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11/14/11 1:33 P

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I am not a big drinker (never could hold my alcohol) but for my 50th birthday, I had a margarita with dinner. I would start feeling tipsy, sober up after about 30 minutes, drink a little more, get tipsy, sober up, etc. I didn't have a hangover but was amazed at how fast I got tipsy - and then sobered up. I still drink very, very little - just a couple of sips now and then. Have fun in Italy!

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11/14/11 6:35 A

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I have been on a such a trip myself, but before surgery. You are going to have a great time. This past weekend, I was at a wine tasting party where I would put about 1/2 ounce of wine in my glass and just wet my mouth with it. I made each one last a while, and then sampled a different wine on the next mini-refill. I drank about 2 oz spread over the course of 5 hours. I had no ill effects right away, but had a terrible hangover-like headache the next morning. I did not notice feeling overly drunk, probably because I drank such small amounts, and spread them out. I also am not a "dumper," so my experience might be different from yours. Dehydration is a bigger factor for me, and I did try to compensate by drinking plenty of water. You are realistically probably going to want to try a little sip at some point in your life. It might be better to experiment at home and find out your own unique reaction, rather than ruin a day of your vacation, or someone else's carpet at a party one day. That is my limited perspective. I have never been prone to alcoholism, and only drink moderately a few times a year at social events. I have not been "drunk" in about 20 years. If a person is prone to substance abuse, that is another matter entirely.

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11/14/11 1:58 A

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Alcohol will affect each of us differently just like different kinds of sugar affect each of us differently. If you dump from other sugars you will more than likely dump with alcohol too.
Unfortunately I do not dump from sugar and so I would probably not dump from alcohol however that does not mean that will drink alcohol and I will still probably only use it occassionally in cooking. I want to try Chef Daves recipe for chicken that he demonstrated at the NW Weight Loss Conference and that calls for white wine so I will probably use a little white wine for that recipe. I will buy a small bottle and probably later do a wine chicken recipe and then throw out the rest of the bottle as I do not want it hanging around my home.

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11/14/11 12:23 A

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Did it make you sick?

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11/13/11 11:38 P

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I transferred my food addition to alcohol. I have since dealt with both issues and I stopped drinking 3 1/2 years ago. I do cook with wine from time to time.

Edited by: COLLINSCJ2009 at: 11/13/2011 (23:39)
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11/13/11 11:31 P

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Thanks that was super helpful! I am just going to have to forego that Italian tradition, there is too much to do and see there and I sure don't want to be drunk or have a hangover! I think it will be easy to get protein in with the cured meats they serve as appetizers, or meals to me. Thanks again.
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11/13/11 10:31 P

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I found this link interesting.
http://bariatrictimes.com/2006/10/22/alc
ohol-and-the-gastric-bypass-patient/

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11/13/11 10:28 P

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We discussed drinking at the NW Weight Loss Conference. I stopped drinking many years ago and only use wine or beer in cooking a couple times a year for special dishes. I will try to remember some of the things they discussed. Connie Stapleton mentioned the high number of bariatric surgery patients who transfer their addictions from food to other additions and one of those was alcoholism. She reminded us that alcohol is just sugar and empty calories without any nutritional value and do we want to put healthy foods with nutritional value in our body and avoid nutritionless foods and beverages. Cari De La Cruz www.bariatricafterlife.com spoke about choosing to put healthy foods in our body and not to waste calories eating or drinking suger laden no calorie drinks. Plus she said to remember that you will feel drunk after just a couple of sips thanks to our re-arranged internal plumbing. contact her through her site and she will respond. That being said if you choose to have a few sips of wine on the trip that is your choice just be careful. You can dump on alcohol too as it is just condensed sugar!
I would treat it like any drink and not have it with a meal and only do a tiny sip and then give the glass to someone else.
There is so much more to see of Italy than wine. Enjoy the olive oils, cured meats, delicious vegetables, beautiful landscapes, interesting buildings, walking the quaint streets and exploring the countryside. Concentrate on that instead of the food and wine.

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11/13/11 10:08 P

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I am not a big drinker but my mom is taking me to Italy next month and I was wondering how a few sips of red wine would go over with my bypass. Any idea?

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