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(Sun Sentinel)   Apparently, someone thinks we need nutrition labels on alcohol   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 12
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2012-01-03 01:58:57 AM
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MrEricSir: bigdanc: I'd say you're twixt 180 and 200 cals there. A shot of tequila is about 90 cals

I guess you're right. Still, it doesn't seem like you can get a "hard liquor belly" the way one does with beer.

I probably got that impression because my morning commute involves stepping over men passed out on the sidewalk, surrounded by bottles of Royal Gate vodka. Those people just aren't fat.


That's because different forms of calories are processed in different ways. Barely any of the calories in hard liquor, (about 5% according to the googles) can be broken down into usable fuel for your body. It's broken down by your liver and pissed out as waste. With beer, on the other hand, you're picking up the residual carbs and sugars that distilled liquor doesn't have.

Also, that's probably why the FDA currently bans such labels. They don't want people getting the impression that calories from alcohol will do jack shiat for them. Because generally, they won't. A real martini (as in gin, vermouth, olive, no syrups, juices or whatever other crap), though containing around 250 calories, will have the approximate impact on your gut of an olive. Because that's the only thing in there your body can really break down as fuel.

Basically, alcohol gets turned into one substance by the liver, which is released into the bloodstream, and has priority in metabolizing. So if you drink a bunch, you won't burn other fuels like fat, protein or carbs very well. You'll still burn them, your body does still need to move, but not at all that high a rate. You're suppressing fat burning, which can be an issue in packing on the pounds, but you're not adding anything significant with a glass of your favorite tipple.
2012-01-03 12:59:48 AM
1 votes:
Hmm, one a day for women, two for men, but how many for toddlers? The step-kid can handle three of those little airport bottles of Goldschlager before passing out cold. He'll usually out for at least 3 hours, which is more than enough time for the old lady and I to bang one out then get up to the 7/11 and back for some smokes.
2012-01-03 12:56:25 AM
1 votes:
Been tried before (new window). RIP Bert Grant . . .

/derpy source is derpy
2012-01-03 12:38:04 AM
1 votes:
Ironically, the current ATF policy is you cannot put a nutritional label, including calorie information, on alcoholic products because they don't want to imply to consumers that alcohol has any nutritional content. The only exception is when you're specifically saying it's less calories than some other drink (usually your own non-lite beer.)

Held, caloric and carbohydrate representations made without qualification in the labeling and advertising of malt beverages are considered to be misleading and contrary to the provisions of 27 CFR 7.29(e) and 7.54(e), since they create the impression that the product has value as a dietary aid.

And there has been at least one case where they required a brewer to remove the nutritional label from their product.
2012-01-03 12:19:25 AM
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I would be OK with this. ESPECIALLY if they were forced to list the alcohol content clearly as well. Seems that the only beers that actually list alcohol content prominently are Imperials that are a bit over the top(>8%).

Can we PUHLEEEZE work in an exemption for bottled water into this law? Im sick of seeing the "tits on a boar" listing on those bottles. If its 0% across the board, do we REALLY need to list it? how about a simpler substitute of "this product has absolutely no nutritional content whatsoever."?

/sorry Russian Imperial Stout I had an inkling you were around 10% ABV when I noticed my mouth was burning a bit due to the alcohol content.
//not that I minded as you were incredibly, INCREDIBLY tasty.
2012-01-03 12:17:59 AM
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Maybe this would shut up all the twats who say things like:
"Guinness is a manly beer, thick an syrupy, like drinking a loaf of bread"

Besides the BMC light beers, Guinness is the lightest thing out there at a meager 126 calories. Without the nitrogen tap, the mouthfeel is damn close to water. Crystal Lite would be just a thick an manly as Guinness if you severed it on nitrogen.
2012-01-03 12:15:43 AM
1 votes:
2 shots tequila over ice
Juice of 1 lime
Splash of club soda

It's called a "NorCal margarita" and it has very few calories. Not much sugar, so you can drink a few and not get a hangover.

/drinking one right now.
2012-01-03 12:04:33 AM
1 votes:

"And just as there are warnings on tobacco products, Waldrop said, the alcohol label should include safe consumption levels: one drink a day for women, two a day for men."


Only two drinks a day? If I wanted to drink that little I'd go to Sunday Mass.

2012-01-02 10:06:51 PM
1 votes:

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: The person who invents calorie-free alcoholic beverages will become a multi-billionaire.


also a witch, as alcohol is basically sugar...

/weed is calorie-free
//until the munchies hit...
2012-01-02 08:56:26 PM
1 votes:
Probably won't change my habits...the only fat calories that I count when drinking are the ones that waddle through the door on ladies night. And there are always far too many for my liking.
2012-01-02 08:20:53 PM
1 votes:
I'm trying to imagine my response if someone with whom I was sharing drinks declined one because of caloric content. I don't think it would be a particularly kind one.
2012-01-02 08:15:53 PM
1 votes:
I would actually like to know how many calories and grams of fat are in a shot of Bailey's. Not that I drink much of it, but still.
 
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