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Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: AmandaK on June 13, 2013, 07:48:10 PM
http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/06/13/beer-bellies-are-a-myth/ (http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/06/13/beer-bellies-are-a-myth/)

Haha, jk. Wouldn't that be great though?
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: denny on June 13, 2013, 07:57:40 PM
If they're a myth, I'm carrying around a great big myth on the front of my body!
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: Joe Sr. on June 13, 2013, 07:59:39 PM
I got mine from pizza and BBQ.  It definitely didn't come from the beer.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: micsager on June 13, 2013, 09:10:55 PM
If they're a myth, I'm carrying around a great big myth on the front of my body!

Skinny homebrewers scare me.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: gymrat on June 13, 2013, 09:13:56 PM
Good point Joe. Most people consume calorie intensive foods with thier beer. Then blame the beer for the belly. My eating habbits are very clean and I still have a 30 inch waist in spite of all the beer I drink.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: Joe Sr. on June 13, 2013, 09:19:55 PM
Good point Joe. Most people consume calorie intensive foods with thier beer. Then blame the beer for the belly. My eating habbits are very clean and I still have a 30 inch waist in spite of all the beer I drink.

I was kinda tongue-in-cheek with that, but I definitely gained after I got married and I drink less beer than I used to.  More pasta, pizza, etc. though.  Hopefully working back towards my old self.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: euge on June 13, 2013, 09:41:31 PM
Gas-tank for a love machine!
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 13, 2013, 10:03:29 PM
Gas-tank for a love machine!
Haha!  I must have a helluva gas tank then.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: klickitat jim on June 13, 2013, 10:15:24 PM
I still am proud of my twelve pack abs
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: micsager on June 13, 2013, 10:24:00 PM
I still am proud of my twelve pack abs

Only a 12 pack?  Hmmm, I've got at least a corny.  LOL
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: klickitat jim on June 13, 2013, 11:57:38 PM
Lol I was being modest. Doc says I could lose most of me and still be fine. B###@@ch
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: jamminbrew on June 14, 2013, 12:18:27 AM
Why bother with a six pack, when you can carry around a pony keg...
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: Hokerer on June 14, 2013, 12:19:20 AM
Skinny homebrewers scare me.


Skinny doctors bother me.  Wish my doc was like my dentist ('bout five feet tall by five feet around) then he wouldn't be able lecture me about my weight.

Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: tschmidlin on June 14, 2013, 07:14:13 AM
Skinny homebrewers scare me.


Skinny doctors bother me.  Wish my doc was like my dentist ('bout five feet tall by five feet around) then he wouldn't be able lecture me about my weight.
Get a new doctor.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: micah h on June 14, 2013, 08:18:10 AM
Skinny homebrewers scare me.
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Sorry if i scare you. My metabolism is young, I can eat garbage all day and sit on the couch with brew all night, without gaining any weight. I have been told the only way I can gain weight, besides lifting weights "Like thats going to happen," is to get older. 150lbs and not yet thirty ;)
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: cornershot on June 14, 2013, 10:45:33 AM
I'm 40 and have been called skinny. I have a hard, physical job. I play even harder. I try to eat healthy. I consider moderate beer consumption(~2-3/ day) part of my healthy diet. My dr. says I'm in perfect health.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: jeremy0209 on June 14, 2013, 01:06:58 PM
Sorry if i scare you. My metabolism is young, I can eat garbage all day and sit on the couch with brew all night, without gaining any weight. I have been told the only way I can gain weight, besides lifting weights "Like thats going to happen," is to get older. 150lbs and not yet thirty ;)
Your time will come, son.  Your time will come.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: Jimmy K on June 14, 2013, 01:07:56 PM
Skinny homebrewers scare me.


