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Beer vs. Ice Cream

serious question- if I was to either drink 36oz of beer at night or have a pint of ice cream- what is better. I understand that I need to be makng better choices, but I am a guy and I have such huge hunger pangs at night when I don't have a few beers. I need to get my calories elsewhere. My body screams out for them.

Sun. Jun 11, 9:45am

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I here you on night time munching. I use to be one but I have been eating my supper around 8 p.m. and found that has really helped from stopping. Plus I drink alot of water besides I don't like beer but do love ice cream. So I don't buy it period. Enjoy your day. Remember you are not alone on this long journey.

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 9:55 AM

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Ice cream is better because of the dairy aspect of it. Beer is bad on your liver no matter how you slice it.

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 10:21 AM

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Is ice cream your only other choice? Why not a turkey and swiss sandwich on whole wheat, or a bowl of granola with skim milk, an egg white omlette with jack cheese and red peppers, a Clif bar, or a smoothie with frozen fruit and frozen yogurt and some protein powder?

Otherwise, you could also try eating 100 calories more at each meal throughout the day and you might not have hunger pangs at night.

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 1:32 PM

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heart healthy

Beer is fat-free and good for your heart, especially for men. The cardio-protective factor for men increases with each drink consumed, up to 35 per week! So , if you watch calories in other areas, have no problems with alcoholism or your liver, are not on any meds that are contraindicated with alcohol (and have a designated driver when out and about) GO FOR IT!! It may keep you from a heart attack! Cheers! Deb RN

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 11:02 PM

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A 12oz can/bottle of beer (depending on the brand) has generally between 80 cals (Michelob Ultra) and 150 cals. Surprisingly, I think Guinness is one of the lower-cal beers. As are all of the light beers, of course. So, figure 36oz is 300-500 cals. A pint of ice cream is probably 4 servings, each a half-cup. Depending on the brand, a serving is probably at least 150 cals, up to maybe 250, unless you're eating super-diet ice cream. So, the pint will most likely be more calories - even at 150 cals a serving, it's still 600 cals for the pint.

I'd think that 1 beer and 1 serving of ice cream, and then add maybe a handful of peanuts or almonds, etc., or some cheese, etc. would be much healthier. Then you're getting calcium from the ice cream, and any benefits from the beer, and something else good for your body.

Beer and ice cream aren't awful for your body in moderation, but more than a serving at a time, if it's not an occasional treat, of either one, will not be good.

Monday, June 12, 2006, 10:36 AM

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