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Beer VS Spirits

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smoove, 5 May 2006.

  1. smoove

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    Can anyone confirm that drinking spirits is less likely to cause a beer belly and generaly speaking a lighter hang over than drinking pints? :cool:
     
  2. tenchi-fan

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    It's true, spirits aren't high in calories, beer is!
    As for the hangover... if you drink enough of anything you'll have a hangover!
     
  3. McDaniel

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    i dont get hangovers :D - my 21st i drunk so much i cant remember it - got up and was fine :D

    but yea Spirits have less calories :) i tend to have a few beers with dinner then move on to spirits when im going out :)
     
  4. Dreadi

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    i thought beer bellys were to do with the lifestyle that accompanies heavey drinkers and not actually the cals in the drink
     
  5. TheCrow

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    spirits all the way, beer suxs
     
  6. Vonhelmet

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    I'd guess the calories help though.
     
  7. McDaniel

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    True, but the calories dont help
     
  8. Dreadi

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    i think being lazy helps more
     
  9. Conscript

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    Probably more to do with quantites. You don't drink spirits by the pint (Well, I hope not). Beer you do.
     
  10. da_mic_1530

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    i say beer and then spirits if you are on a big night out

    but i can drink beer at anytime, whereas i have to be in the mood for spirits
     
  11. Darkwave

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    I can't stand the taste of beer, lager, or bitter. Call me a wuss.

    I will drink any spirit though. :D
     
  12. McDaniel

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    Opposite for me, have to be in the mood for Beer / Lager - will drink spirits without worries if im going out mind
     
  13. iBankAllDay

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    They're caused by excessive amounts of calories (not being burned by your body); which includes beer.

    I wake up with hangovers no matter what I drink. In fact I quite often feel as though I have one when I have not been drinking at all :(.
     
  14. DJammyRasta

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    hhehehee i only drink beer when im totally wasted.. and have finished all the vodka :D

    i wake up feeling very fragile in the morning, but ive never had a headache or anythin
     
  15. tenchi-fan

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    I sit in an office all day! I could manage on 1600 Cals a day without feeling hungry. So when I eat a normal days food of 1600 cals PLUS the 1500 Cals in 5 pints of Bulmers, plus the curry chip after a drinking session, it's very easy to put on weight. If I go a few weeks without drinking people would comment that I lost weight, or look well, etc! But I like beer too much!
     
  16. Dreadi

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    yeah so if people were more active and not so lazy the calories would be burnt thus eliminating the belly...
     
  17. McDaniel

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    Pretty much,

    Hence dancing at night clubs is a must, burn off the calroies you;ve drunk :)
     
  18. Greenlizard0

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    I love vodka with almost anything. I usually wake up the following day feeling groggy, but not really with that much of a hangover!
     
  19. Dreadi

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    therefore smoove, i can confirm that beer isnt what gives you the beer belly so it doesnt matter what you drink, just dont be lazy
     
  20. smoove

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    I was under the impression that due to less quantities you drink of a certain spirit, its going to give you a smaller hangover than beer?