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S: 17st1lb C: 14st9lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 2st6lb(14.23%)
my boyfriend had his leaving do thing at work and i made him promise me not to drink any alcohol as i know it is really REALLY dangerous and we have been on 33 for 3 weeks other than me n him having an ss+ meal yesterday and him having an ss+ lunch for the work thing, he has just told me he has had a pint, and hes feeling it realy bad but he cant see why im so upset about this, can someone else explain why it is so bloody dangerous please, he says hes only had one, but at 1st he said he didnt have any so i dont know if i can believe its just the one...im ready to KILL him, :mad:
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I'm not on CD yet but i came accross this posted in the FAQ section of CD
Hi all,

I cannot remember where I got this snippet from but it may be worth a read as we are now coming into the Christmas period and temptation is always around the corner!!

Link found: Post-exercise ketosis, ketone bodies

Alcohol is a powerful inhibitor of gluconeogenesis. In fact, it forces part of the gluconeogenic metabolic process into reverse. This means that if all the glucose in the blood is being derived from gluconeogenesis then the consumption of alcohol will inevitably cause the blood glucose level to fall. Worse still, the alcohol also stops ketone body production, thus leaving the brain entirely without fuel.
A person who is ketotic is 100% reliant on gluconeogenesis to maintain adequate levels of glucose in the blood. If, under these circumstances alcohol is taken, the person will become disorientated and might lose consciousness, not just from the alcohol, but from low blood sugar. Needless to say, this could be very dangerous, and even fatal.
Alcohol does not have these effects if the glycogen stores in the liver are normal. Under these circumstances the blood glucose level in the blood is maintained by the breakdown of liver glycogen, a process that is not influenced by alcohol. If a person becomes confused under these circumstances it is due simply to the pharmacological effects of the alcohol!


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S: 17st1lb C: 14st9lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 2st6lb(14.23%)
thanks ill show that to him, wont make a blind it of differnce tho grrr


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S: 17st1lb C: 14st9lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 2st6lb(14.23%)
thanks he says he feels fine now but i am not letting him drive

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