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(Telegraph)   The "beer belly" IS A LIE   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 22
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2013-02-13 02:51:01 AM  
6 votes:
150+ calories per 12oz of beer IS NOT A LIE
2013-02-13 07:10:52 AM  
4 votes:
I always find industry sponsored studies to be suspect.
2013-02-13 08:25:55 AM  
3 votes:
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 05:04:20 AM  
3 votes:
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 10:08:51 AM  
2 votes:
Excessive beer consumption can add too many calories to the diet, but the real problem is the alcohol content. The body typically will use the alcohol for "fuel" before burning fat for energy. So, the calories in the beer and other foods you consume get stored instead of being used for energy, and the fat stores don't get utilized, so they build up.

"In general, alcohol intake is associated with bigger waists, because when you drink alcohol, the liver burns alcohol instead of fat," says Michael Jensen, MD, an endocrine expert and obesity researcher with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
2013-02-13 07:30:32 AM  
2 votes:
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 07:12:15 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:38:58 PM  
1 votes:
So instead of beer gut let us just call it lazy-sitting-on-your-ass-all-day-gut.
2013-02-13 10:13:59 AM  
1 votes:
Alcoholics who hit hard booze are generally thin because of poor overall health and diet.  Beer doesn't have the suppressive effect on your appetite so Beer drinker alcoholics tend to be overweight.  That is where the "myth" comes from.  It's observational.

Here's the thing, drinking too much is bad for you.  If you are going to drink, make it count and don't drink bullshiat beer.  AND don't try to fool yourself that it's any different than eating an entire freaking pie, because it isn't.
2013-02-13 09:27:33 AM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

I switched to a new diet.
2013-02-13 09:18:40 AM  
1 votes:
I'm just glad weed doesn't have any calories
2013-02-13 08:53:04 AM  
1 votes:
i1247.photobucket.com

Time to turn this into a beer thread....Who cares about beer bellies?
2013-02-13 08:38:39 AM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-13 08:38:29 AM  
1 votes:
FTA: "Although the industry-sponsored research ..."

I looked for that. And then I stopped reading.
2013-02-13 08:25:57 AM  
1 votes:
Denial is a lie
2013-02-13 08:17:08 AM  
1 votes:
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 08:12:10 AM  
1 votes:
believes that swapping beverages for beer may actually be a sensible way to diet.

This is now my gospel truth.
2013-02-13 07:51:11 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:47:12 AM  
1 votes:

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...?

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2013-02-13 07:13:40 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:56:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:30:55 AM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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