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2013-02-13 02:51:01 AM  
150+ calories per 12oz of beer IS NOT A LIE
 
2013-02-13 03:30:55 AM  

Sgygus: 150+ calories per 12oz of beer IS NOT A LIE


Yeh but it has both a laxative and pukeative effect if consumed in too great a quantity, so it balances out. Truly it is the panacea the people crave.
 
2013-02-13 05:04:20 AM  
Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.
 
2013-02-13 06:56:07 AM  

CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.


Drinking 4-5 anything (other than water) per day will probably give the same effect though.
 
2013-02-13 07:10:52 AM  
I always find industry sponsored studies to be suspect.
 
2013-02-13 07:10:53 AM  

miss diminutive: CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.

Drinking 4-5 anything (other than water) per day will probably give the same effect though.


This. The myth part is that beer is exceptional, over and above its calorific contribution.

On the other hand, wasn't this debunked two decades ago? On the other hand, I guess that makes it just about ripe for the Torygraph.
 
2013-02-13 07:11:47 AM  

miss diminutive: CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.

Drinking 4-5 anything (other than water) per day will probably give the same effect though.


Yes but who ever heard of a orange juice binge drinker?
 
GBB
2013-02-13 07:11:58 AM  
It's just correlation, then?  You see someone with a big belly, they just happen to always be drinking beer?
 
2013-02-13 07:12:15 AM  

CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.


An extra 1k calories per day will eventually put about 100 extra lbs on you if you dont try to correct for it.
 
2013-02-13 07:13:40 AM  

zombat: miss diminutive: CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.

Drinking 4-5 anything (other than water) per day will probably give the same effect though.

Yes but who ever heard of a orange juice binge drinker?


Scurvyphobic people?
 
2013-02-13 07:13:54 AM  
I used to want my beer belly dead, now I only want it gone.
 
2013-02-13 07:14:26 AM  
Anyone that has ever been to college/university can see through these lies.
 
2013-02-13 07:15:20 AM  

Sgygus: 150+ calories per 12oz of beer IS NOT A LIE


vs about 140ish in 12oz of coke?

/lager drinker, so about 110 kcal per 12oz
 
2013-02-13 07:17:40 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I always find industry sponsored studies to be suspect.


I recently sponsored a study that scientifically established that I am irresistible to 87.96% of the entire female population.
 
2013-02-13 07:17:58 AM  

zombat: miss diminutive: CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.

Drinking 4-5 anything (other than water) per day will probably give the same effect though.

Yes but who ever heard of a orange juice binge drinker?


A friend's husband would drink nearly a half gallon of whole milk a day.

at 146 kcal per 8oz, that's over 1100 kcal per day.

/why yes, he was overweight
 
2013-02-13 07:19:55 AM  
fta: Although the industry-sponsored research may seem incredible to some...

*snert*
 
2013-02-13 07:20:19 AM  
It's real to me damnit!

/sadly
 
2013-02-13 07:23:51 AM  

zombat: Yes but who ever heard of a orange juice binge drinker?


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And look what it did for her belly.
 
2013-02-13 07:24:51 AM  
I don't care either way, but they are damn sexy.
 
2013-02-13 07:25:22 AM  
So beer belly = cake?
 
2013-02-13 07:30:32 AM  
Beer has fewer calories per 100ml than wine, spirits, and even orange juice, it is claimed.

Except a serving of beer is 450 - 500 mL or so (a pint), a serving of wine is 100-200 mL (half a cup or less), and a serving of spirits is 20-30 mL.

Meaning that beer has, in dietary terms, more than twice the calories of wine and over an order of magnitude more than spirits even if the calories per volume are relatively similar.

This is, like, grade-school math, so I'm not sure wtf they're trying to say here.  I know there was a study showing the beer "belly" specifically wasn't a thing, people just get fat if they consume calories, but nothing supporting the idea that Beer is a low-calorie food.

//Maybe relative to, like, soda or some shiat, but eating sugar packets on lard is lower-calorie than soda.
 
2013-02-13 07:31:22 AM  

Mr. Titanium: So beer belly = cake?


No, beer = liquid cake = calories in > calories out = fat

Where that fat is placed is genetic but most guys will wear it around the waist and give that beer belly look.
 
2013-02-13 07:31:30 AM  
Didn't have to read after "Although the industry-sponsored research".

From this type of research you might as well be eating a lot of eggs with your beer.
 
2013-02-13 07:32:39 AM  

Mr. Titanium: So beer belly = cake?


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/What a beer belly cake might look like.
//Came for all the obvious Portal jokes, leaving satisfied.
///You could say that this was a triumph.
 
2013-02-13 07:33:19 AM  

thisone: A friend's husband would drink nearly a half gallon of whole milk a day.

at 146 kcal per 8oz, that's over 1100 kcal per day.

/why yes, he was overweight


The people down the street consume at least four 2L bottles of soda per day. (family of three)

Why yes, they are overweight as well.
 
2013-02-13 07:37:10 AM  

CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.


You're probably <i>adding</i> the beer to your total daily intake instead of replacing something else.  I've weighed the same amount for 20 years, give or take 2-3 pounds.  If I'm gonna have a few beers, I've have a light dinner and not snack in the evening.
 
2013-02-13 07:46:19 AM  
Beer doesn't make you fat.  Sitting on a bar stool for 5 hours a day makes you fat.
 
2013-02-13 07:47:12 AM  

miss diminutive: The people down the street consume at least four 2L bottles of soda per day. (family of three)


And you know this because...?

scrapetv.com
 
2013-02-13 07:51:11 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Beer doesn't make you fat.  Sitting on a bar stool for 5 hours a day makes you fat.


