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Glad to get the update! Stay well

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Honestly I think alcohol was the downfall of my maintenance phase. My body metabolize it faster and a drink or two when you get it. This led to me wanting to drink more and over the years I definitely added weight to my body because my eating habits haven’t changed much

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Because I plot my weight with MyFitnessPal, I've been able to see how incredibly much Water retention occurs when I indulge in drinking beer for a few days in a row. I can gain up to four pounds of bloating which remains in my system for about a week after I've stopped drinking the beer. Then I finally return to my normal weight.

This doesn't happen when I drink lite beer, though. I really think I'm going to stop drinking regular beer altogether, though, not only because of the water retention but because just one can causes a relatively awful sense of inebriation that can last up to three hours.

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With my surgeons blessing I tried alcohol just recently (4.5 months out) keeping in mind that it is empty calories. My preferred drink was rum and Diet Coke so I had rum and crystal light. Well, it tasted so bad that I couldn’t even get it down fast enough to get a buzz. So for me, knowing that I was just drinking a ton of empty calories that tasted bad, it wasn’t even worth it. But no, it definitely did not hit me harder or faster??

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