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Is Beer really that bad if you count it in your calorie count?

I know you should be eating good calories when your counting calories. However there are some days I am below my calories and really feel like a beer. I think one night a week is good to unwind with a beer. If it's not a beer I like wine with a hat bath and candles.

What are those types of calories doing to me if I'm under my calories for the day?

Fri. Jul 28, 3:03pm

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sounds like a good wiki entry. When I am done with my vodka entry (complete with tips on how to drink like a Russian) I'll get on that.

Friday, July 28, 2006, 3:07 PM

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here is the link...


Friday, July 28, 2006, 3:09 PM

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I'm counting calories too and I purposely save about 150 calories for the end of the day so I can have a 5 oz glass of wine for dessert. So far, so good. I've lost 27 pounds since October. There are some scientific studies that suggest that moderate drinking (1-2 drinks per day) is better for you than abstaining totally.

Friday, July 28, 2006, 4:08 PM

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I think the main problem with drinking is that it can (a) give you the munchies, and (b) relax your eating inhibitions enough to give in to (a).

If it's one drink like the 27-lb loser above (go go go!), then a & b are probably irrelevant unless you're a lightweight (drinker that is).

Friday, July 28, 2006, 4:18 PM

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My biggest problem with having a beer or any alcohol?????

It is so easy to have another and another and ok... maybe a few more. :(

Friday, July 28, 2006, 4:27 PM

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For me it's exactly the "munchie" factor. But, Hey! if it doesn't put you over your # for the day I say do it!

Friday, July 28, 2006, 4:47 PM

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This is off the topic a little....

It's really intersting to me that if someone puts up a diet pop thread, everyone lets loose about how bad pop is for you. If someone puts an alcohol thread, noone gets all uptight about it. I personally don't drink alcohol, but if someone wants ONE beer or a glass of wine it's not a big deal to me and I would never cut into them. It's just none of my business. I drink one pop a day and if I were to mention that here some people would go beserk. Do you see what I am saying???

Friday, July 28, 2006, 5:46 PM

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diet pop is not good for you - even in moderation.

That is why everyone jumps on it.

Friday, July 28, 2006, 6:30 PM

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Diet pop never killed anyone. Most food today has a lot of "unnatural" ingredients. Unless you eat totally organic which personally I can't afford to do.
I can think of a lot worse things that people put in their bodies besides diet pop. Like regular pop for example. I'd say that contributes more to obesity than diet pop.

Friday, July 28, 2006, 6:38 PM

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Yes, 5:46, I see what you're saying.

Friday, July 28, 2006, 6:41 PM

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