People want you to do what they’re doing. It makes them feel more comfortable if you’re as fat as they are, or at least if you’re dining out together, that you eat as much as they do. Or eat the same kinds of food. Or drink the same drinks. Smoke the same cigarettes, wear the same clothes, watch the same movies. What no alcohol? A zillion stories flow and none of them are designed at that moment to make you feel good.

What, no meat? What’s an animal? You said you were animal-free, is that the same as vegan? I didn’t know milk and cheese were animals. Yeah, well if it contains the cells of an animal, it’s an animal. What’s a cell? Milk and cheese don’t have feelings. Cows can’t feel. Then why do you keep saying they’re happy? I don’t care if they’re happy or sad, I like cheese. Nobody cares, so why do you? Don’t you want a bite of my juicy steak? That’s not blood. No, it isn’t. It’s not the same thing. Cows can’t think.

What do you want a pat on the back? Pity? Everybody’s looking for pity these days, and they’re getting a shit load of it. That’s right a truckload of bull shit, human shit, chicken shit, who cares where it came from if it looks and smells like shit. It’s all a lie.

Non-vegan people say they admire vegans. No, they don’t. When you admire someone, you want to be them. You can’t, so you copy their behavior. Everybody tried to look like Marilyn Monroe. Why? Because they wanted to be like her, so they tried to look like her. People lie when they say they admire someone they don’t try to emulate. The two don’t fit.

Oh, I wish I could be a vegan, but I couldn’t.

What these people can’t do is be the outsider in the group, family, work, church, bar. When you walk in, others move away. You remind them of what they want to be but CAN’T? It’s the rejection YOU CAN’T TAKE. It’s not the food. Turn your nose up to a plant, but not to dismembering a cow and gorging on the flesh and blood?

At least be honest about it. You’ve heard what people say.

Why? You don’t care why. Because if you cared, you’d have to tell yourself the truth. And that great person you always thought you were disappears. Only for as long as it takes you to make a correction in your life, though. You can get that great person back, without cannibalizing anybody, and feel much better about confronting the WHY and acting on it.

Go ahead, give it a try, ask yourself WHY.




28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge Revisited (2 months out of sight)

Back in June of 2018 (this past Spring), I mused about how much weight, if any, I could lose by eliminating all alcohol from my daily consumption of calories. Although when I was doing the Rapid Fat-Loss diet my calorie count was reasonable, I did wonder if I eliminated the empty calories, would I shed more fat.

I played around with it for a while, then decided to go all in, so I could accurately report my findings, instead of just cutting back, which I had essentially done anyway.

So, sometime mid-September till now I consumed no alcohol in any form – didn’t even cook with it. So that’s about 2 months. I figure that’s enough time to smooth out any wrinkles.

I gained 1 pound after 1 month. I haven’t weighed myself since then, because even though I may not have gained and maybe even lost a couple pounds, I’d rather keep in the dark about it till the end of the year. I want to give myself more time to focus.

My calorie count didn’t go down since I just ate what I normally would drink in calories. I wasn’t too strict with myself.

It wasn’t difficult to abstain from alcohol, and Steve did it with me, but the habit of eating out and drinking out was the biggest obstacle to overcome. What do we do instead? Being animal-free, I didn’t care so much about the quality or availability of animal-free food when out, since I could have a couple of drinks and a salad or fries or just a veggie and still have fun. Without the drinks, it’s a whole different ballgame. I’m not going to pay twelve dollars for green beans or a salad that I could make at home.

You’d be surprised how much a couple of drinks will allow you to tolerate mediocre food. It’s just not worth it, and frankly, I’d rather be using my money for something else, rather than supporting every restaurant in the city that serves a vegan burger. It’s like, is that all there is? I mean, how many vegan burgers can one person eat and pay top dollar for them, in addition to the tip and the drinks?

I was shocked at how much a soda costs in a restaurant. It’s almost the cost of a beer. So that’s over. If a new place opens I’ll try it out, but I no longer consider it my responsibility to support restaurants that offer one vegan item or that have no imagination nor desire to please the customers with varied tastes. I fought that battle – for decades – now let others do it or not. I’ll eat my own cooking at home. It’s far superior to anything I could get out.

And the socializing thing? I socialized enough for ten lifetimes. It gets old.

I made myself a new skin and it’s alcohol-free and I’m comfortable in it.

I’ll check back before midnight on 31 December and record my weight progress.

Oh, and the exercise. I’m not noticing a big difference in the amount of exercise I do, or noticing an increase in stamina, but one thing for sure, all those little things that I often attributed to alcohol, didn’t end up being the alcohol at all. So that in itself could make someone decide what’s the point, I might as well drink. And I’d have to basically agree, except that I don’t worry as much about stuff. I’m feeling the presence of my younger self. I like that.

This new skin is a keeper.











