By definition, you might say that social drinking is casual drinking in a social setting without an intent to get drunk, but realistically speaking, what really draws the line between social drinking and binge? One might say it is the quantity you drink, other might say it is the frequency, one else that it is the occasion.
Everybody might have its own opinion, but I would dare to say that there is no straight answer, and it might be a combination of all of these. Maybe the occasion comes first, then how often and how much.
The occasion might be a flute of bubbles in the New Year’s eve, or every time you meet your friends, or even alone, in your couch, browsing the TV – what’s the point? Then comes frequency and quantity, from the eventual glass of wine with dinner, to a bottle or more every single day.
I was reading about the 5:2 diet, and came across someone who applied it to the wines! Basically, the person was refraining from wines Monday and Tuesday, and then drinking its wine normally from Wednesday to Sunday.
“Wine is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!”
You might agree with me that this 5:2 doesn’t look difficult at all. Actually, sounds reasonable and very doable. More difficult though is to determine what’s is drinking normally during the other 5 days! And then is where common sense has its play!
I like to have a glass of wine with my diner… I’d be lying if I say I don’t, but as I’m also watching my weight, it’s becoming mandatory to stop in the first glass… and I’m doing great!
After all, as someone said, “Wine is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!”
Let us then be happy, with a heart for any fate!