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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2016, 12:41:02 PM »
I would enjoy hearing the story...I could use some motivation to drop 10-15 lbs.
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2016, 12:43:59 PM »
Being an MIT grad, I'm sure he developed some sort of microscopic tapeworm or borg nanoprobes to assist him  :P
I had gone off the reservation as far as taking care of myself over the last ten years so I started running again and with that the diet has changed and my beer consumption has been cut a bit, but I still enjoy more than I need!  See you in Balmore!

I started running 5k's last year (think I did 6 or 7) but they were for the "Will Run For Beer" series, so I'm not sure they count
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2016, 12:57:52 PM »
I also. Have gained 30# since last November. Strictly due to too many calories and not enough exercise.

Any advice from success could be very helpful.

Last spring and summer I was walking a lot- 5-6 days a week. Regularly would do 13 miles at a wack and as much as 18. Very time consuming. But walking that much will shed the blubber.

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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2016, 01:25:46 PM »
Especially if you are not eating while walking that much!
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2016, 01:57:37 PM »
How about we set up an AHA Experimental Weight Loss Group, and we worship Drew as our Guru and Deity, and we pray to Him for guidance? And we make a pledge to lose x amount of weight through scientifically sound experimental methods. E.g., the first week we only eat bananas and after that week we measure the collective weight loss. Second week, only quinoa and Brussels sprouts, and we measure again, etcetera and so forth.
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2016, 02:02:24 PM »
But what happens if Drew gains it all back? My faith would be crushed... :(
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2016, 02:03:24 PM »
I'd lose 10 lbs in week 2. Brussel Sprouts  :P
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2016, 02:08:00 PM »
But what happens if Drew gains it all back? My faith would be crushed... :(

Obviously you do not have the Faith.
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2016, 02:12:15 PM »
But what happens if Drew gains it all back? My faith would be crushed... :(

Obviously you do not have the Faith.

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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2016, 02:55:10 PM »
But what happens if Drew gains it all back? My faith would be crushed... :(
That's the tough part. I've lost 60-80 pounds at least 4-5 times in my life. But then life always seems to get in the way, old habits return, and the weight comes back.

FWIW, calorie restriction is the way to lose the weight, but exercise certainly helps you feel healthier and makes it easier to keep with the healthy eating. I've gone as low as 1200 calories a day, and that will certainly drop the pounds fast, but it's hard to keep at it. 1400-1700 calories a day seems to be the butter zone for me, where I lose a steady 8-10 pounds or so per month, and I am able to keep it going long term without feeling like I'm starving myself.

Lean protein has always been my staple when trying to lose weight. When you cut your calories way back, you still need to make sure you're getting enough protein. Chicken, egg whites, vegetarian options (Trader Joes Meatless Meatballs are great), etc. are all great ways to fill up and get protein while still keeping the calorie count low.
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2016, 03:09:04 PM »
Just calculated the calorie content of the lager brewed recently. SG of 1.043 est.~ 141 calories per 12oz!

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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2016, 03:36:59 PM »
Just calculated the calorie content of the lager brewed recently. SG of 1.043 est.~ 141 calories per 12oz!

Beersmith estimates calories for your recipes.  The IPA I just brewed is estimated at 238 calories per 12 oz.  SG 1.070 7.3% ABV
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2016, 03:46:01 PM »
Just calculated the calorie content of the lager brewed recently. SG of 1.043 est.~ 141 calories per 12oz!

Not bad.  You can probably have 10 or 12 a day.  Well, as long as you don't eat any food:)

I do tend to brew everything in the 1.042-1.052 range, and one of the reasons (besides preference and lower abv) is simply trying to avoid an extra 50-100 calories that can come in a higher alcohol beer.
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2016, 03:48:21 PM »
Just so long as I don't have to eat only Subway sandwiches.  We all know What bizarre effects that has on sexual proclivities
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Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2016, 03:51:50 PM »
Just calculated the calorie content of the lager brewed recently. SG of 1.043 est.~ 141 calories per 12oz!

Not bad.  You can probably have 10 or 12 a day.  Well, as long as you don't eat any food:)

Why not...this guy did it. http://philly.thedrinknation.com/articles/read/474-Part-time-monk-finishes-his-46-day-beer-fast#
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