January 7, 2014 2:56 AM Subscribe
I can idly finish a bottle of wine. How do I not?
posted by anonymoosemoosemoose to Health & Fitness (52 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes I get home from work and open a bottle of wine. Throughout the rest of the evening I'm talking with my housemates, reading metafilter, watching some Netflix, snacking on food, chatting with people online and drinking wine throughout. By the point when it's time to go to bed 5 hours later I'll have finished the bottle of wine without really thinking about doing so.
I think I want to not do that? I don't really feel adverse effects from this, which is why I have trouble with not doing it. I have a pretty high alcohol tolerance, don't get hangovers, and wine is delicious. But I don't want to be the type of person who finishes a bottle of wine in one night. And between the calories and the price of the bottle it I think it would probably be a good idea to have that open/around for 2-3 days.
So, how do I achieve this? I read in French Women Don't Get Fat that the author got half-bottles of wine to solve this sort of thing (so that the she could have a stopping point, not have good wine spoil by sitting open, satisfaction of finishing), but those are more expensive. I've also considered making a blanket "don't eat or drink anything with alcohol or caffeine 2 hours before bed" rule for myself which would help, but also seems like a workaround instead of a mindfulness solution.