@BeesKnees I can't possibly know, because obvs I don't hang out with your dad and his wife (OR DO I). But. If I had to take a wild stab of a guess on the internet, I would say your father's wife needs to find a local AA meeting, or equivalent alcohol dependency coping group.
Because what she is really doing is rationalizing away drinking a really very great deal of wine in a week. Calories schmalories. I would worry about her liver. And your dad's.
<3 I am sorry, also, that is a sucky worry to have.
@DullHypothesis and the really lucky refined people got to have resin in their wine!
@chevyvan Or, practical consideration that has to conform to the patriarchal standard if nutrition people want to be generally understood by the wider population, since most people in the US follow along with the gender binary like it's Truth With a T.
Or, when prioritizing things, the patriarchy often gets to ride in the front seat in these matters, because that is how the world often is.
(disclosure, I have a food-related chronic condition and have a thing with medicine and hegemony and the concept of optimal care, so that's a thing)
@chevyvan have you had the coconut flavored stuff? I kind of hate coconut water, so I've steered clear.
Pamplemousse Flavor 4 Lyfe!
RebeccaKW, it's... somehow I like it better than the other sparkly water brands around? Mendota Springs and Poland Springs waters have really big bubbles. Well, and so does San Pellegrino.
La Croix bubbles are smaller and more soda-like, so it tastes/feels different. And if you add a shot of juice it's more soda-ey and less bubbly water with juice in it-ey.
@harebell I think they live in paradise.
@katiechasm I basically think it's that "don't drink on an empty stomach" thing. It's not the solidness of the fried fries that helps you deal with the alcohol. It's the calories. So carbs/glucose from Coke = carbs/glucose from fries.
Not sure how the chemistry of all that works out, though.
Also for diabetics, we're always told you have to be taking in calories with your alcohol because basically booze inhibits your ability to absorb calories. So you can bottom out with low blood sugar if you're not also taking in carbs while you drink.
@ohmy LACROIX FTW. I love that shit.
@Hot Doom Well, don't juice it, because then you will lose all the fiber in the chocolate.
That's right, isn't it?
@I'm a loner Dottie
@H.E. Ladypants I... Almost never am brutally honest about whatever pops into my head when I am meeting and getting to know people in real life. Seriously, who ever is. Some things are personal until I decide they aren't. Some things take a lot of trust and intimacy to share.
Besides, half the time it's not what people say it's how they say it that gives you a sense of who the are. And whether or not they can listen!
People who are brutally honest or whatever, to me are often draining or rude.
Meh. Being friends with someone who is like this would make me want to take a nap, never mind dating them.