Skinny doctors bother me.  Wish my doc was like my dentist ('bout five feet tall by five feet around) then he wouldn't be able lecture me about my weight.
Get a new doctor.
Hi 1-800-DOCTORS, can you recommend a doctor with worse habits than my own?
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 14, 2013, 01:29:58 PM
Sorry if i scare you. My metabolism is young, I can eat garbage all day and sit on the couch with brew all night, without gaining any weight. I have been told the only way I can gain weight, besides lifting weights "Like thats going to happen," is to get older. 150lbs and not yet thirty ;)
Your time will come, son.  Your time will come.
+1 !  I could eat anything I wanted until ~ age 33.  Then my metabolism hit a brick wall . 
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 14, 2013, 01:32:43 PM
 I never had a beer belly until I opened my brewery. Sat at an office desk job 40+ hours a week and barely an oz of fat. Now I'm on my feet all day lifting heavy things and running from one end of brewery to other with barely a minute to grab lunch.  But at 4 o'clock after brewing all day I find myself compelled to hit the taps.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: Slowbrew on June 14, 2013, 01:44:48 PM
Sorry if i scare you. My metabolism is young, I can eat garbage all day and sit on the couch with brew all night, without gaining any weight. I have been told the only way I can gain weight, besides lifting weights "Like thats going to happen," is to get older. 150lbs and not yet thirty ;)
Your time will come, son.  Your time will come.
+1 !  I could eat anything I wanted until ~ age 33.  Then my metabolism hit a brick wall .

Too true.  Until age 35 I couldn't eat/drink enough to gain weight.  The older I get, the faster I gain.  At 35 I weighed 160.  By 40, 175.  At 48 I hit 205 and that's after cutting way back on calories from food and booze.  I'm starting to think air is making me fat.  Maintain some kind of exercise program or your young, invincible body will turn on you with a vengeance.

Paul
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: reverseapachemaster on June 14, 2013, 02:40:54 PM
I've always had terrible metabolism (but it got worse when I hit thirty) but I am fairly diligent about my diet and exercise so I'm fairly thin. I don't drink as much beer as I would like to but I feel like I have a good balance on everything in my life and I'm comfortable with that. An extra six pack or two and I'd easily be carrying a pony keg.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: gymrat on June 14, 2013, 03:00:28 PM
This was taken on my 57th birthday.
I spend half an hour twice a week in my gym doing resistance training and walk a mile everyday with my dog Ralph. I watch my sugars and saturated fats. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Other than that I drink 1 or 2 beers every night after work and have 6 or 7 each day on my weekends. I really think it is the way most people eat with their beer that puts the pounds on.

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll171/homersimpson_album/IMG_8029.jpg)
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: denny on June 14, 2013, 03:20:14 PM
Good point Joe. Most people consume calorie intensive foods with thier beer. Then blame the beer for the belly. My eating habbits are very clean and I still have a 30 inch waist in spite of all the beer I drink.

Mind if I ask how old you are?
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: denny on June 14, 2013, 03:21:33 PM
Sorry if i scare you. My metabolism is young, I can eat garbage all day and sit on the couch with brew all night, without gaining any weight. I have been told the only way I can gain weight, besides lifting weights "Like thats going to happen," is to get older. 150lbs and not yet thirty ;)
Your time will come, son.  Your time will come.

Indeed!
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: denny on June 14, 2013, 03:24:00 PM
Good point Joe. Most people consume calorie intensive foods with thier beer. Then blame the beer for the belly. My eating habbits are very clean and I still have a 30 inch waist in spite of all the beer I drink.

Mind if I ask how old you are?

Ah, I see above!
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: jeffy on June 14, 2013, 04:47:32 PM
I'm as old as Denny and didn't get the memo to gain weight.  I did put on 15 pounds when I quit smoking in 1990, but other than that I'd say my beer consumption is irrelevant to beer belly.  Then again I don't often go without several beers per day, so I might be a lot thinner if I were dry, but I also doubt that'll happen any time soon.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: euge on June 14, 2013, 10:59:33 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-k8Qf6nWIBYg/UbugCydFAwI/AAAAAAAAAw0/Op9Q1lVG7jk/s512/img_0012.jpg)
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on June 14, 2013, 11:32:26 PM
I never had a beer belly until I opened my brewery. Sat at an office desk job 40+ hours a week and barely an oz of fat. Now I'm on my feet all day lifting heavy things and running from one end of brewery to other with barely a minute to grab lunch.  But at 4 o'clock after brewing all day I find myself compelled to hit the taps.
The same here.
I think I gain 20 lb in 2 years.
I tell to my kids that I need that muse to lift 150 lb kegs.

