moderate to light alcoholic consumption will not hurt you or your fitness. You are in the range of VERY LIGHT right now. Even one drink/day is light. It is impossible to say exactly how much alcohol is unhealthy, but more than one drink/day is getting closer to the fuzzy 'detrimental-to-your-health' line. If you are consuming only a few drinks/week you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Of course if you are consuming multiple drinks on a daily basis, not only is your liver getting pissed off, but you are dehydrating your body and doing other things which are not advantageous to muscle growth! [​IMG]
  6. jmm

    jmm New Member

    Great - just what I wanted to hear [​IMG] So, is moderate drinking in the eye of the half-pint holder ;)

    Personally, the downside with heavy drinking was the hangover's - when it's hard to crawl out of bed and you spend lots of a day praying to the porcelin god, that's not good for training, or eating, or just in general...
  7. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Alcohol also slows down your metabolism.

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