Beer Calorie Intake Logging App

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jojo2112, Apr 9, 2015.

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  1. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Poo-Bah (1,669) Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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    Liquid calories don't count.

    It's science.
     
  2. corbmoster

    corbmoster Initiate (153) Dec 15, 2014 Texas
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    Or workout more!
     
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  3. cherche

    cherche Meyvn (1,186) Mar 27, 2013 Washington
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    you are a hell of a lot tougher than i am.
     
  4. Satchboogie

    Satchboogie Savant (975) Oct 16, 2010 Belgium
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    I don't want to know!
     
  5. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,436) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    See?!?!? :grimacing: See what just happened there? Counting calories in beer just kills it! :rolling_eyes:
     
  6. CraigP83

    CraigP83 Defender (612) Dec 19, 2014 Minnesota
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    Let's not get crazy here, I've already worked out twice this year....TWICE
     
  7. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,440) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware
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    You just need to redefine working out. Those 12 oz curls when done with enough repetitions is a hell of a workout. How many people work out to the detail of working out their livers.
     
  8. jojo2112

    jojo2112 Initiate (166) Sep 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I think I worry more about the alcohol intake than the calories. Calories can be burned.
     
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  9. CraigP83

    CraigP83 Defender (612) Dec 19, 2014 Minnesota
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    Alcohol can be metabolized
     
  10. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2010 California

    I've seen more talk in the past two years about this girly calorie nonsense showing me what a fad beer has become.
     
  11. Fargrow

    Fargrow Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan

    One of the dumbest things I've read on this site.
     
  12. Fargrow

    Fargrow Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan

    By my calculations I had about 1,845 calories of beer alone on Easter. So... that explains a lot.
     
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  13. phillyhops

    phillyhops Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 New Jersey

    next glass is an app that is based off of lab analysis and will tell you calories among other things
     
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  14. Josbor11

    Josbor11 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2013 Ohio

    I remember reading back in the day that you can take ABV x Ounces x 2.5 and that gives you a pretty good calorie count. Obviously not on the money, but very close. That's what I've been using.
     
  15. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'm going to flip it around and feel proud of myself for being only mildly overweight given those numbers.

    The depressing thought is really that I could apparently easily lose weight even while gorging on pizza, steak and chocolate if I was simply to stop drinking beer every night.
     
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  16. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,214) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'm afraid to even find out...
     
  17. invertalon

    invertalon Zealot (501) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Beer calories do add up, so I just try to balance out my eating a bit more. If I have 3-4 beers and take in 800-900 calories, I will try to eat about that much less throughout the day.

    So far my weight has remained the same, which is a good thing. Especially considering how much more beer I drink the past few months. I actually lose a few pounds since I started... lol
     
  18. corbmoster

    corbmoster Initiate (153) Dec 15, 2014 Texas
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    I don't see this being a good think in the long run. You are taking nutritional caloric intake away, and replacing it with empty calories from beer.
     
  19. invertalon

    invertalon Zealot (501) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    I only drink about twice (maybe three days) a week and I am a fairly big guy (6'6" and 250lbs) so replacing 800-1000 calories out of the 2500-3000 or so I eat daily is hardly a problem. I also eat a lot of good food and avoid fast food and most junk... So on the days I drink I try to eat a lot of vegetables and such... Spinach, steamed veggies, stir fry, grilled chicken, etc... Or if I happen to splurge at the brewery or bar or whatever and get pulled pork nachos or something, I will try to make up for it the day before and after :slight_smile:
     
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  20. Aaron_Kerkvliet

    Aaron_Kerkvliet Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2014 Wisconsin

    My fitness pal, it even has a bar code scanner.
     
  21. Jirin

    Jirin Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2013 Massachusetts

    Beer isn't entirely empty calories. Or rather, the part with the calories are empty, but the rest of it is full of B complex vitamins.

    Previous attempts of mine to count calories have never worked. The logic works into a fallacy that weight loss is purely about net calories, and that burned calories are some kind of fixed constant so if your intake is lower than this constant you will automatically lose weight.

    That isn't how weight loss works, your body has different caloric needs on different days, and if you take in too few calories your body will burn fewer calories. If you give yourself a specific caloric allowance, then you're second guessing all your body's systems designed to regulate calorie intake. On some days you'll get too many calories and on other days you'll get too few.

    I tried calorie counting for months, was hungry all the time and didn't lose a pound. Then I decided, just maybe stop drinking coke and buying muffins at dunkin donuts and otherwise keep my diet exactly the same, and I lost 20 pounds immediately. Don't worry about counting beer calories. Just maybe reduce the number of situations in which you drink.

    I'm trying to get from 180 down to 165 so I decided to stop keeping beer at home and only drink when out with friends. Working so far. I don't have to worry about how much I drink on any particular day because I know I'm going to be drinking much less overall.
     
  22. aoampm

    aoampm Champion (865) Apr 26, 2014 Hawaii
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    I'd love an app for this honestly. Would be crazy to see the legendary calorie days especially when the 10-14% stouts are coming into play
     
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  23. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    If this is even close to accurate, I am a calorie-burning super human. Thank you Lord.
     
  24. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    I've always thought beers should print their calorie count on the label just like non-alcoholic beverages. I doubt that chart is always accurate
     
  25. JWQ

    JWQ Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Why would anyone want this?! Haha
     
  26. Mike_Aguirre

    Mike_Aguirre Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 Mexico

    I like to believe there are no calories in beer and it´s all a scam from the water industry.
     
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  27. phillyhops

    phillyhops Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 New Jersey

  28. seabeetastetest

    seabeetastetest Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2015 Texas

    When drinking imperial stouts leave your calorie counter at home ladies
     
  29. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Poo-Bah (5,135) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    Mods - lock this one down. This thread has no business on BA :wink:
     
  30. Carb-Overlord

    Carb-Overlord Disciple (319) Apr 25, 2014 Wisconsin

    I enjoy charts like these! Now I feel like getting a snap gym membership, so I can wear some skinny hipster jeans on the treadmill while my pot belly hangs over, and sidle along sipping from a 22oz bomber while watching the food network feed people deep fried pork belly... calories shmalories.... are there calories in beer?
     
  31. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Waayyy too much work for me to do.
     
  32. BeerBob

    BeerBob Initiate (0) May 30, 2002 Nebraska

    Awesome! https://www.nextglass.co/
     
  33. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,423) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    ignorance = bliss
     
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