Alcohol is dangerous on several levels.
Yes, it relaxes you (but doesn't discourage exercise if you can motivate yourself to do that at the start of your day...). It relaxes your inhibitions in general, so you are not as disciplined on what you should or shouldn't eat, or how much.
But worse still is its effect on your metabolism. How your body processes alcohol, and the things you ingest with it, is just as damning. Even when you eat healthy foods with alcohol, the chemical process makes the worst of them it can.
The less alcohol, the better.
(And yes, I still have the occassional drink... But I have to monitor that very carefully because the reality is that I am a recovering alcoholic.... probably the first time I have really admitted it.)
All things in moderation, eh? ;)
On no account brood over your wrongdoing.
Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.
~ Aldous Huxley
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