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Losing Weight With Beer

Weighed in this morning at 156 pounds, no change from yesterday.

Started yesterday with my usual serving of kefir and a handful of almonds (a handful seems to be about 12-16 almonds). For lunch I had a small veggie tray of broccoli, tomatoes, and celery, with some pico de gallo. I drank one bottle of water, and one can of V8. I also did the full round of exercises, jogging, sit-ups, crunches, push-ups, and some weight lifts.

That evening I got together with a couple of friends at the local tavern for beer. I drank three bottles, and had a medium-sized chef-salad. My friends had fish-n-chips, and I was so tempted.

We got into a discussion about my weight loss, and I mentioned how much dedication goes into losing some 60 pounds over a year-and-a-half. I think the topic came up because when I ordered the chef salad, I told the waiter to bring me some salsa or hot sauce instead of salad dressing (they had no fat free dressing). So, they pointed to the three beers I was having, wondering how that fit into my diet plan.

I said beer doesn't really add much calories. One bottle of light beer is about 70 calories, whereas one bottle of regular beer is about 100 calories, and one bottle of dark beer is about 200 calories, and all the calories comes from carbs; there's no fat in beer. But much of the weight gain from beer comes from the water. You can piss out all the water, and then burn off the calories doing light exercises.

But on top of that, drinking three bottles of beer makes you feel full, from the water and the carbonation. I'm sure I could come up with a beer diet, just like a beef jerky diet. But the reality is that you still have to exercise, still have to eat fruits and vegetables, and ultimately you have to change your lifestyle to keep that weight off.

However, after having lost that much weight, and weighing at 156 pounds, I can't seem to hold my liquor anymore. Last night the only beer I drank was below 6% alcohol, which is medium compared to all other beers, and yet I was still drunk. When I weighed in the 200's, I could put those beers away and only start to feel a buzz.

So, if someone were to actually go on a "beer diet", they'd gradually get more drunk as they lost more weight.


February 12, 2010 at 10:48 AM Anonymous said...

Bravo, My Man, Bravo!!!

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