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Hi Everyone,

Has being veg*n impacted your ability to digest or metabolize alcohol? Is it always so or it is a temporary condition associated with transition?

I used to be a trooper when it came to my liquor but since becoming vegetarian, it feels like the drinks just sit in my stomach.

Has anyone else experienced this since becoming veg*n?
 

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I went vegetarian when I was 12 so I don't have much of a "before & after" to discuss, but I know that know I'm not a lightweight.
Me too. I went vegetarian at age 6. Been vegetarian or vegan ever since.
My alcohol tolerance is related to my actual weight and how often I've been regularly drinking. It's also related to my location (elevation and weather).
 

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Yes. I've never really been a drinker, but going vegan obliterated any little bit of tolerance I had for alcohol. I just don't drink anymore, so I don't know about the transition. I imagine it would be different for everyone.
 

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I'm vegan and can still drink like a fish. But I naturally have high tolerance, and continuing to drink regularly keeps it high I think.
Yup, same here.
Going vegan had no impact on my booze tolerance.
As I get older, though, my tolerance level keeps getting lower and lower. But, there was no spike during my transition.

Going on Birth Control Pills, though, yeah... that GREATLY lowered my tolerance until I stopped taking them. There seriously should have been a warning on the label... I thought I'd developed an allergy to hops!!!

But anyways, it's 3:30pm here and I'm already working on my second Miller Lite (vegan!).
 

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Didn't take much to get plastered on Saturday. I don't think I've lost any weight since going vegan, but I used to be able to throw back $40 in booze before I got drunk. Not bothering me any. The less alcohol it takes to get drunk, the better
No hang over on Sunday, either... Not bad for 6 or 7 months without any drinks.
 

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I always used to get the worst hangovers...I would vomit the entire next day

Now I pretty much stick to wine and I'm good to go

I stopped eating meat when I was 18, and I didn't really drink much before then, so I don't have anything to compare it to.
 

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Didn't take much to get plastered on Saturday. I don't think I've lost any weight since going vegan, but I used to be able to throw back $40 in booze before I got drunk. Not bothering me any. The less alcohol it takes to get drunk, the better
No hang over on Sunday, either... Not bad for 6 or 7 months without any drinks.
I wouldn't mind getting drunker faster for the same reason you state: the less alcohol to get drunk, the better! But I wasn't getting drunk. It felt like the alcohol was just sitting in my stomach undigested, which made me feel bloated and sick. Usually, the liquor gets digested and into my bloodstream so I feel drunk.

It probably has more to do with the lack of drinking over the last year.
 

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I don't drink to get drunk, so I don't know. I feel pretty good after one or two drinks, and that's how it was when I was an omni.
 

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I assuming with age there becomes more of a tolerance. Seems to be the case with me, and I've known meat-eaters to complain about it too (late 30's- early 40's).
I wish I could easily get so drunk, that I can't type at all. Man, my post count would be cut in half.

Hmmm, but I also get suspicious and think maybe they're watering down the stuff, 'cause of higher production costs, etc.
 

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Quit the booze, and become an athlete, you'll feel a lot better for it.
I trained for and ran a marathon while still drinking probably more than the average person. I admit the two impulses do contradict each other and are often at war, but I enjoy both, lol.
 

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Unfortunately for my body, I'm in the high tolerance group for alcohol as well through drinking excessively. Now, I have to drink booze with a very high alcoholic volume just so I can actually feel a buzz from it.


I think I need to dump my mates and get me some straight-edger friends who won't lead me astray and I can feel much better about my life!
 

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i use to love alcohol - bring it. but something just clicked for me when I become vegetarian.

YES now I am addicted to chocolate instead
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I still enjoy a nice glass or two of Bubbly

South Africa - Western Cape have lovely winelands and GREAT wine.
 
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