Can you still be in fit and drink?

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    Nov 22, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    I read all these articles that red wine is good for u and your heart and also beer has some flavanoids or something or other, but i also read alot of guys saying they got fit by never touching alcohol again...


    I'm not a drink every day type of guy but i do like some wine and the occasional happy hour with coworkers, am i doomed of fatness?
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    Nov 22, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    Like everything else its all about moderation
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    Nov 22, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    Claystation saidLike everything else its all about moderation


    Idunno from what i hear from guys who are truly ripped they always say its an extreme but u have to drop alcohol period. end. of. story.

    But I'll beleive u because ur hot and i like to drink occasionally icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 22, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    But what's the point of being truly ripped if you can't enjoy yourself? It's not like you have to be truly ripped to be successful or be in a relationship. As much as I'd like to be truly ripped, I'm not willing to not drink occasionally.
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    Nov 22, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    I suggest you read a nutrition article... not a book, just an article...

    Hell, the nutrition facts on Poptarts may work as well.. Do you know how food works?

    There is NOTHING in this world that you cannot eat if you are ripped.
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    Nov 22, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    I once dated a personal trainer who would not eat a single bite of ice cream for desert... would not have a sip of wine, or a crumb of a muffin I was having for breakfast...

    He lived on low-carb monsters, chicken, rice, and oatmeal....

    He was ripped as all hell, but painful to hang out with... He'll be pathetic when his looks fade.
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    Nov 22, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    all about moderation. it is ok to indulge once in awhile. I know i am not giving up my tequila shots icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 22, 2011 4:34 AM GMT
    Go with Jack Daniel shots, way more efficient and low-cal. icon_cool.gif

    Nah, juz kiddin, but seriously, Penis is right, live your life fully, your time is counted anyways. The second before your death, you'll think about that last glass of wine you drank with your friends, that special night. Not about those days you ran under the rain, starving and drooling in front of a chocolat bar ad.

    Just go moderately icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 22, 2011 7:13 AM GMT
    no

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    Nov 22, 2011 7:28 AM GMT
    Nothing is off the table. You just have to include those calories as part of your daily calculations. I think that the trouble people get into is that they don't include what they are drinking, assuming it's not water or a diet beverage, in their daily caloric intake. If you want to drink alcohol, cut back on something else that you don't like as much. Find out how many calories your are drink, and make it balance out.
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    Nov 22, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    Of course you could. Just drink in moderation. You're not going to be entering a professional bodybuilding competition anytime soon so who cares if you have 10% body fat instead of 5%?
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    Nov 22, 2011 7:36 AM GMT
    Alcohol interrupts sleep patterns. Sleep is an essential part of recovery.. There's also sugar in allot of alcoholic drinks. It's not the best thing. But i don't think the odd night out will ruin your goals.
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    Nov 22, 2011 11:08 AM GMT
    Sometimes I wonder if it's even worth it. I'm on my path to becoming ripped using p90x and everyday at work, I always hate myself for munching on almonds while my co-workers indulge on Krispy Kremes or when they have dinners, they drink wine but I drink water.

    I actually asked the same thing to my coach recently on facebook (he is truly ripped) and he told me he drinks only during special occasions like 4th of july, his birthday etc (once every 2 months).

    Is it really worth it to have a nice body but you don't enjoy life?

    ThePenIsMyTier saidI once dated a personal trainer who would not eat a single bite of ice cream for desert... would not have a sip of wine, or a crumb of a muffin I was having for breakfast...

    He lived on low-carb monsters, chicken, rice, and oatmeal....

    He was ripped as all hell, but painful to hang out with... He'll be pathetic when his looks fade.
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    Nov 22, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    purelife saidAlcohol interrupts sleep patterns.
    Not if you have ADHD. The Hyperactivity part requires alcohol to sleep because I refuse to take meds (and meds would cause me to lose my medical certificate, which is required for my job).

    Other than drinking to sleep, I only drink socially. Somehow I remain fit.
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    Nov 22, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    sure you can drink just like you can eat ice cream or potato chips or pizza but it is about moderation...and if you are drinking on the weekends you probably will have to give up one of your other indulgences.

    For me I only drink really during football season. I find alcohol for me at least to be easier to cut out than eating junk food. And the problem with drinking is that it makes you more likely to be hungry and indulge for those junk foods plus it really disrupts your sleep and makes you tired the next day. Not the most effective way to want to gain consistency

    But again moderation is the key, pick and choose your battles, but if you are doing it both weekend days forget about having a decent body
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    Nov 22, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    Claystation saidLike everything else its all about moderation


    +1

    Speaking from personal experience, I like having a good time and 1 or 2 beers with the friends when it comes to the weekends/spacial events etc... drinking is not a problem if you know how to drink in moderation...