View Full Version : Beer, Not Exercise, Best For Battling The Bulge

04-08-2010, 16:01

Swapping a daily glass of wine for a beer could help you save as many calories as you would by taking a 30-minute jog, a U.K.-based consumer group claimed Tuesday.

The consumer group Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) launched an attack on the belief that beer causes drinkers to become overweight.

The group claimed Tuesday that beer's reputation for being fattening was unfounded.

"For years, beer has been blighted by a reputation for being more fattening than other alcoholic drinks, when in reality the exact opposite is true," beer expert Prof. Charlie Bamforth said. "The major source of calories in any alcoholic drink is the alcohol itself, and because beer is the drinks category with the lowest average alcohol content, it is also lowest in calories -- so for someone looking to lose weight, swapping their glass of wine for a beer every day would ... cut out more calories than are burned off during a typical 30-minute jog."

The group said research showed 34 percent of men and 29 percent of women incorrectly believe that beer had more calories than other alcoholic drinks.

"As a low-alcohol drink, beer can supplement a healthy lifestyle if consumed in a responsible manner," said CAMRA Chief Executive Mike Benner.

CAMRA represents the beer industry across Europe.

04-08-2010, 16:05
It can be true, if you do not eat anything in drinking beer.

Ian G
04-08-2010, 16:58
It can be true, if you do not eat anything in drinking beer.

Funnily enough most beer drinkers in Britain don't eat anything with beer (unless it's with a meal). No salted fish, salted squid, cheese, etc. Possibly a few peanuts, but it's just for form's sake. Пиво с пивом.

Still I'd like to see this research confirmed by an independent body. Maybe the Kremlinís independent think tank "Strategic Culture Foundation" could do some work on this important question.

04-08-2010, 18:07
How about no alcohol at all and 30 min jog?

04-08-2010, 18:28
How about no alcohol at all and 30 min jog?
Boring! ;-)

05-08-2010, 01:30
How about no alcohol at all and 30 min jog?

Are you a retired Gulag guard?

Kraven Morehead
05-08-2010, 01:35
Most of the skinny guys I know are heavy duty pot smokers.
Two XL pizzas, 1 liter of Ice Cream, and many bags of Doritos , but never get fat.
THC is the Ultimate Fat burner