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Old 10-15-2012, 01:06 AM   #11
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I know to eat less and work out. Putting that variable aside, what can be done with the brew itself to help? I know you can't solve the beer-gut by just changing your brew, but surely there are ways to make your beer better.
I'm not sure I understand what your saying. What do you mean by better? Do you mean lighter?
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:51 AM   #12
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Drinking good full flavored bigger beers is worth more to some. I just exercise more and cut out other carbs or calories to make up for the difference. Its about balance/management really. If you feel like you need to do this, then maybe you should cut back on eating and calories. Also it depends how many you have. You can have like one or two big beers or3- 4 low abv ones and have the same calories. Thats how i choose to drink a few more,if I know they are lower abv then I have one or two more. If I have a big one I dont generally want much more so I dont drink myself silly often. You wont fool anybody but yourself if you make a low abv beer but still drink the crap out of it.

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:58 AM   #13
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Exercise.
I can't reduce consumption since I love food and beer way too much, so I do cardio workouts (Insanity) that make up for my consumption.
Doing cardio makes me feel really great as well. It sucks while you're doing it, but after it's great.
The more muscle mass you have, the higher your BMR. Meaning more beers/day in addition to what your expenditure is with the exercise :-)

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Old 10-15-2012, 03:00 AM   #14
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Eat healthy, drink in moderation, exercise regularly, die anyway.
I feel this really sums it up well.
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Realize that a good stout can have less carbs than a weak light beer...

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Old 10-15-2012, 03:17 AM   #16
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I feel this really sums it up well.
The key is when you die. After 2 heart attacks and cancer I want to do everything I can to make sure it's as far off as possible. Once you have grandkids, it changes your perspective.
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I can't argue with that logic because I have a 4 year old daughter so I definitely understand.

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:41 AM   #18
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Look into a primal lifestyle/diet. I try not to ingest grains unless they have been fermented. Trying to restrict my intake to veggies, meat, fruit and some dairy. (mainly avoiding processed foods)
I have personally doing it for about 6 months. I Feel great, have lost about 20 lbs. and dont feel guilty about imbibing on fermented beverages.

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:57 AM   #19
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What about stouts that are lower on alc and calories but big on flavor? Im not the biggest stout fan in the world, but it can be very surprising how just because the flavor is powerful doesnt mean it has to be high in calories. I think Guinness is like 125 calories, which is practically a "light" beer, although you ask most people and they wouldnt think that at all.

Also make sure you dont compensate by consuming more of less- 2 beers at 150 cals a glass are less overall than three light beer at 110 cals a piece.

I know when I started brewing i gained 10 lbs in 2 months! Just brew with less malt and try to keep the alc% between 3-4%. May be a little light but its your choice, light flavor or treadmill...

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Every time weight issues come up, I always get this Mad TV bit stuck in my head.

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