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Alocoholdaveo
Sep 29, 2001 4:08 PM
hey im looking for informaion regarding the amount of calories and junk that is in beer and alcohol...also any other usefull info or insight you might have regarding alcohol consumption vs fitness level...thanks dave
alcoholdaveo
Sep 29, 2001 6:41 PM
sorry that should be alcohol not alocohol
daveo - are you drunk?climbo
Oct 4, 2001 5:13 AM
LOL, that was a funny typo if I ever saw one.
re: Alocoholmedstud
Sep 30, 2001 6:30 AM
go to the library (or university book store) and see if you can find a medical biochemistry book. Look up ethanol and see how it is burned as a fuel for ATP (energy). It's pretty good information on all types of fuels; glucose, fatty acids etc. Good luck
re: AlocoholSpiritual Haiku
Oct 2, 2001 6:30 AM
http://www.lancearmstrong.com/calorie.xls
Beer, beer, beerKerry Irons
Oct 1, 2001 4:43 PM
Wine = 90 calories per 4 oz
Beer = 150 calories per 12 oz
Lite Beer = 110 calories per 12 oz
Hard liquor = 85 calories per oz, 100 proof

Other junk: alcohol does not really have a place in the athlete's diet, although very moderate drinking (one drink per day) is not a problem. All kinds of toxic byproducts are formed in the digestion of alcohol - that's why you get a hangover. There's no nutritional value in alcohol, so the only reason to consume it is "recreational".
Beer, beer, beerdaveo
Oct 4, 2001 12:19 AM
besides calories is there any fat in alcohol? i read that the consumtion of alcohol affencts your ability to burn stored body fat?
No fat in alcohol.Kerry Irons
Oct 4, 2001 5:13 PM
By definition, all alcoholic beverages are grain based products and water based. No fat, no how. Alcohol does screw up your digestive system and represents a "foreign" pathway for energy production. Again, one drink a day is not a problem. More than that and you're flirting with bad juju.
Metabolized in a way similar to fat...Trypsin
Oct 6, 2001 10:53 AM
Alcohol has its own system of metabolism in the body. This system allows it to be more easily stored as fat in the body. You also have to take into acount that there is often some carbohydrate in the drink (like beer) that will add to your caloric consuption. I usually have a few drinks at the bar on the weekends and have been able to maintain a low body fat percentage and stay in competative shape. Moderation is the key.
7 calories per gram...breck
Oct 16, 2001 2:06 PM
...if memory serves me.

In scientific jargon one would say ..."the literature suggests" alcohol is processed as 7 calories per gram, etc.

Hay Trypsin, pass the key ..that damn wine cellar door is locked again :)

cheers,
breck
"Wasted Days and Wasted Nights"...breck
Oct 5, 2001 9:25 AM
Beer:
an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting malt with or without other cereals and flavored with hops. From the Latin "bibere" meaning to drink.

Composition:
water, 75 to 92%; alcohol, 2 to 13%; albuminoids, 3 to 6%; dextrins, 3 to 6%; mineral salts, 0 to 2%; carbon dioxide, 0.1 to 0.4%

Nutrients: 12 fl.oz.
water, 92%; food energy, 150 kcal; protein, 1.1g; carbo's, 14g; calcium, 18mg; sodium, 28mg; thiamine, 0.11 mg; niacin, 2.2 mg

Source:
"Dictionary of Beer and Brewing" by Carl Forget
Published by Brewers Publications, 1988
Tel. 303-447-0816

Also check out:
"the New World Guide to Beer" by Michael Jackson
Running Press Book Publishers, 1988

Issues IMHO :)
dehydration
alcoholism
beer is a drug
cauterizing the blood vessels that feed the muscle

"Wasted Days and Wasted Nights"
-Freddy Fender

That said, Guinness anyone :?)

cheers,
breck
bgcc (bubble gum cigar club)