Sitting on a barstool and knocking back an extra 1000-1200 Calories a day makes you fat. It doesn't have to be beer but culturally, that's what we tend to sit down with friends and consume. So unless you're getting together with friends and drinking a nice warm pot of green tea, it is the beer making you fat.
 
2013-02-13 07:54:14 AM  
If you make beer your starch for dinner in place of your potato or rice- it's a nutritional tie, and you may get some benefits in health if you are an old fart with no liver problems.
 
2013-02-13 08:12:10 AM  
believes that swapping beverages for beer may actually be a sensible way to diet.

This is now my gospel truth.
 
2013-02-13 08:12:51 AM  
I always thought it was a gas tank for a fat piece of shiat machine.
 
2013-02-13 08:13:42 AM  
I work out solely to counter act my beer intake. I can maintain weight pretty well but if I skip a few days, or a week of work outs I gain very quickly.
 
2013-02-13 08:17:08 AM  
Who, reading Fark, has ever had "A" beer?  Ever?  Well, AFTER you move out of your parents basement . . .
24 beers in a case /  24 hours in a day.  Coincidence?

I lost 48 pounds after I learned to shut my mouth.
 
2013-02-13 08:25:55 AM  
The over consumption of beverages, especially in the USA, is generally bad. The amount of calories people ingest from drinking soft drinks, juice, energy drinks, and other beverages will have the same effect as beer, essentially.

But let's talk alcohol now. Of course, calories in beer come from the alcohol, mainly, because it is so calorie-dense.Check out this chart. It doesn't display correctly in some browsers, but you'll get the idea. For beers of equal alcohol content, there is a difference of about 25 calories for a beer that's drier (pilsner) compared to a beer with more unfermentable sugars in suspension. So if we look at something like Troegs Nugget Nectar (a dry double IPA at 7.5% ABV), there are 300 calories in one pint. Drink two of those at the pub one night and you'll have to run 4 miles to burn off the excess calories you just consumed.

But here's the real issue: calories are not the only problem. Alcohol does do two things in the body: it increases your appetite and makes you want to much on snack foods and other stuff which adds calories. Secondly, alcohol decreases your ability to burn fat effectively by up to 70%

So while beer itself doesn't cause a beer belly, the alcohol contained in beer can prevent you from losing weight and burning the calories you're taking in. So it may be a myth that beer, in name, is the cause, but it is still high calorie and should be a limited part of your diet.
 
2013-02-13 08:25:57 AM  
Denial is a lie
 
2013-02-13 08:29:44 AM  

zombat: miss diminutive: CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.

Drinking 4-5 anything (other than water) per day will probably give the same effect though.

Yes but who ever heard of a orange juice binge drinker?


Are we talking fresh picked, fresh squeezed, perfectly ripe?  What do you mean I've already had half a gallon?  Keep 'em coming!

And I've had 3/4 gallon of milk in a single sitting.  So yeah, there's that.
 
2013-02-13 08:32:39 AM  

jaytkay: miss diminutive: The people down the street consume at least four 2L bottles of soda per day. (family of three)

And you know this because...?

[scrapetv.com image 680x469]


I talk to my neighbours.

/to distract them from when I rummage through their garbage
 
2013-02-13 08:33:28 AM  
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2013-02-13 08:34:04 AM  

DarkVader: And I've had 3/4 gallon of milk in a single sitting.


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2013-02-13 08:38:29 AM  
FTA: "Although the industry-sponsored research ..."

I looked for that. And then I stopped reading.
 
2013-02-13 08:38:32 AM  

amquelbettamin: If you make beer your starch for dinner in place of your potato or rice- it's a nutritional tie, and you may get some benefits in health if you are an old fart with no liver problems.


Ok, but what if the starch is your favorite? Can we replace vegetables with beer and a multivitamin instead?
 
2013-02-13 08:38:39 AM  
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2013-02-13 08:42:19 AM  
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2013-02-13 08:42:48 AM  

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2013-02-13 08:53:04 AM  
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Time to turn this into a beer thread....Who cares about beer bellies?
 
2013-02-13 08:53:36 AM  
I drink about 15 beers a day, and I can tell you the beer gut is very real.
 
2013-02-13 08:53:52 AM  

miss diminutive: CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.

Drinking 4-5 anything (other than water) per day will probably give the same effect though.


I don't know... if I drink 4-5 Milk of Magnesia per day, I don't think I'd gain weight.
 
2013-02-13 08:57:09 AM  

czetie: miss diminutive: CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.

Drinking 4-5 anything (other than water) per day will probably give the same effect though.

This. The myth part is that beer is exceptional, over and above its calorific contribution.

On the other hand, wasn't this debunked two decades ago? On the other hand, I guess that makes it just about ripe for the Torygraph.


But something something alcohol.  I don't get drunk downing my 12 pack of coke so it must be ok, right.

I have never heard of a beer drinker getting diabetes.  Coke drinkers on the other hand.


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2013-02-13 08:58:25 AM  

miscreant: miss diminutive: CPT Ethanolic: Given that a normal guy can drink 4-5 beers in a sitting pretty easily, there's around 1000 calories on top of everything else he consumes that day.  If you think that taking in half the recommended daily calories over a few hours and then eating isn't going to put on weight, you're delusional.  If I go a month without drinking, I tend to drop around 10 lbs.

Drinking 4-5 anything (other than water) per day will probably give the same effect though.

I don't know... if I drink 4-5 Milk of Magnesia per day, I don't think I'd gain weight.


With all the diarrhoea, you'll be lucky if you have any bones left after a week.
 
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