Monthly Archives: March 2018

A Partying Athlete/Lifters Guide to Specific Alcohol Consumption

Okay so everybody knows the basis about alcohol. Beer has more carbs (though usually always under 5g of carbs unless its a heavier dark lager or something), liquor has “less calories,” though its equally as bad for you and relatively similar in calorie content. People say some “red wine is good for you” every now and then, and it is, but they do not realize that that is because of the polyphenols found in grapes used in the ingredients of wine as well other ingredients in darker beers/lagers. And some people don’t even recognize that alcohol in insult has 7 Kcal/g. But I wanted to make a guide about for when to consume alcohol, what types and when to consume them, higher sugar containing beers/drinks you should watch out for, calorie decreasing tips at the bar, and information on lower calorie booze.Â
Here it goes:
Sugary Alcoholic Beverages: There taste so good, go down easy, and have a fairly high alcohol percentage so they fuck you up. However, be careful, as they have a lot of calories. Watch out for hard ciders like Angry Orchards (I love them but they’re 200 cal a bottle), Redds Apple Ale, or Strongbow. Watch out for Smirnoff Ices, Mike’s Hard Lemonades, Twisted Teas, Four Lokos, and all that Bud Light Lime-A-Rite bullshit ad its variations. They ALL have a high sugar content, which will all be deposited as fat whilst your body is digesting the alcohol. Just a tip to be aware of; maybe not drink these sugary beverages with food to limit sugar intake and carbohydrate.
At The Bar: This is a quick one, but instead of a soda or Vodka Cranberry or Lemonade, maybe grab a tonic water or a diet soda as your mixer to limit sugar intake as well.
At Dinner: Stick to the sugary alcoholic beverage rule I discussed above; note that these beverages have high amounts of sugar which is not optimal to digest with alcohol at dinner time. Have just one good lager or wine with polyphenols in it.
Finally, Here is a link to the list of some of the lowest calorie Beers:





“When the Pain Hits”

This is not an informational article about lifting or school or blacking’ out right now. This is a poem I wrote to contribute to help other fight against mental illness’. Lifting information will be out soon, most likely a blog on how what drinks to stick to calorie wise whilst out and about and a lifting article about bench form and my advice.

Here’s the poem.  Stay strong everyone.


“When the Pain Hits”

When the pain hits, pick up the pen

When the pain hits, don’t always count on your friends.

When the pain hits, keep up your head.

When the pain strips us of love we fight till we are dead.

When the pain rips up our hearts, we stich them back together instead

When the pain hits, we don’t need any artificial meds

We stand back up when the pain hits cause that’s what was meant.

Life is full of twists and turns and pain beneath our chests

Life is full of hurtful selfish people but we know how to deal with the rest

When the pain hits, don’t let it sting, don’t let it stick.

Stand back up and make sure you don’t feel that pain again.

Become bulletproof and don’t let anyone affect you.

Do not let the selfishness of others ruin or wreck you.

Do not give up, I am here I will not let you.

Life is hard but good things are eventful.

Be strong and nobody will forget you.

Be tough and deal with things that are suspenseful

You are human, you are incredible.

When the pain hits, which is inevitable, use it to level you

Do not let it bury you, and when you stand back up

You will feel the strength and the love because you did not give up

When the pain hits, I wish it good luck, because from now on, the pain will not get us.

  • Tommy Roel