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Old 10-14-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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I'm looking for homebrew tips on avoiding the beer belly. Obviously there are light beers. These sacrifice flavor, but if you have any really good light recipes then pleas share.

The other angle, though, is ingredients. Not all calories are equal. 100 calories from cake or cheese are more likely to beocme fat than 100 caleries from whole wheat bread. What are good homebrew ingredients to use and which are best avoided for making your beer have as many good calories as possible?



 
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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Eat less and workout....That's what I do, so I can drink this beer...


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Old 10-14-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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Reduce intake and exercise.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:43 PM   #4
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What you put into it isn't going to change it much, beer is already whole grain and water, not going to get much better than that. Easiest way is exercise
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:00 AM   #5
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #6
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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.

 
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:10 AM   #7
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Not all calories are equal. 100 calories from cake or cheese are more likely to beocme fat than 100 caleries from whole wheat bread.
Nope. This is simply not true, especially regarding cake vs. whole wheat bread.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
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less sugar=less calories=less abv%

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:55 AM   #9
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Eat healthy, drink in moderation, exercise regularly, die anyway.

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:02 AM   #10
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First of all cheat! Just balance what you drink to what you eat. So eat less to make up for what you drink,you still have those built up carbs to use from beer. Then you can drink what you want. But do exercise,maybe more often than normal,just to burn off calories and still reward yourself.
Calories are still calories,yes some you can burn off more easily,but the realitiy is if you dont eat then exercise then you are going to burn off fat faster.Just keep that in mind also. And you dont want to pig out after exerciseing either,drink a bunch of water and you shouldnt even really be hungry right after anyway. Over eating is a result of boredom generally. Try doing a shot or two of raw applecider vinegar a half hour before you eat,you may not end up eating as much,and you never want to stuff or fill yourself up ever anyway. I usually exclude that to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners though.
YOu can still make some mild or light ales or lagers though. Nothing wrong with that. If you like them.I would recommed some mild ale recipes,they are lighter but have good flavor still.



 
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