********CHRISTMAS DRINKING*********

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  1. SlimmerSu

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    I POSTED THIS EARLIER IN THE YEAR, BUT IT SEEMS MORE RELEVANT NOW:


    I found this on another thread, and thought it might be a good idea to post it up seeing as we are getting nearer to the festive season:

    DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL IF YOU ARE KETOTIC!
    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.

    I hope this helps anyone who is thinking of drinking whilst on this diet x x
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    thanks for posting this Su. Staying tfr up to xmas is tempting as refeeding is a daunting thought. but not at the risk of this... bring on the refeed and enjoy your christmas drinks in safety x
     
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    XxAbbiexX23 Dieting & Mummy To Ethan

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    I'm looking forward to having a drink at Christmas. Got one of those pina colada cocktail things from Asda on standby. :D
     
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    It will be great for you, as it will be Ethans first Chrimbo!! x x x
     
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    XxAbbiexX23 Dieting & Mummy To Ethan

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    Yeah, he's got a waiter babygro thing from Asda and he's gonna wear that while he gets to munch his christmas dinner haha! I'm gonna get him an elf costume because it has to be done :D
     
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    Bless!!!!! Get some pictures on here or facebook... I would love to see him in his outfits!! x x x
     
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    I will do! :D Godddddddd I'm so bored tonight! Ugh!
     
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