- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
@Mrs.Camera: I drink wine with dinner nightly. My Darling Husband & I eat very much like europeans, and we treat alcohol like europeans, too (i.e. responsible but regular consumption, and it’s not a “forbidden fruit”)! (I drank more alcohol before my pregnancy than I do now). Usually, my “glass” here is rather large, but, when I was pregnant, I considered around 4 oz a “glass” (and, yes, I’ve worked in restaurants, so I know how big that is). As I mentioned in a previous post, I would usually drink half wine/half juice, so it wasn’t even a full 4 oz of wine at a time. You do touch on an interesting point, though, and I think it’s part of the reason that the recommendation for NO alcohol is so prevalent, and that is because quantities and moderation can easily be misunderstood. It’s much easier to avoid altogether than to deal with the gray area between “moderation” and “too much”, so we tend to choose the extreme “no alcohol” recommendation (particularly doctors, as they risk being sued if “in moderation” is misunderstood by the patient).