Originally Posted by Kscott
Ha.Ha.--I have to disagree with that point--the beer bellies I see around says they're drinking a lot more beer than just one or two beers. And every single beer has approximately 100 calories or more in them-so 5 or 6 beers is an additional 500 to 600 calories you really didn't need. And I really don't think anyone has tried to live on beer alone ha.ha. You look like you're fairly young and can probably get away with it now--but believe it will catch up eventually.
He drinks beer in place of dinner, so same amount of calories. Plus, when drinking, your body pushes any food you are eating into storage (FAT) so it can metabolize the alcohol (since alcohol is a poison to the body). That is what really contribute to "beer belly" way more so than the extra calories.
Problem for most people is that alcohol lowers inhibitions so suddenly that off plan greasy (enter food here) sounds really delicious and many people give in instead of resist.
ETA: now if you question the NUTRITIONAL value of this plan that may be a different story... lol