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How can I drink alcohol with my mates and not gain a beer belly? What is a healthy amount per week in units? I dont mind getting drunk once in a while but I also dont want to gain a beer belly for having too much alcohol.

I do go to the gym but I want to have a healthy and regulated amount of alcohol


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How can I drink alcohol with my mates and not gain a beer belly? What is a healthy amount per week in units? I dont mind getting drunk once in a while but I also dont want to gain a beer belly for having too much alcohol.

I do go to the gym but I want to have a healthy and regulated amount of alcohol


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This is from the NHS site... alcohol will inhibit muscle growth though so if you are gymming all the time I reckon drink the least you can!


  • Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week, no more than four units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
  • Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week, no more than three units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
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This is from the NHS site... alcohol will inhibit muscle growth though so if you are gymming all the time I reckon drink the least you can!


  • Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week, no more than four units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
  • Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week, no more than three units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
Wow, sexist.
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Wow, sexist.
Not really... they do stipulate that this is for an average person and individuals will be different, but the average woman does have a lower alcohol tolerance just because of biological differences.
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Beer belly is just a phenomenon of a greater caloric intake than your caloric expenditure. If you consume more energy than you use, you have this caloric surplus, which results in putting on weight. Alcoholic drinks have calories the same as other things we consume, so to avoid a beer belly you will need to avoid consuming too much food as well as however many calories you are consuming from beer.
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Not really... they do stipulate that this is for an average person and individuals will be different, but the average woman does have a lower alcohol tolerance just because of biological differences.
I suspect he was joking.
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