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Over drinking
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AsLongAsIHaveMyTea · 22/06/2020 08:47

I hate getting really drunk but it feels like something that can’t be avoided in certain circumstances. I hate that I feel rubbish the next day and most often the day after too. I eat awful food the next day too, and I’m trying to lose weight so that’s not helpful. I do love that first sip of a cold drink on a hot day but I’d I’m honest I’d be happy to stop at that. But in social situations I find it really hard to just stick to one or have soft drinks etc. I don’t feel this with family or with my husband- I’m totally fine to stick to one but the pressure of friends “why are you being so GOOD” “oh come on it’s the weekend” etc. Does anyone have advice for this?
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caramac04 · 22/06/2020 08:54

Social pressure is unfair and (not deliberately) unkind.
I tend to drink more in company but find that having soda and wine in a 50/50 or 70/30 mix helps as even if I gulp it, the alcohol is balanced by the soda water. Far fewer calories too.
Also, I might have a couple of gin and slimline tonics but then go on to alternate with tonic , no gin. People don’t realise it’s just tonic so no pressure.
The same could be done for other spirits and mixers. Again, fewer calories.

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