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Any advice on the real deal involving Beer?
Ok so right away I know....Everything in moderation. Especially when it comes to alcohol. But let's be realistic I'm 23 years old and I like to go out with my friends on the weekends. I've read a lot of things saying that Beer is actually good for you, furthermore, that those people who drink one or two beers per day actually have a healthier body weight than those that don't drink at all. This is from a reputable men's fitness magazine, so I tend to believe it. However, on the flip side, Beer does have the most carbs of any alcoholic beverage. Carbs in excess = bad, at least when beginning an exercise and nutrition program. Plus , there are countless things I have read that make it seem like its impossible to be in great shape if you drink alcohol. So my real question is where is the happy medium here? if there is such a thing that is. Should I totally avoid Beer all together? Totally avoid drinking all together? (although i know for most people that is not realistic) Scale WAY back on the volume of beer consumption? or anything else?
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RE: Any advice on the real deal involving Beer?
9/14/10 7:11 PM as a reply to brJCU10.
Plain and simple alcohol is not your friend if you are trying to be fit. It doesnt matter what it is. Moderation is a key word. When I go out on a weekend I have one or two light beers and drink a glass of water with each one to prevent myself from being dehydrated. I also work it in my nutrition plan for the day so I dont go over my caloric intake.

Fyi 99.9% of magazines are filled with crap.
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RE: Any advice on the real deal involving Beer?
9/15/10 11:23 AM as a reply to brJCU10.
As much as I agree with Remax, there are a couple sides to the coin.

Have a look at this article for a (hopefully) balanced view of beer.
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RE: Any advice on the real deal involving Beer?
9/15/10 7:27 PM as a reply to brJCU10.
awesome article. that was exactly what i was trying to find out. obviously drinking a 12 pack on a friday night is a bad idea if you're trying to lose weight. But i knew there were some benefits that a few cold ones can provide. I also thought that each beer was like eating 2 potatoes as far as carbs go. Glad to see I was mistaken.
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RE: Any advice on the real deal involving Beer?
11/3/12 5:47 PM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
This link was removed. What was the word on the beer intake?
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RE: Any advice on the real deal involving Beer?
11/5/12 7:36 AM as a reply to brJCU10.
Try this:

http://www.beachbody.com/product/275.do
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RE: Any advice on the real deal involving Beer?
11/5/12 7:05 PM as a reply to brJCU10.
The reality is that it's definitely terrible for you, but it's not that bad.

Basically if you keep it to a 'few drinks' on 'special occasions' you'll be alright. Drinking a few beers once a week is red lining it in my opinion. Once a week every other week, or once a month would be more preferred.

But the fact is, drinking alcohol won't derail your results that bad. If you're drinking to get drunk then you shouldn't be drinking anyways cause you don't appreciate the brew. But if you're just looking for that comfortable buzz at most you'll be fine.

However if you're cutting body fat and trying to reach a goal, I'd personally abstain from it altogether until you hit your goal, just to prove you have the will power. For me, I dislike nothing greater than knowing I failed to do something I set out to do.

If I can't go 90 days without a drink when I set my mind to it, I know I have a problem with that drug and I need to re-evaluate my relationship with it.

That being said I've reached my goal, and my new goal is bulking up. So occasionally I'll have some beers or Bailey's on the rocks without it affecting me in the slightest, and I still get to indulge and have some fun.

Hell even Jesus used his divine power to create wine so it can't be something we should go without all the time. But you should definitely test your will power from time to time with 90 day witholdings.

Also any article that claims people are healthier that drink alcohol are full of BS. But again, perfectly fine in moderation (once you reach your goal in my opinion)

But this is all just my opinion!
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