How do I get drunk and not get fat?

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  1. 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.
     


  2. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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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.
     


  3. Matt

    Matt ex-m@Triate

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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....
     


  4. Impulse155

    Impulse155 Senior member

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


    Answer: Tell me when you find out :p
     


  5. johnapril

    johnapril 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....


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


  6. 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.
     


  7. 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
     


  8. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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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.
     


  9. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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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.
     


  10. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Fuck weight Konings hoeven Quadrupel Trappist ale
     


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    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.

    I'd rather drink diet water.
     


  12. raley

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    I'd rather drink diet water.

    Hmm...
     


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    Every day after work I'm picking up a large Japanese radish, slicing it up and eating it raw along with a pitcher of club soda with 2 jiggers of gin mixed in. I used to bake the radishes and sprinkle salt and pepper on it, but that's too much work. Eating it raw is great after a workout, and along with the pitcher of water, I'm in and out of the bathroom all evening. I guess the radish has a lot of water in it, too. Very low calorie homemade happy hour [​IMG]
     


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    johnapril Senior member

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    Château Campuget CuvÃ[​IMG]e Prestige 2001 Nimes-Langeudoc

    This dense wine possesses Côte Rôtie-like flavors of violets, crème de cassis, licorice, and spice box, medium to full body, a beautifully pure flavor profile, an enticing texture, and a long, 30-second finish. This terrific offering tastes like it should cost 2-3 times the price.

    90 points (Wine Advocate)

    Price: $14
     


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    for a nurseable drink in hot weather i go for a pint of white wine spritzer, soda not fucking lemonade, cheap dry white like pinot grigio or something and some ice. dry, quenching, at a 40:60 booze:soda mix about as alcoholic as beer, and i'm led to believe less fattening than beer.

    thinking about it i don't know why it would be less fattening than beer....i bought it though.
     


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