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Guinness - My new diet drink

post #1 of 18
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BEER
Eat This:
Guinness Draught
126 calories
10 g carbohydrates
NOT THAT
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
175 calories
14 g carbohydrates

Save 49 calories a beer!

Surprised? Most people think of Guinness as a beer milk shake: dark, thick, and rich enough to inspire guilt along with the intense pleasure. But a 12-ounce mug is as low in calories as many watery light beers, and it can save you up to 50 calories over other full-flavored brews, such as Sierra Nevada. Switch out a six-pack a week and you'll save yourself more than 4 pounds this year. Brilliant!

www.msn.com - 04/09/2008
Who'da thunk Guinness would be lower in calories, let alone so much lower. I'm going to start drinking 3 or 4 each night to lose 12 pounds by next ski season.
post #2 of 18
I'm impressed with your logic! What better way to replace the glycogen after a long ride!

My fav also, especially when you can't be sipping a pint at the Smugglers Brewpub in Telluride!
post #3 of 18
Guinness- all the nutrition of a banana in every glass, very high in riboflavin.
post #4 of 18
that's because draught guinness has less alcohol than coors light.
post #5 of 18
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that's because draught guinness has less alcohol than coors light.
Whatever. Coors light tastes like piss.
post #6 of 18
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that's because draught guinness has less alcohol than coors light.
That would seem to be quite consistent with the numbers above:

126 - 4*10 = 86 kcal from alcohol and proteins

175- 4*14 = 119 kcal from alcohol and proteins

Without a showing of significantly higher protein residues in SNPA, we can reasonably state that it is 38% higher in alcohol content than draught Guinness.
post #7 of 18
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Damn, Comprex I'm impressed. You usually only find that type of logic with the 40oz crowd.
post #8 of 18
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...logic with the 40oz crowd.
You ever duct tape a couple of those to your hands?
post #9 of 18
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You usually only find that type of logic with the 40oz crowd.
Method acting eh
post #10 of 18
You guys should start by counting your blessings.

I can't even get a Pale Ale in Japan. It's coors-like piss or... or... I give up. I have to go to a downtown pub even to get a guiness.

Stores only sell schwag. Japanese red wine sucks too. I've converted to 25% rice-alcohol that I mix with sparkling lemon water.

(my friends and family back home would beat me with a stick.)
post #11 of 18
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Who'da thunk Guinness would be lower in calories, let alone so much lower. I'm going to start drinking 3 or 4 each night to lose 12 pounds by next ski season.
But why would you ever restrict yourself to 12 ounces of Guinness? A pint (preferably an imperial pint) or two would do much better . Not to mention taste a whole lot better than the watered down, over refrigerated junk most American's call "beer". It might not help that diet, but it will help your disposition!
post #12 of 18
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Whatever. Coors light tastes like piss.
How many calories in piss?
post #13 of 18
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How many calories in piss?
I would have to say 0. As long as it is your own...


I started college drinking the cheap stuff, keystone, natty ice etc. Never again
post #14 of 18
In the good old days, Guinness used to be available free for certain patients on the National Health Service.

Free cod liver oil and orange juice for kids too... and free milk for schoolkids in the days before Maggie Thatcher, Milk Snatcher.
post #15 of 18
Have you seen the ad campaign that says, "Guinness has only 125 calories ... but not on purpose"? I love that. I love Guinness, too.
post #16 of 18
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You guys should start by counting your blessings.

I can't even get a Pale Ale in Japan. It's coors-like piss or... or... I give up. I have to go to a downtown pub even to get a guiness.
The best Guiness I ever had in my life was in Japan. But this is perhaps because we'd already been there for two weeks, eating nothing but Japanese food, and decided to have a "culture shock" evening. So we went to an English pub.

Oh my god. Greasy food. Real beer. Wait staff actually being a bit rude to us. It was heaven, honestly!
post #17 of 18
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That would seem to be quite consistent with the numbers above:

126 - 4*10 = 86 kcal from alcohol and proteins

175- 4*14 = 119 kcal from alcohol and proteins

Without a showing of significantly higher protein residues in SNPA, we can reasonably state that it is 38% higher in alcohol content than draught Guinness.
If the 86 were purely alcohol, there'd be 86/7 gms alcohol, or about 12 gms.
Sierra would be 119/7 gms or about 17 gms.

Since Guiness is 4%, that would make Sierra about 4x17/12 or 5.6 %.

From the Sierra Nevada site:

alcohol content 5.6% by volumeyeast Top-fermenting Ale Yeastbeginning gravity 13.0 Platobittering hops Magnum & Perleending gravity 2.8 Platofinishing hops Cascadebitterness units 37malts Two-row Pale & Caramel
post #18 of 18
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You know, it they made solving the alcohol level of beers a story problem in high school math maybe the kids would pay more attention.
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