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How do I get drunk and not get fat?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Matt, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

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    I remeber in college a guy who I trained with who could eat big macs and he would get fat in the face yet would still have a 6 pack ripped. Why? He had amazing fat distribution where very little fat cells were in his abdominal area.

    I'd rather have a bit soft around the middle and a chiseled face. You can always do crunches; besides if you dress properly, a bit of soft isn't very noticeable anyway.
     
  2. Spencer Young

    Spencer Young Senior member

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    Personally, I'd just drink whatever beer you like the most. Even if there's some light beer that's marginally more healthy, I'd rather have two good beers vs three light nasty ones. Also, I think for summer a shandy can be quite good - it's a mix of beer and lemonade... not sure if lemonade is actually better for you, but hey.

    One trick I use for slowing down consumption: order a chartreuse and ice. It's strong and flavorful, holds up to melting ice, and is virtually impossible to drink quickly. Added bonus: friends will think you are either exceptionally independent, or a mutant.
     
  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    beer is going to make you fat, as you get older. live with it, giving up beer just isn't worth it.
     
  4. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    Yes, lemonade is actually better for you, but hey.

    What he . . . said.

    One trick I use for slowing down consumption: order a chartreuse and ice. It's strong and flavorful, holds up to melting ice, and is virtually impossible to drink quickly. Added bonus: friends will think you are either exceptionally independent, or a mutant.

    And I thought I was the only one here who appreciated Chartreuse.
     
  5. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    What Luc said - wine. And then more wine.

    Your jeans will still fit, which is a good thing because with all the wine you will be drinking, you won't be able to afford as many new pairs of jeans.

    Did I mention Palate Creep? Loosely defined as the incremental cost of each subsequent bottle of wine? Suddenly, you realize that a $40 bottle of wine is your daily bread. 6 months ago, you were satisfied with that $10 bottle.

    And you thought your shoe porn problem was expensive......................
     
  6. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Beer is for the plebs. Maybe Chimay or something. No complexity in beer. But if you're still in college, racing cars, going to tractor pulls, Nascar, wearing Oakley's with suits, then okay drink up. Where's the keg, dude?
    Chimay is not the only complex beer, but it's one of the better marketed ones. Maybe you should give Beer Advocate a visit. As much as I like all the alcoholic beverages I think beers have the most complexity, even more than wine.
     
  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    beer is going to make you fat, as you get older. live with it, giving up beer just isn't worth it.

    The voice of reason....you could mitigate by eating less and having a good training routine but do you really want to live like a monk or even worse, be a man who drinks light beer?
     
  8. Jill

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    ... One of the huge upshots of beer is its nurse-ability. Can pretty easily make 3 - 4 beers stretch over a couple of hours if I need to. Its easy sippin and Im not coming home shitfaced every second day.

    If I switch to the harder stuff - which of course comes in a much smaller glass - Ill just end up drinking way more since a pint of beer is a lot more to work through than a tumbler of base + mixer + ice. Net result, me trashed more often (and this effects us all, since thats when im likely to post the abusive crap that I really think [​IMG] )...

    Alternate with a glass of water. Fills you up, cuts calories, prevents hangover headache.
     
  9. gza

    gza Senior member

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    The carbonation in beer also fills up your belly and makes it a little easier to drink slowly. Of course if it was up to me I'd pick Champagne over beer every time, but for whatever reason that's just not socially acceptable in many situations.
     
  10. keal

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    Yep, I say keep drinking the beer, m@t [​IMG]

    And do some kind of exercise to counter it. Or skip a meal! Better yet, have beer for breakfast, beer for lunch, and then a sensible dinner!
     
  11. carlhuber

    carlhuber Senior member

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    I've heard that in addition to empty calories and carbs and such, alcohol actually decreases the body's ability to burn fat. Has anyone else heard this? I'd love to read an actual article about it rather than rumor.
     
  12. johnapril

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    Did I mention Palate Creep? Loosely defined as the incremental cost of each subsequent bottle of wine? Suddenly, you realize that a $40 bottle of wine is your daily bread. 6 months ago, you were satisfied with that $10 bottle.

    This is actually wrong. Laziness leads you to $40 bottles. Excellent wine is easy to find for plenty less. You just have to know where to look and how to see past marketing.
     
  13. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    somehow i think cuffthis knows his wine john.

    somehow i suspect that the marketing free $40 wines he drinks are the ones that hover around the price range of $80 with marketing....
     
  14. Impulse155

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    Quote: How do I get drunk and not get fat?


    Answer: Tell me when you find out :p
     
  15. johnapril

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    somehow i think cuffthis knows his wine john.

    somehow i suspect that the marketing free $40 wines he drinks are the ones that hover around the price range of $80 with marketing....


    I wasn't debating his wine knowledge. I was disagreeing with his point about cost, which is flat out incorrect.
     
  16. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Beer is for the plebs. Maybe Chimay or something. No complexity in beer.
    But if you're still in college, racing cars, going to tractor pulls, Nascar, wearing Oakley's with suits, then okay drink up. Where's the keg, dude?


    Oh come on, not REAL beer. Sorry but mainstream lager-derivatives are NOT beer in the true sense (swill really). Just avoid the typical rubbish. CHimay is good but there are better trappistes. Unfortunately Matt, those WILL be more fattenning (especially Trippel- three times the fermentation means three timnes the sugars to be broken in to alcohol). And there can be immense complexity in beer, btw. I'll have to agree though - wine or hard alcohol if you want quantity.
     
  17. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    A bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape from Mont Olivet is 11 euros, Charvin must be like 15 or maybe 18 now. Sometime wine cannot get any better than this, like in 1990 for instance. See, I'm fairly competent in wines too [​IMG] http://www.tgjp.com !luc
     
  18. Stu

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    OK so the Diet Coke is paying off - seriously noticing the jeans getting looser (dammit I just bought em) so now I gotta switch my alcohol habits

    Im a beer drinker. I like it the beer.

    Beer maketh fatmatt.

    So what can I switch to when I am out and about that will not cause weight gains? I know all alcohol is basically a bad thing for your weight, but what can I drink that will at least minimise the damage?



    Here's what you do: Move to Puerto Rico, hang out with me on my terrace and drink Medalla all the time. It's only got 89 calories a can, but has a full flavor taste. I love the stuff.
     
  19. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    The best way to drink and stay thin is to drink hard liquor - vodka, gin, whiskey, scotch, etc...

    If you must drink beer, Miller Lite & Michelob Ultra have the least amount of carbs if I recall correctly from my drinking days. Amstel Light is pretty low in carbs and calories also.
     
  20. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Fuck weight Konings hoeven Quadrupel Trappist ale
     

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