Alcohol Helps Kill 2.8 Million People Globally Each Year

Alcohol Helps Kill 2.8 Million People Globally Each Year

FFC Comment: Just a quick observation here: Men dying from alcohol related issues is almost three times greater than that of women, yet the person who wrote/published this article put up a picture of young women drinking. Does that make any sense outside of the prejudicial sexism realm?

6.8 % of men and 2.2 % of women die from alcohol related issues. Where’s the picture of men drinking? Shame the women and not the men? The women are 3 times less likely to die from alcohol related issues than men. What are the women doing right?

Is it, out of 1 in 3 which equals 2.4 billion people, that 6.8 % men and 2.2 % women die from alcohol issues?

If 1/3 of the world population drinks, does that include all humans or all adults or all within drinking age even if they’re comatose in a nursing facility?

Alcohol Helps Kill 2.8 Million People Globally Each Year

Alcohol helps to kill 2.8 million people out of the 2.4 billion people who drink alcohol?

2,400,000,000 divided by 2,800,000 = .857 or less than 1/10 of 1%.

Isn’t that what the Jews say is their world population? Less than 1/10 of 1%?

Either that’s a lot of people or it isn’t. The article states that alcohol helps cause these deaths. It doesn’t say how it helps people die.

Does that mean if someone drinks and dies that the death was alcohol related, just because they drank every day for breakfast? How do we know it was the alcohol? Maybe it was the Wheaties or the milk in the bowl of Wheaties or the butter on the toast or the eggs, bacon or sausage or pancakes and syrup.

Maybe they would have died sooner if not for the alcohol. Maybe in a significant number of alcohol related deaths, alcohol played no role.

So, I’m not sure what they’re getting at here. 2/3 of all people worldwide don’t drink (don’t know if this means only adults). So how healthy are the 2/3 who don’t drink compared to the 1/3 who do drink? And what do the 2/3 who don’t drink die from?

Are the 2/3 non-drinkers from Muslim cultures or countries that frown on women drinkers, or from poverty and crime ridden countries? Do inhabitants of Third World countries have longer life expectancies, because they can’t afford to buy alcohol? There’s a lot missing in this article. What’s the point here again?

Some money making groups, probably in the health insurance field want men to drink less, so they go after the women. SO-o Sexist.

Here we go again, putting it all on the women, starting with Eve making Adam eat the animal.

One tenth of one percent compared to ninety-nine point nine percent of everybody else who drinks in the world dies from an alcohol related cause. Maybe. Some obviously do. Too many if you ask the families of those who died from alcoholism.

Compare 2.8 million to 7.6 billion (actual world population) and the numbers are significantly less. Still, you can’t help but look at the actual numbers rather than the small ratios.

Sure people who drink, mostly drink too much. But it’s only ranked 7th out of all other death categories. Plus they had to really reach to increase the numbers by qualifying the cause with “it helps to kill” people.

The language alone suggests a less than rigorous conformity to scientific method. This article was written more for affect than substance.

Analyzing studies from 1990 till now, when it is well documented that studies from the past are notoriously flawed and skewed and agenda-dependent, doesn’t lend much credence in these results. Too much compensation would have to be made regarding figures and methods, changes in populations, the fact that most people lie about how much they drink, across the board, that once again fall prey to agenda-related manipulations by companies who have a vested interest. Who paid for the study and what was the working hypothesis?

How about the animal product category? I’ll bet animal consumption related deaths is number one. How much of the animal do people consume daily? That’s where the real shocking figures come to light.

So now it’s the cancer caused by alcohol consumption with no thought to the animal consumption that goes along with alcohol consumption? The fact that the animal was left out when it is clearly known that the higher the animal consumption, the higher the alcohol consumption and vice versa, makes me question the integrity of the study and those participating in the statistical analysis.

Most people on high protein, high fat, low carb diets are big drinkers – beer, wine and spirits.

The slaughter industries are betting on a reduction of alcohol lowering cancer rates, allowing for people to consume all the animal products they want.


is their new mantra as they pre-spend their profits in their gold-lined minds

I’m not here to save the serial killers of the world any money, but you need to back up on this one.

HERE’S THE ARTICLE > decide for yourself.

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol contributes to 2.8 million deaths a year worldwide, and there is no safe level of alcohol consumption, researchers say.

The new analysis of hundreds of studies conducted between 1990 and 2016 found that one in three people worldwide (2.4 billion people) drink alcohol, and that 6.8 percent of men and 2.2 percent of women die of alcohol-related health problems each year.

How the United States fits into those figures is unclear. It was not among the top or bottom 10 for the most or the heaviest drinkers in 2016. Denmark led the list for most drinkers (97 percent of men and 95 percent of women), while Romania (men) and Ukraine (women) had the heaviest drinkers.

