alcohol thread

do you drink fellow ISTizens? how often? does it nuke my gains?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only drink once a month now. Used to drink almost nightly due to extreme anxiety that would give me terrible insomnia. Hooch was the only thing that could get me relaxed enough to sleep. Worst years of my life by a pretty wide margin. Booze is a treat, like any other break from the routine. Christ I love Rum though.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i quit in december last year and the fat has fallen off me and i look better than ever, i also sleep better, eat less, nofap is easy and everything is generally much improved

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Far too often and it’s a terrible gains goblin

      Good for you anon I took a week off and got right back on the sauce 🙁 trying again today

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i try to keep it to twice a month

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i've been drinking everyday after work how to stop?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP but unless you’re drinking when you wake up or throughout the day you can quit cold turkey it just sucks. I did it last week after four years of nightly drinking I had night sweats and shit sleep but i relapsed like a loser trying again today. Just keep yourself busy boredom is dangerous

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do drink. I’ve been trying to cut back and I’ve been mostly pretty successful in that regard. It’s a gains goblin, but I have no plans on giving it up entirely. Just need to keep it in moderation.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't drink often now but I am absolutely litty right now

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Getting drunk regularly is mostly a coping mechanism for some kind of fucked up thing that happened in the past

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >some kind of fucked up thing that happened in the past
      Yes that thing is called life

      pic related

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As long as you're not drinking inordinate amounts of alcohol on a daily basis your gains won't be affected, and by that point youd have bigger problems than gains, such as why the man living in the walls keeps threatening you.
    For the lighter daily drinker, it depends on how it affects your sleep. Alcohol can fuck with your cycle, either because it disrupts you're deeper sleep phases or you can't sleep cuz you got the spins.
    You know, if you're pretty well drunk 2 hours before bed, it's time to stop drinking. You'll sleep better.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've only drank a few times as a kid
    really enjoyed it back then so I'm staying away from it now

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a recovering alcohol, so no

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i just drank 700L of vodka
    i woke up and can't remmeber shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      700ml shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >700 liters of vodka
      >1,514,800 calories
      Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >i just drank 700L of vodka
      least drunk russian

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It has cut my bulk short before because of gaining too much weight too fast. It makes me lose inhibitions in regards to food. Ironically, during a cut a night of binge drinking only sets me back a couple of days at most, it's easier to not eat at all than to try to eat the right amount.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ive been a hardcore alcohol for the last 10 years. Ive tried eveything. It doesnt work. Maybe its time to reroll.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It usually doesnt do too much besides excess fat but lately i think its been making it harder for my body to recover so im gonna take a shirt break

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how often are you shirtless?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It nukes muscle protein synthesis so yeah

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I drink whiskey/rum if I don’t fall asleep before 12. So maybe 1-2 times a week. I don’t care if it slightly kills gains. It’s one of life’s little enjoyments to sip whiskey on the patio listening to the forest

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >turn 30
    >think "I never drank my whole life"
    >start getting beers on weekends, about 3-4 tall cans every saturday
    >goes great first, have fun every time just watching movies or w/e, like the taste, feel like i've been missing out
    >half a year after
    >catch myself feeling that i'm barely having fun anymore
    >get more and more picky about beer, don't even want it when weekend comes
    >don't even feel that relaxed anymore when drinking
    >my 3-4 tall cans seems to bring less and less fun, just gets me intoxicated and all
    >realize I feel much darker about everything in life, never felt like this before
    >feel that the only real "way forward" is either more beer, stronger beer, or eventually just bourbon etc.
    >don't want to be like alcoholics on IST who down 8% beer every day
    I quit shortly after that

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no
    stop it, degenerate retard

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It does kill your gains. The primary mechanisms are a) fat deposition and b) testosterone killing. Binge drinking absolutely murders your test. It also causes calories to be preferentially deposited as fat if you eat while drinking. Calories in/out still counts, but you've got to go through the BS of mobilizing these fat stores to burn them, and fat by itself is an estrogenic and test damaging compound (as adipose, not dietary ofc).

    I drink 2-3 beers a night which I'm working on cutting back to 0-1. I used to drink 4+ when I was in the army. Every single day. I got fat so now I don't do that.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used to, then cut down during the lockdowns, and now rarely have any at all. It's expensive and fattening. I also have less tolerance for venues full of loud, overemotional drunken people.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bought 2 beers haha, i drink like once/twice per week i dont think that it effects me so much
    t. op

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