I quit smoking, exercise 5 days a week and eat better but how do I quit beer?

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  1. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Does not compute :wtc:

    I drink 5-8 beers three nights a week. How badly is this fucking over my routine and results?
     
  2. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    my main concern is getting rid of my belly/lovehandles so ya... should prolly cut back to beer 1 night a week :wtc:
     
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    take a couple shots of patron instead
     
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    meh I don't think the beer is what is preventing you from losing you're gut... It's not going to help your gains really but you can still make good progress drinking 3 nights a week. Most college students do that, just stick to your plan if and if you really don't lose more fat then cut the drinking
     
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    If you can't even cut back, much less quit, you have a problem.

    As a general guideline, fitday shows beer as having about 150 calories in it. If you're eating and exercising so you have a 500 calorie/day deficit excluding the beer, that's a deficit of 3500 cals/week. Add in just 5 beers 3 days a week and your deficit falls to 3500 - 2250 = 1250. Which means you'll be losing 1/3rd of a pound of fat every week. 3 weeks for a pound of fat loss doesn't sound cool to me. And that's the minimum for your estimate: if you're having 8/night, you're at 3600 calories from alcohol. You'll be gaining weight, even though you're eating perfect the entire week.

    Of course that's excluding all the other factors alcohol brings to the table that fuck your metabolism over. Search around F&N for more info.
     
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    This.

    Alcohol screws up your metabolism and lowers testosterone levels for a few days after drinking. If you're doing 6 beers 3 nights a week you never really bounce back.
     
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    take some glucorell r before drinking and you will be fine. :coold:
     
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    :rofl: yeah if he wants to die
     
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    smoke weed instead
     
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    go to AA first
     
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    STFU :o
     
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    do GHB instead
     
  13. Frank Dux

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    :420: > drinking
     
  14. Gein

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    quoted for truth.

    Plus, if you don't keep junk food in your house but instead keep relatively healthy and protein dense snacks around (I like jerkey :o ) you'll be good to go.
     
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    The munchies are all mental.
     
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    stick to vodka
     
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    i had about 12 beers last night

    FML
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    weed every day, alcohol 1-2x a week max, combined with lots of water and lots of food
     
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    one of my bro's friend that I've given advice to drank that much... he just couldn't stop. anyways he got to repping 255 on the bench but he was still shaped like a ball. for decent strength, it's "ok" but for physique wise I'd say lose the drinks
     
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    I drank a beer last night. I guess I'm fucked.
     
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    no 5-8 beers three nights a week, no care
     
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    i wish i could smoke, but i can't so i gotta stick to drinking. lately my income has gone down though, so that helped me pare it down to only drinking one night of the week. and even then its a wednesday night, so its not like i get THAT trashed. every once in awhile i'll go out on the weekends.
     
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    wow thats the most ridiculous statement ive ever heard.
     
  24. ralyks

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    Maybe he gets tested?
     
  25. Thoth

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    this thread said smoking and i didnt see pot mentioned anywhere in the thread. therefore im assuming we are all talking about cigarettes and i dont think ANY employer tests people for tobacco :hsugh:

    oh, one guy did mention weed, but charlier just said smoking anyway. either way, thinking you "need" to do one or the other is dumb
     
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