And the worst of it Is rarely have beer at home.
Nobody told me that before I opened a brewery.
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: chipster27 on June 15, 2013, 03:57:20 AM
I'm all legend from the waist down and myth from the waist up, LOL

Speaking of waists, do you know why they call it a waist, Because it's a waste to have not put another set of breasts there!


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Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 15, 2013, 12:49:39 PM
I never had a beer belly until I opened my brewery. Sat at an office desk job 40+ hours a week and barely an oz of fat. Now I'm on my feet all day lifting heavy things and running from one end of brewery to other with barely a minute to grab lunch.  But at 4 o'clock after brewing all day I find myself compelled to hit the taps.
The same here.
I think I gain 20 lb in 2 years.
I tell to my kids that I need that muse to lift 150 lb kegs.

And the worst of it Is rarely have beer at home.
Nobody told me that before I opened a brewery.

I am pushing past 20 lbs now. And I always make sure there's at least 2 taps at home. That's another part of the problem! I still work out by weight lifting 3 or 4 days a week in addition to brewery work and hiking another 2 days a week but it's no use. I keep getting fatter!

OTOH the other part of the equation is I turned 43 last October.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: gymrat on June 15, 2013, 01:19:32 PM
What are you eating majorvices?
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: Hokerer on June 15, 2013, 02:52:06 PM
What are you eating majorvices?

<majorvices>Yes</majorvices>
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 15, 2013, 04:11:19 PM
What are you eating majorvices?

Lots! ;)

I eat pretty healthy. Very little fast food. It's the beer and second helpings that are killing me!

I'm still in pretty good shape though. For  a brewer.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk236/majorvices_photo/null.jpg)
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on June 15, 2013, 04:20:30 PM
I think you are right. It is the second helping.
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 15, 2013, 05:54:07 PM
FYI: I was sucking my gut in on that picture
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: denny on June 15, 2013, 06:47:20 PM
What are you eating majorvices?

Lots! ;)

I eat pretty healthy. Very little fast food. It's the beer and second helpings that are killing me!

I'm still in pretty good shape though. For  a brewer.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk236/majorvices_photo/null.jpg)

Looks like you lost a few pounds of hair!
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: duboman on June 15, 2013, 07:55:54 PM

If they're a myth, I'm carrying around a great big myth on the front of my body!

Skinny homebrewers scare me.

Don't come near me then!

6'4" with a 32" waist, 48 years old and a svelt 152 lbs, good genes run in the family. My brother is 6'7" and about 190-we make and drink a lot of beer!
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 15, 2013, 10:02:10 PM
What are you eating majorvices?

Lots! ;)

I eat pretty healthy. Very little fast food. It's the beer and second helpings that are killing me!

I'm still in pretty good shape though. For  a brewer.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk236/majorvices_photo/null.jpg)

Looks like you lost a few pounds of hair!

Nah. I just don't shave my back anymore!
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: klickitat jim on June 16, 2013, 01:09:42 AM
At 25 I was a bobcat at about 35 I morphed to grizzly bear, at >50 I'm heading toward Pooh bear
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: gymrat on June 16, 2013, 03:37:50 AM
Ya look great for an old man Major :)
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 16, 2013, 11:57:00 AM
Ya look great for an old man Major :)

I was thinking the same thing about you! :D
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: bluesman on June 17, 2013, 01:46:22 PM
FYI: I was sucking my gut in on that picture

Ha! Looking good man!  ;)

On that note: I have to say that you are what you eat.

