Beer Gut!??

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Gaz Vickers, 26 Jul 2012.

  1. Gaz Vickers

    Gaz Vickers Well-Known Member

    Just a quick question, Does Cycling help shed a Beer Gut? Although i want to get generally fit, i need to also get in ''shape''! lol.
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Yes it does, but you must also cut back on the booze. And I mean cut right back.
     
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    Gaz Vickers

    Gaz Vickers Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply! i know, I'v already kicked the cigs, cut down on lager next! :smile:
     
  4. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti

    It's tough to cut back on the old booze, especially when you are trying to lose weight and get fit. And even harder when the weather is sunny and hot.

    But if you are serious about losing the weight then you have no option really then to cut right back on the booze. Perhaps have only 1 day/evening when you have a drink.

    When you have lost the weight and you are continually cycling burning up calories then you can indulge yourself a little more.
     
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  5. Nearly there

    Nearly there Über Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    I cut down the booze when I started cycling seriously 10 months ago and have lost loads of weight but I still like a drink once a week instead of 4 times a week previously.
     
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    Gaz Vickers

    Gaz Vickers Well-Known Member

    i think i'l ease myslef in slowly! lol :smile:
     
  7. OP
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    Gaz Vickers

    Gaz Vickers Well-Known Member

    Great stuff! hopefully when i'm up and running with a bike etc i will follow your example ;) Gaz.
     
  8. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    To get my calories low enough to lose weight at a good rate its very hard to fit in booze at all without going hungry and on top of that drinking beer seems to make me both hungry and less bothered about avoiding junk food.

    Itll be mostly about your diet, the cycling will boost your fitness and tip the calorie balance a little in your favour though :smile:
     
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    Gaz Vickers

    Gaz Vickers Well-Known Member

    i'm quite slim except for the beer gut! so i want to build up leg muscle (so i don't have chicken legs!) aswell! i'v tried running but found it very boring!
     
  10. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    Cutting back on booze will really help.

    • You will consume less calories (just 4 pints is almost 1000).
    • You will likely eat less junk food. Less chance of rolling home at 11pm, with the munchies and reaching for the Dominos on speed dial!
    • You will have a greater chance of getting up at 7am on a Saturday morning to go for that long ride you had planned, if you are not out on the lash on Friday night.
    Win, win & win :smile:
     
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    Gaz Vickers

    Gaz Vickers Well-Known Member

    Hopefully! haha. At least then i might look half decent in my Trunks by the pool! (no over hangin Gut!) :thumbsup:
     
  12. Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    i need to cut out beer and crisps!! lol. also need to cycle more. beer is just empty calories so i do try to avoid it but the sun, stupidly hot ride and a cold fridge do beckon!! i only have the odd one or two though!
     
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  13. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    The most beneficial aspect of cycling is the fact that when cycling you cannot be sitting in a pub.:smile:
     
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    Gaz Vickers

    Gaz Vickers Well-Known Member

    That is very True. :bicycle:
     
  15. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    I drink considerably less since losing some weight, if nothing else it's because the morning commute is ten times tougher if I've had a couple of beers and sunk a bottle of red to myself.
     
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