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Drinks A Day Could Be Too Much?

In the world of health and fitness there are many opinions about what is too much alcohol consumption. Some say it’s not good to consume more than 1 drink a day. Others say that drinking up to 3 drinks a week is fine. Still others say that you shouldn’t even try to get drunk at all!

The truth is, no matter which side you’re on, it doesn’t really matter because if you continue to drink then your body will eventually break down and become dependent upon alcohol. It may be tomorrow or it may be in 30 years, but what really matters is that alcohol is a poison and your body doesn’t need it.

So what does this all mean?

It means you should decide how much alcohol is too much for you today. Maybe it’s 1 drink a month, maybe it’s 7 drinks a week, or maybe it’s none at all. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s working for you and you’re not dependent upon it.

When we talk about how much is too much, we’re really talking about the negative effects of alcohol on your body. These effects can be felt immediately or they can be felt over time. Either way, they can affect you physically as well as mentally and even your occupation.

We’re not here to judge, if you like to drink then that’s fine, just don’t over do it. You don’t want to wake up 10 years from now and realize you wasted a part of your life sitting on the couch feeling miserable. Also, be careful around other people that drink too much.

It only takes one time at the wrong place at the wrong time for something bad to happen to you.

The following are some of the many effects of alcohol that can occur if you drink too much:

Liver disease

Stomach problems

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Dehydration

Cancer

Heart Problems

Depression

Memory Loss

Kidney Disease

These are just some of the problems you can experience. The good news is, most of these problems are completely reversible. The bad news is, most of these problems will require medical attention, which can be expensive and even worse, some of them can be life-threatening.

How Much Alcohol Is 2 Drinks A Day

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Last year I was reading an article that stated the government recommends that men should no drink more than 2 drinks a day and women should not have more than 1.5 drinks a day. When I read this article I thought it was ridiculous because it doesn’t take into account that some people will have an alcohol tolerance and others will not.

Some people can drink more than others.

So while I don’t think there is a concrete answer to how much alcohol is too much for someone, I do believe that the government recommendations are way off. I mean 2 drinks a day is nothing. Even I have more than that on an empty stomach and I’m not even an alcoholic!

So let’s look at this from a scientific standpoint.

A standard drink is equal to 0.6 ounces or 14 grams of pure alcohol. The amount that your body can process at one time generally falls between 0.25 and 0.75 ounces per pound of body weight.

For example, a person that weighs 150 pounds can process between 37.5 and 62.5 grams of pure alcohol per hour.

The calculation is health = 0.75 * weight(lbs).

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So if we use the middle amount of 0.5 and our example person that weighs 150 pounds, this would mean they could process between 75 grams and 112.5 grams of pure alcohol per hour.

To calculate how many standard drinks this is, we multiple the number of grams by 0.6. So in this case our number would be 48.

If we divide this number by 1.5, we get the amount of drinks this would equal out to be. This would be equal to about 3.67 drinks.

So in conclusion, this person could have 3.67 drinks every hour and they would be below the governments recommendations. The funny thing is, the more fit you are, the better your alcohol tolerance becomes.

So a professional athlete that weighs 150 pounds could probably drink more than 4 drinks an hour.

If you enjoy drinking, then I would definitely recommend exercising and making sure you drink a lot of water. This will help your overall health.

Most people have no idea how powerful the mind and body connection is. If you think you are drunk then chances are you actually are. So if the room is spinning and you feel like you’re going to pass out, then you probably are about to pass out!

Find a seat quick!

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The only other thing I can recommend is eat something before you drink. I mean anything. A piece of bread will help.

There are even special drinks out there that have food in them. You can keep some of these in your bar if you want.

Whatever you do, make sure you always eat something before you drink. It will help to prevent the negative effects of alcohol. Of course, if you drink on an empty stomach you’re still going to get drunk.

You just might feel a little bit better with less of a hangover.

When you drink on an empty stomach, it’s pretty easy to drink too much and end up with alcohol poisoning. The last thing you want is to vomit while you’re passed out somewhere and choke to death. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

If you have any issues with alcohol, I would strongly recommend that you see a doctor or therapist before drinking again. Some people unfortunately have an alcohol addiction and don’t even know it. Fortunately, there are doctors and drugs to help if this is the case.

If you just don’t want to drink too much, I would also recommend seeing a medical professional. They can give you drugs that will help you limit your drinking.

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