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    The summer holiday season is approaching here in South Africa. This is usually a time where I drink...ALOT.

    Now seeing as i'm trying to lose weight and have changed my diet, drinking alot is something I will need to cut down on (yes I should cut it out completely but that isn't going to happen).

    I love to drink beer - as we all know it is pretty high in empty calories, I have recently moved to a light beer which I actually enjoy but i've heard from some people that the best thing to drink while trying to lose weight is Whiskey. Is there anything backing this? And is there a big difference between a light beer and whiskey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd6312 View Post
    The summer holiday season is approaching here in South Africa. This is usually a time where I drink...ALOT.

    Now seeing as i'm trying to lose weight and have changed my diet, drinking alot is something I will need to cut down on (yes I should cut it out completely but that isn't going to happen).

    I love to drink beer - as we all know it is pretty high in empty calories, I have recently moved to a light beer which I actually enjoy but i've heard from some people that the best thing to drink while trying to lose weight is Whiskey. Is there anything backing this? And is there a big difference between a light beer and whiskey?

    Yeah, Beer is better!

    Both totally different drinks i'm sure you could stand alot longer drinking beer than you could drinking whisky all night.
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    straight alcohol is going to be better because theres less sugar etc compared to mixers and beer, but then alcohol reduces testosterone levels in the body or something so all in all it's bad news.
    If anything limit your intake to once a weekend or something and make it your cheat day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richiboi View Post
    Yeah, Beer is better!

    Both totally different drinks i'm sure you could stand alot longer drinking beer than you could drinking whisky all night.
    And yeah in this aussie summer I'd go a beer any day over whisky.
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    Alcohol is still empty calories.

    Not only that, but it does carry a lot of the negative effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrutiny View Post
    Alcohol is still empty calories.

    Not only that, but it does carry a lot of the negative effects.
    So who's going to list the positive effects?

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    It's kind of a stupid comparison, because brown spirits versus beer is too specific - all I can tell you is that the browner spirits are the highest in calories of any spirit, and the browner beers, ales and even ciders are the highest in calories of any beer, ale or cider!

    If you drink brown liquor straight, you MIGHT be SLIGHTLY better off than if you drank beer, because you will become more intoxicated on a much smaller amount of spirit than beer. That's assuming you have a limit, and will know when you've reached it.

    But that's useless if your intention (crutch/excuse) is to 'cool down' or 'refresh yourself' on a hot summers day in Africa. If you mix your spirit with a sugary soft drink, consider any advantage lost when compared with beer.

    And, to be blunt, neither of these options could in any way be considered 'more healthy' when it comes to alcoholic drinks. More appropriately, the least UNhealthy alcoholic substances are clear spirits and white wine. And even then, only by a small degree.

    Ultimately it's a bad choice, whichever one you opt for.
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    Dink clear spirits, Gin, Vodka etc
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    Proud to say I haven't had a drink for a month, there's a first for everything lol! But iv'e got a bloody work dinner on this Friday so I suppose I should have a few... Right when I'm trying to cut bloody Christmas and new years come along
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    As stated above both choices are not conducive to fat loss. Alcohol has 7 calories per gram, so a typical spirit drink, mixed by you, will have close to two ounces of alcohol and that will be at least 120 calories(assuming 80 proof) and no sugary mixers. A typical "light" beer will be about 100 calories or so(12 oz). And if I understand this correctly the body usues alcohol different than other energy sources as the body uses it immedietly and all other calories consumed during drinking tend to get stored. So moderation is key, but myself, like you will drink so I quit totally for three weeks before and a month after and that seems to help!!! So cheers and happy holidays!!

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    If you want to lose weight and/or build muscle, then you'll definitely want to moderate your alcohol consumption, no matter what form it comes in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd6312 View Post
    Now seeing as i'm trying to lose weight and have changed my diet, drinking alot is something I will need to cut down on (yes I should cut it out completely but that isn't going to happen).
    I love to drink beer - as we all know it is pretty high in empty calories, I have recently moved to a light beer which I actually enjoy but i've heard from some people that the best thing to drink while trying to lose weight is Whiskey. Is there anything backing this? And is there a big difference between a light beer and whiskey?

    Well, since you state that you are not going to quit drinking and that you love you some beer..just stick with beer, might as well enjoy what you like. You will suffer gains, but we all make our own priorities in life..
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDJoe View Post
    Well, since you state that you are not going to quit drinking and that you love you some beer..just stick with beer, might as well enjoy what you like. You will suffer gains, but we all make our own priorities in life..
    Indeed! If your going to booze it up do it with the drink you actually like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug9x View Post
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    Go for the whiskey you'll be able to bench press 600 pounds!

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    I want bourbon, want scotch, I want beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum View Post
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    Last time my mate had some whisky he said to his girlfriend: you look like i need another drink. Then she dumped him. True story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    It's kind of a stupid comparison, because brown spirits versus beer is too specific - all I can tell you is that the browner spirits are the highest in calories of any spirit, and the browner beers, ales and even ciders are the highest in calories of any beer, ale or cider!

    If you drink brown liquor straight, you MIGHT be SLIGHTLY better off than if you drank beer, because you will become more intoxicated on a much smaller amount of spirit than beer. That's assuming you have a limit, and will know when you've reached it.

    But that's useless if your intention (crutch/excuse) is to 'cool down' or 'refresh yourself' on a hot summers day in Africa. If you mix your spirit with a sugary soft drink, consider any advantage lost when compared with beer.

    And, to be blunt, neither of these options could in any way be considered 'more healthy' when it comes to alcoholic drinks. More appropriately, the least UNhealthy alcoholic substances are clear spirits and white wine. And even then, only by a small degree.

    Ultimately it's a bad choice, whichever one you opt for.

    The reason why I chose to compare beer to whiskey is because I prefer to drink beer but have heard that whiskey is the lesser of the two evils. That is why I asked whether anyone had anything to back that statement.

    Thing is, I barely drink anymore - before I started training I drank alot but the change hasn't really bothered me seeing as I live in a small town and not much has been happening in terms of night life in any case, but for about 3weeks over December my small town becomes a crazy party town and this is why I was posing the question, because during these 3weeks I will no doubt be consuming copious amounts and after that ill be back to barely drinking.

    So in other words its not really a a huge decision I have to make to stop drinking it's just a temporary thing and was wondering which of the 2 would be "the least unhealthy" to drink over the holiday season.

    It seems pretty obvious from most of the replies that basically there is not much difference so basically drink what you enjoy. In my case BEER it is!!!
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