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Calorie content - Weight Watchers

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Liberty97045

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One of the penalties for enjoying good beer (and getting older) is the beer gut.

The Weight Watchers book shows that a light beer is 4 points and a "regular" is 5 points.

I assume that by regular they mean Bud, Miller and the like but I suspect that the dark ales, IPAs, etc that I prefer have more than that.

Has anyone out there taken the time to figure out the points value of a micro/home brew?
 

HibsMax

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I don't know if this helps or not but alcohol is 7 calories per gram.
 

BrewChem

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I use an app on my iPhone for formulating recipes that calculates an approximate calorie content... I have recipes ranging from about 150 to over 400 calories per bottle so, the point spread will probably vary quite a bit for different styles of homebrew... for anyone interested in counting.
 

cyclogenesis

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I use myplate on livestrong..
http://www.livestrong.com/myplate/

Nice app, I can add all kinds of foods and exercise.. really helping me work out how much I have to exercise and what foods to cut to keep up my drinking habit :)

Down 12 pounds this year.. still got more to shed...
 
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