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Can You Drink Beer And Still Lose Weight?

Weighed in this morning at 150 pounds, down two pounds from yesterday. Here's what I did yesterday to lose those two pounds...

Morning: 1 small whole wheat tortilla (80 calories)
Morning: 1 can of V8 Juice (70 calories)
Afternoon: 1 package, 10oz, of diced melon mix (120 calories)
Afternoon: 1 can, 4oz, of smoked salmon (208 calories)
Afternoon: 1 can of V8 Juice (70 calories)
Evening: 1 dry pint, cherry tomatoes (70 calories)
Evening: 6 small celery sticks with hot sauce (12 calories)

Total: 630 calories

Exercise: None, except if you count Wii Bowling as exercise.

The last couple of days I've been really craving a beer. I've held myself back quite well. I've been to the grocery store yesterday, and perused their selection of microbrews, and could have easily picked up a six-pack. But I did not.

So it's made me think about a way to incorporate 32oz of dark ales each day and still lose weight. 32oz of that kind of beer would amount to about 500 calories. If I add them to my daily weight loss regimen, I'd consume about 1,100 to 1,300 calories a day.

That's not bad, considering I burn about 7,500 calories a day, with my exercise, activities of daily living, and attempts to keep my metabolism running all day long. The alcohol in the beer, however, will slow that metabolism down, and there's not much nutritional value aside from B vitamins.

But 32oz of beer is also equivalent to gaining 32oz (2 pounds) of weight. Albeit it's only water gain. But I can pee it out each day.

On paper, it's totally doable.

But I guess I'm getting really tempted to get some beer if I'm actually thinking about how to design a "beer diet".

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