Drinking a lot of beer will tend to put the weight on, but your metabolism/genetics play a big role as well.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: Jo Diesel on June 19, 2013, 09:10:49 PM
I really watched what I ate and worked outside doing Hydroseeding and landscaping from the time I was thirty till 41 and I still went from 135 to 175. Spent 7 years working in a office, went up to 198 and now at 50 I just got down to 192 and my doctor says I got 15 more. Would be ok if I was about 4 inches taller. Trying to quit drinkin during the week as the extra weight is killing my back.
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 20, 2013, 01:36:25 AM
I swear sometimes the more physical the labor the heavier you will be. For one thing, you have to feed the machine to keep going. And the heavier you are the stronger you can be. Trying to lose weight while doing physical labor is extremely hard.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: gymrat on June 20, 2013, 02:28:02 PM
I used to cut weight while gaining strength for powerlifting competitions. I lifted in the 148# division. It was all about really understanding nutrition. Absolutely every calorie I ate was for the purpose of muscle building. I have no desire to exercise that much disipline ever again.
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 20, 2013, 09:07:19 PM
Yeah, I'm sure t can be done but it's a lot easier to increase your strength when your weight increases. I used to run approx 30 miles a week, average and dropped down to 158, as trim as I could get, and my bench press and squat went down a lot. I was in great physical shape, just not as strong.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: gymrat on June 20, 2013, 09:18:38 PM
That much cardio will also decrease your strength. But you are right, it is MUCH easier to maintain or gain strength when your heavier.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 20, 2013, 09:56:30 PM
Yeah, I'm sure t can be done but it's a lot easier to increase your strength when your weight increases. I used to run approx 30 miles a week, average and dropped down to 158, as trim as I could get, and my bench press and squat went down a lot. I was in great physical shape, just not as strong.
+1.  I played football up through high school, and have lifted weights ever since. The strength and weight feed off each other for me. Lift more= stronger =hungrier=heavier. Repeat. If I run I lose weight but strength too.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: sparkleberry on June 20, 2013, 10:05:14 PM
i work in the film business and my job includes lots of walking and carrying of cable and heavy lights and walking for 12-14 hours a day. i also run a fair bit. i turn 35 at the end of july. i have my grandfather's looks and build; i am a skinny man.

will be starting training for my first triathlon on monday.

i drink many beers a week but am also not too worried about how strong i am.
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 20, 2013, 10:10:21 PM
I actually would love to start running again. Super easy way to take off weight. Just don't think my body could handle it physically and be on my feet all week long hunping grain/kegs/brewdays.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: sparkleberry on June 20, 2013, 10:11:21 PM
read born to run.

you can do it.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 20, 2013, 10:12:31 PM
I actually would love to start running again. Super easy way to take off weight. Just don't think my body could handle it physically
Same here.  My knees have taken a beating over the years. Would love to run, but may be past everyday running.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 20, 2013, 10:18:50 PM
i work in the film business and my job includes lots of walking and carrying of cable and heavy lights and walking for 12-14 hours a day. i also run a fair bit. i turn 35 at the end of july. i have my grandfather's looks and build; i am a skinny man.

will be starting training for my first triathlon on monday.

i drink many beers a week but am also not too worried about how strong i am.
Not overly worried about strength either, but with bad knees, weightlifting keeps the beer belly to a minimum (see thread title).
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 20, 2013, 10:27:46 PM
read born to run.

you can do it.

says the 35 year old. ;)
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 20, 2013, 10:33:16 PM
Actually I was  still running @ 35.  Not @ 46.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: sparkleberry on June 20, 2013, 10:55:28 PM
...if you will it, it is no dream..

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/25/world/marathon-man-retires

but yeah, I'm sure it's easier to do for me right now.

I won't stop trying though!  ;D
Title: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: majorvices on June 20, 2013, 11:32:22 PM
If I wasn't on my feet literally 8-12+ hours a day I'd still run. Yesterday I got to brewery @ 6 am and didn't get home until 11:30. Pretty wiped out today. Granted, that was the longest day I ever put it but I just don't think my feet or ankles or knees could take the pounding of anymore concrete.

I'm hoping we get a little more automated in the next few years and it won't be so hard on me. But for now, and I've tried it, it just doesn't happen. I can't get the routine down and any runner knows that routine is essential.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: gymrat on June 20, 2013, 11:39:51 PM
Bicycling is a great alternative to running if you have knee problems.
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 20, 2013, 11:43:53 PM
I've been working for years in XRay/CT Scan, on my feet on hard surfaces too, so I'm with you. Playing sports started it, work finished it. I miss the days of running after work   ;)
Title: Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
Post by: erockrph on June 21, 2013, 02:14:46 AM
Bicycling is a great alternative to running if you have knee problems.

+1 - I have a bad back from working retail and being overweight for many years and can't handle running. I have a recumbent exercise bike and it is great.