Flabby belly!!!

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06/11/2007 at 10:23

Hi all

Can someone solve an argument - does running get rid of a flabby belly???

06/11/2007 at 10:27
Didn't you already start a thread on this a while back??
06/11/2007 at 10:29
Yes I did and the bellys got worse!!!!!
06/11/2007 at 10:29
Here, in fact?
06/11/2007 at 10:29
The answers are still the same, I'm afraid!
06/11/2007 at 10:32

Alcohol is no good then?

06/11/2007 at 10:41

It doesn't help with the belly 

But a moderate amount is good for the heart

06/11/2007 at 10:43

Thing is I drink a can of lager and usually a bit more every night - this isnt helping is it??

What do we now class as moderate?

06/11/2007 at 11:03

Thing is, it's not about what's moderate in that sense.  Fact is, a pint of lager is 200 calories.  Only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in.  That can of lager means you have to run 2 miles at 9min/mile (someone correct my figures if they're not quite right!) just to get to the number of calories consumed in a day where you don't drink.  Think about it...  If you run 4 miles on a day where you HAVEN'T drunk, you burn so much more than if you run 4 miles on a day where you have drunk/will drink.

 If you enjoy the beer and want to keep drinking it, fair play (I'm no saint when it comes to diet/drink) but you'll find it far harder to shift the flab (mine's going nowhere!)

06/11/2007 at 11:05
Thats the trouble - I do enjoy the beer!!
06/11/2007 at 11:24
Run more, then?
06/11/2007 at 11:31
Easier to give up the beer, I do a long run on Sundays, then I run for between 30 and 45 minutes once during the week, this is all I can fit in really, what with 2 kids, a job etc.  So best to give up the beer during the week??
06/11/2007 at 12:06
If you want rid of the flab
06/11/2007 at 12:06
A running friend of mine took up running purely because he liked his food and drink and didn't want to give it up.  He found that if he ran then he could eat and drink a little.
06/11/2007 at 12:07
I think I will drink wine instead - less calories???
06/11/2007 at 12:36
I thought you liked beer?  Is it that you like the taste of the drink, or like getting drunk?  'Cause thems are two TOTALLY different issues...  Please don't be offended.
06/11/2007 at 12:50
I'm not offended - I like the taste of it, and yes I do get drunk sometimes
06/11/2007 at 12:51

Drinking is good for you if you enjoy it.

I drink a lot more than you groder but I run at least 4 times a week and do exercise bike and or weights on the others.

I lost my beer gut  (it took a couple of years) but my weight  loss has bottomed out now so I dont think I will ever quite get a six pack but who cares? Enjoy eating,enjoy drinking AND enjoy running........WHY NOT?

To me there`s nothing worse than an obsessive fitness fanatic.

Suggest you try the Fat Face training technique as I did on Sunday last.

GPSNRS.......(get pissed saturday night run sunday) it`s a gruelling ordeal but it really works!


06/11/2007 at 21:56
I was at my fittest when I was running 30 miles p/w but also getting blotto 3x a week! As long as you run more you can drink more! (I am not a qualified medical practitioner and just my opinion!)
06/11/2007 at 22:39

I'd rather drink and be happy than not drink and be miserable.

Decision made, then.

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