Monday, October 10, 2011

Does beer you make fat? Quite the contrary, data shows.

More great news from the doctor 10 days in on the #BrewDiet, where I subsist on nothing but1 sausage and beer for the month of October. Survey says...

Body Type: Standard
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Height: 5′10″ (though my license says 6′ even, because I am still a growing boy)
Weight: 193.01 lbs (exactly the same as last week)
BMI: 27.7 (exactly the same as last week)
Fat %: 22.9% (that's 2.1% down from last week, the biggest shift yet!)
Fat Mass: 44.01 lbs (that's down 4.5 pounds! Huge!)

Those data in bold are fantastic! My weight is staying exactly the same, but fat conversion is happening at a great rate!

How much can I convert? Hard to say. Well, for me. Terry probably knows. His fancy scale tells me that my fat percentage should be somewhere between 11-22%. I'm almost at the high end of that range. Can I get to the middle? Maybe. Probably, even. But I think the low-end is an unrealistic goal for me. I've never been what you'd call svelt, so getting down to 11% will probably require sacrifices and commitments I'm not ready to make.

I still have a couple of more pounds of fat mass to shed before hitting in at the top end of the desirable range. It says I can go all the way down to 18.5 pounds of fat mass, but see my holy-shit-that-sounds-like-hard-work innuendo above.

This is going great. Here's a rundown of my consumption for the day:

Tomorrow is tricky. I have an off-site client meeting all damned day long. I may have to smuggle a sausage and beer into the bathroom when no one is looking. Make your own jokes.

I'll tell you how it goes tomorrow.

1 - And by "nothing but", you can assume that I'm taking other liquids, like coffee, yerba mate and water. Nothing with sugar or calories, though. And if the sausage happens to be presented in it's natural habitat, like with sauerkraut or on a bed of peppers and onions, it's possible that some (many) of those will be consumed. But I leave off the side dishes. That's cheating.

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  1. My only metric is total weight, and that ticked up about 1.5 pounds in the first week. I'm curious how that breaks down muscle/fat-wise, but going on purely subjective observation (like how my clothes feel) I'd say fat's winning. Still, I shall soldier on for SCIENCE!

  2. My subjective observations are different. I'm wearing a dress shirt that used to gap a bit around the buttons when I took a deep breath. Today? Not so much!

    But as you say, we shall persevere. In the name or science!

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