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Interesting fact about alcohol (Read 223 times)


Bad Ass

    Apparently, lily needs glasses?  For her vision and soon for her alcohol.

    Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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    "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

    notimeforthat


      Another fun fact: Alcohol slows the metabolic rate and allows for more fat storage.

      LRB


      Dreamer

        Another fun fact: Alcohol slows the metabolic rate and allows for more fat storage.

         

        Which is precisely why I have not had a yummy taste of that liquid deliciousness in two months while trying to get down to marathon weight, waaaah!

        "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

        notimeforthat


          Bingo. Dropping alcohol and soda is about the fastest way to drop lbs when training. Empty calories will kick your butt every time (she says as she eats Girl Scout cookies).

          happylily


            My weight has decreased over the years (from a 114 lbs 14 year old teenager to the present 103 lbs me), and I find that I cannot drink more than a glass of red wine at a time these days. If I drink two glasses, that's it, I need to crawl to bed... And I don't even drink once a week. I'm more likely to drink a bit more in the summer, something fresh like a white wine with lunch. That, I can handle better.

            PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                    Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

            4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

              Another fun fact: Alcohol slows the metabolic rate and allows for more fat storage.

               

              In other words, alcohol helps you store extra fuel for your next marathon.  Big grin

              Short term goal: 17:59 5K

              Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

              Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

              MrNamtor


              DON'T TREAD ON ME

                When it comes to alcohol, the last thing I want is facts.

                 

                Haha!

                MrNamtor


                DON'T TREAD ON ME

                  Another fun fact: Alcohol slows the metabolic rate and allows for more fat storage.

                   

                  Don't be such a Debbie Downer all the time AllieBig grin

                  notimeforthat


                     

                    Don't be such a Debbie Downer all the time AllieBig grin

                     

                    Just keeping the masses informed. Do as you please Smile

                    MJ5


                    Chief Unicorn Officer

                      The thing with alcohol is that if I'm going to blow all those calories, I'd rather just have a piece of cake or something!

                      Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54

                      LRB


                      Dreamer

                        The thing with alcohol is that if I'm going to blow all those calories, I'd rather just have a piece of cake or something!

                         

                        I am the opposite, I would rather have the alcohol.  Hilarious!

                        "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                        Better I Leave


                           

                          I am the opposite, I would rather have the alcohol.  Hilarious!

                           

                          WERD...Cool

                          **pours self a glass of a nice Pinot Noir**


                          delicate flower

                             

                            I am the opposite, I would rather have the alcohol.  Hilarious!

                             

                            We run gazillions of miles.  Have both once in a while.

                            roboknee.

                            LRB


                            Dreamer

                               We run gazillions of miles.  Have both once in a while.

                               

                              I do not eat a lot of sweets so they are not my weakness, pizza is.  And believe me when I tell you, I do damage!

                              "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                              Awood_Runner


                              Smaller By The Day

                                I still drink a few on the weekends, and I'm dropping 1-2 pounds a week on the regular.  You can call them "empty" calories, but calories are still just a unit of energy.  You can burn them, compensate for them, etc.  It is what it is.  LTH doesn't seem to have a beer belly.  Like everything else...moderation.

                                Improvements

                                Weight 100 pounds lost

                                5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                                10K 48:59 April 2013

                                HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                                MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013