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I just wanted to know if you drink a lot of beer (like everyday) you can gain alot of weight? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:">
 

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it completly depends on your current diet and how much exercise you get. alcohol has 7cal/gram btw. if your very active like me, you can get 3800+ calories a day and lose weight
 

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I guess technically if you eat or drink a whole lot of anything you can gain weight. Alcohol is subject to adding weight because people consume it without regard to the amount of calories and whether or not they are thirsty.<br><br><br><br>
Also it provides little if any nutritional value...
 

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Beer is empty calories so you're not really deriving any nutritional benefits, just like with soda.<br><br><br><br>
If you drink a lot of beer every day then you may have more to worry about than gaining a little weight.
 

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beer does have alot of calories in it (generally 200-300 per beer). i was drinking 1-3 beers every day for quite a while but recently cut down because it was keeping my weight at the same place even though i work out a lot.
 

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plus, beer tends to make you want to eat Doritos.... Since I quit drinking, my Dorito consumption has droped considerably.
 

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<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4048969.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4048969.stm</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><br><span style="font-size:small;"><b>Binge drinkers are more likely to develop a beer belly than people who consume the same amount but spread their intake out, experts suggest.</b></span> <span style="font-size:small;">Researchers believe that boozers who consume large amounts in one or two sittings tend to be more apple-shaped.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:small;">However, they say those who drink the same amount over the course of a week are less likely to be affected.</span><br></div>
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But really, calories in calories out. A pint of beer is about 200-250ish calories (depending on what you have). Have a couple of pints, and you've had 25% of your daily caloric intake. But, make healthy food choices and you can still enjoy a couple of beers and not gain weight.<br><br><br><br>
For example, I've eaten cereal & soymilk, an apple, a personal pizza, a cookie, a coffee, a rice cake, and an entree salad today. I still have enough calories left for 2 beers and will be at about 1800 calories. And I ran 7 miles today so I burned about 650 calories or so doing that... I certainly won't gain weight from these beers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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. And I ran 7 miles today so I burned about 650 calories or so doing that... I certainly won't gain weight from these beers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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<br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">The beauty of running. Cheers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:"></span>
 

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absolutely. I'm sure I'll have a snack or two later. And <i>another</i> glass of wine (not in a beer mood tonight <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> ).
 

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If you drink a lot of beer every day then you may have more to worry about than gaining a little weight.</div>
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Agreed.
 

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A couple of beers a day may also lower the incidence of kidney stone formation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arc99/9_11_99/food.htm" target="_blank">http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_...11_99/food.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
The more hops, the better. I recently discovered "Indian Pale Ale" and it is loaded with hops. I also found it tastes better not cold <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Different beers should be served at different temperatures. Macrobrews like Bud & Coors are marketed to be served "ice cold" because they taste like crap. The colder they are, the less you can taste. No thanks.<br><br><br><br>
Here's a beer serving temp guide: <a href="http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=479" target="_blank">http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=479</a><br><br><br><br>
If you have a Whole Foods Market nearby, check out their (quality!) beer selection some time. IPA is only the beginning, my friend. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hay Amy!<br><br>
Thanks for the link; I should probably get out Michael Jackson's Guide to Beer as I haven't looked at it in a while.<br><br><br><br>
I don't drink the "macrobrews" for the very same reason you state. Busch has a "brewery" to the east of Houston and it looks just like all the other petro-chemical plants around it. If it didn't have the sign out front, you'd think it was producing chemicals or cracking oil! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
I have probably had IPA in the past, but didn't know much about it, as I do like a good ale. Bass is now off-limits, though, after learning what "i'singlass" is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> It makes me wonder just how many of the ales are produced the same way.<br><br><br><br>
I do have many Whole Foods nearby (I think Houston has at least four and all in areas I routinely visit) but the place I get my beers and ales is <a href="http://www.specsonline.com/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Spec's</span>.</a> They beat WF hands down for choice and price <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> If you're ever in Houston, we'll to to the Spec's on Smith street, then Central Market, the big Whole Foods and finally Phoenicia Market <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> Don't know what they have for beer, but it's a great place to find Middle Eastern ingredients and foods <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Someday, I'll get into making my own. There's a brew-making supplier just a couple of miles from here. I'm finishing off a Newcastle Brown right now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:">
 

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Excellent find in Spec's, kentauros! I just took a peek at their beer selection - very nice.<br><br><br><br>
Mind if I suggest a couple?<br><br>
If you like IPA's, definitely check out Dogfish Head's 60 and 90 minute IPAs. Remi and I both prefer the 90 minute, but I think they're both worth trying. The 120 minute tastes like hop-water to me. Not that good, but worth a try some time anyway, if not only for the experience. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Victory Brewing's Hop Wallop & Hop Devil are also very tasty.<br><br><br><br>
Also, Stone brewing's Arrogant ******* is a great balance of hops & malt. If you like that one, try Rogue's Dead Guy.<br><br><br><br>
And if you like the beers that have a lot of both hops & malt, you might try Dogfish Head's Raison d'Etre. It is one of my all-time favorites. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I like to pick up something new at least 50% of the time I get some beer - I've been pleasantly surprised by most everything I've picked up.
 

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Different beers should be served at different temperatures. Macrobrews like Bud & Coors are marketed to be served "ice cold" because they taste like crap. The colder they are, the less you can taste. No thanks.<br><br><br><br>
Here's a beer serving temp guide: <a href="http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=479" target="_blank">http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=479</a><br><br><br><br>
If you have a Whole Foods Market nearby, check out their (quality!) beer selection some time. IPA is only the beginning, my friend. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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That's quite interesting. Most of the type of beers I like they sare are meant to be served at "Cellar (12-14C/54-57F)". That's a bit warm for me on a hot day. I prefer around 4-5 C on a hot day home from the beach. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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I just wanted to know if you drink a lot of beer (like everyday) you can gain alot of weight? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:"></div>
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Ever heard of a beer belly? Probably not the greatest idea to be drinking lots of beer everyday for other reasons too tho IMHO....
 

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I never heard a girl getting a beer belly, only guys. A girl's belly is usually called a pot belly. Anyways samething. What does IMHO mean?
 

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Excellent find in Spec's, kentauros! I just took a peek at their beer selection - very nice.<br><br><br><br>
Mind if I suggest a couple?<br><br>
If you like IPA's, definitely check out Dogfish Head's 60 and 90 minute IPAs. Remi and I both prefer the 90 minute, but I think they're both worth trying. The 120 minute tastes like hop-water to me. Not that good, but worth a try some time anyway, if not only for the experience. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Victory Brewing's Hop Wallop & Hop Devil are also very tasty.<br><br><br><br>
Also, Stone brewing's Arrogant ******* is a great balance of hops & malt. If you like that one, try Rogue's Dead Guy.<br><br><br><br>
And if you like the beers that have a lot of both hops & malt, you might try Dogfish Head's Raison d'Etre. It is one of my all-time favorites. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I like to pick up something new at least 50% of the time I get some beer - I've been pleasantly surprised by most everything I've picked up.</div>
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<br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">Rogue Dead Guy is sooooooo good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"></span>
 

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In My Humble Opinion =)<br><br><br><br>
I'm sure that girls can get beer bellies too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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