Worldwide, alcohol use was the seventh-leading risk factor for early death and disability in 2016. It was the top cause for early death and disability among 15- to 49-year-olds, accounting for one in 10 deaths. In this age group, the main causes of alcohol-related deaths were tuberculosis (1.4 percent), road injuries (1.2 percent) and self-harm (1.1 percent), the findings showed.

Among people 50 and older, cancer was a leading cause of alcohol-related death, accounting for 27 percent of deaths in women and nearly 19 percent of deaths in men.

Any protection alcohol may provide against heart disease is outweighed by the health problems it causes, particularly cancer, according to the authors of the study, published Aug. 23 in The Lancet…

FINISH READING: Alcohol Helps Kill 2.8 Million People Globally Each Year



Quit Drinking – Reduce Belly Fat


Weight Loss

Many people quit drinking for weight loss reasons. Alcoholic drinks are usually very caloric and full of sugar. Alcohol also slows the metabolism down, and in women, it affects estrogen levels, which contributes to the storage of belly fat. It inhibits the body’s ability to absorb and distribute nutrients to the body, so even the healthy parts of your lifestyle are rendered less effective when you are regularly consuming alcohol. …




How Much Fat Should You Eat Per Day?

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that 25 to 35 percent of your daily calories should come from fat. So, if you consume 1,500 calories on your weight-loss diet, you’ll want between 42 and 58 grams of fat daily; whereas a person eating 2,000 calories would consume between 56 and 78 grams of fat. Apr 26, 2018

I can list several other articles from Google search that write essentially the same thing way back to 2012.


Begin 7/6/2018 on “AFC RAPID Fat Loss Diet”




The Evidence on the Effects of Alcohol on Your Body

An investigation reveals that even moderate alcohol consumption may cause significant harm, including increased liver stiffness, leaky gut and more…

…Women, who tend to have more body fat than men, will also tend to be more affected by alcohol, as alcohol is soluble in fat. This is why drinking guidelines are lower for women…

Vitamin C: Alcohol may deplete your body of vitamin C, which is important for reducing alcohol-induced oxidative stress in your liver. Interestingly, one animal study showed vitamin C was even more protective to the liver than silymarin (milk thistle) after exposure to alcohol.

Making sure you’re getting enough vitamin C, either via supplements or food, is another trick to use prior to indulging in alcoholic beverages. Vitamin C is actually such a powerful detoxifier that if you take large doses prior to receiving dental anesthesia, the anesthesia will be significantly weakened and may not work…

How Alcohol Ruins Your Health

Acutely, alcohol depresses your central nervous system, which slows down the communication between your brain cells. Your limbic system, which controls emotions, is also affected. This is why alcohol consumption lowers your inhibitions.

Your prefrontal cortex, a brain region associated with reasoning and judgment, also slows in response to alcohol, leading to more impulsive behavior and poor judgment.

At higher doses, your cerebellum, which plays a role in muscle activity, will also be impacted, leading to dizziness and loss of balance. Over time — even over as short a period as one month.

• Increases liver stiffness, which increases your risk of liver cirrhosis. In the film, after one month, the liver stiffness of the binge-drinking brother was increased from 3.9 to 4.9 — a 25 percent increase in liver inflammation that leads to cirrhosis.

The moderate-drinking brother fared nearly as badly. His liver stiffness increased from 3.9 to 4.8, so spreading the drinks out did not make any significant difference in terms of the liver damage caused by 21 units of alcohol per week.

• Diminishes the formation of memories due to ethanol buildup in the brain. This is why you may not remember what you did while you were drunk. Alcohol also causes your hippocampus to shrink, which affects memory and learning.

• Promotes systemic inflammation. The two brothers both had significant increases in five different inflammatory markers, although binge drinking caused a more dramatic rise.

Studies have shown even a single binge causes a dramatic rise in inflammation. In other words, your body reacts to alcohol in the same way as it reacts to injury or infection.

• Increases stress on your heart, raising your risk for cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, high blood pressure and stroke.

Blood alcohol levels spike two to three hours AFTER your last drink, which means it may occur in the middle of the night during sleep. This raises your risk of accidental death due to choking on your own vomit and/or suffering cardiac failure or stroke while sleeping.

• Significantly increases endotoxin levels. In other words, alcohol causes gut damage allowing bacteria to escape from your gut into your blood stream.

The film showed that bingeing caused significantly worse damage, suggesting one week between binges is nowhere near enough to heal the gut damage caused by high amounts of alcohol. That said, regular consumption also led to elevated endotoxin levels, suggesting 21 units of alcohol per week is too much, and “sensible” drinking limits likely need to be much lower. How low is still unclear.

These are just a handful of the physical effects of alcohol. In reality, alcohol affects every part of your body, as shown in this Healthline infographic.7 In terms of chronic disease, studies have linked excessive alcohol consumption with an increased risk for poor immune function (which raises your risk for most diseases), pancreatitis and cancer…

Finish reading: The Evidence on the Effects of Alcohol on Your Body