my new limit is 2 glasses of wine (really one is more than enough) or one martini and not the kind that comes with a shaker. My tolerance has dropped along with me losing weight and the lower "bread" type carbs make a big difference. I just think its a bonus because I can pocket the savings. I n the wheat-belly cook book there is a list of GF free alcohol, plus there is a section at me co-op for GF free beer and hard ciders that my husband has been trying out.
I had two glasses of wine with dinner at a restaurant last nite - had a grilled chicken swiss sandwich with no bun - and WOW the wine hit me hard! no carbs to soak it all up this time!! Then I went home and ate two mini sticky buns that my boyfriend made a few days ago. Yikes! Well I learned my lesson. ;)
A year ago I would get dizzy after drinking half a glass--if that. I have been under alternative healthcare including osteopathic care and now can have a glass of wine no problem. Mainly I use wine in my cooking, fish, chicken, and marinara sauces... but it's really nice to have the option.
6 month update: nope. I tried a glass of wine again and the next day I was so sore and tired and achy---not worth it.
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I also stopped drinking basically after my 20's as it just hurt too much (could feel it in my joints immediately and headaches).
My best guess would be that while injesting gluten your intestine doesn't absorb the food nutrients - most goes straight through. I would guess the same would go for alcohol.
Now that you are gluten free and your body is working better and absorbing things, it is doing a "better" job of absorbing the alcohol too and so you will feel the effects more than you would have done before being gluten free.
Can't help you with this one because I stopped drinking alcohol along time ago when I kept getting headaches from just one glass. Not worth it to me. That was in my early 20's and I am in my mid 50's now
Edited by: DJ4HEALTH at: 10/29/2012 (23:14)
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I noticed a difference also. I come from a long line of Irish alcoholics, leading to a high tolerance. My 1st drinking forray after GF was at a big wine tasting I had gone to before without an issue. I felt fine then it all hit at 1 time and was plastered, the others I was with were from out of town, we had to wait 5-6hours for me to sober up to get us home. Now I can feel the effects on 1 drink.
So I went out the other night to the bar. I stuck to drinking just wine because I can't bother the bartender when it's so busy to make sure the alcohol is gluten free. Anyway, I just had a few glasses of wine and I was trashed. I've had wine before and I've never gotten that bad before. I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed becoming more sensitive to alcohol since they're become gluten free. I did stuff when I got home I didn't even remember. I've never done stuff I couldn't remember before, even when I've had way more alcohol than that day. The diet seems to be the only difference.
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