Very little, but very dangerous…snacks!

Talking about beer reminded me about one more very important topic – snacks 🍲. They are very dangerous for your waist-line and your weight in general. Why they are so dangerous? Because few nuts here, and crackers there don’t seem like a lot, but if you add up all calories that you consume daily over these tiny snacks, you can get terrified. Especially any bready-types (empty carbs!) or nuts bring the worst. For example, 100 grams of almonds (which is a tiny bag) contain about 576 calories! This is pretty much a third of what you should eat daily! Then add few normal meals and one more snack of crackers, and here you go – more pounds gained. Of course, it doesn’t mean that you never can have any snacks, but try to pick green veggies for a snack instead. What about nuts? They are good for your health, right? Right (or we will explore this question in later topics). But! Make sure that you eat them with cautious – only first half of the day, not much, and I would suggest consuming them only on days when you work out. They are good for a breakfast, especially if you can’t eat much in a morning (I can’t eat much when I just wake up). They will give you needed energy, and it is easy to have this snack even at work.
Now, I did mention beer for a reason. Most of the people like to snack something while they are drinking beer. The secret here is that not a beer makes you fat. To be honest, beer doesn’t have that many calories in it, however, beer works as multiplier, in a way. Everything you eat with beer, goes straight to your sides and tummy. Why? Because while you are drinking, your liver is metabolizing and burning alcohol, instead of fat cells (which is what liver normally burns). (For more information you can read this article:). Now think about nuts and chips that you can eat with the beer and that all those calories get stored right away. Yes, this is scary! 😱 Personally, I like beer 😛 (even thought, of course, the healthiest choice is not to consume alcohol whatsoever), I drink it often, however I don’t have a belly, and my weight is only 115 pounds. Why? Because I never eat snacks with my beer anymore (I also don’t drink 12 packs a night). So, in addition to my previous post and choosing beer with no corn syrup, please, try not to eat anything with your beer, unless it is vegetables (with NO Ranch sauce!). You can have celery, peas, and you might risk eating some dried-salty-fish, for example. Salt will make liquid stay in your body longer (so you will be heavier), but you will lose it very fast afterwards.
Conclusion: snacks can be different, good or bad. Have snacks with cautious. Nuts, chips or crackers even in small quantities can carry tons of calories. Even worse is to eat them with beer or any other type of alcohol! 🍺 Give a preference to green veggies as your snack and then you can have it as much, as you want during the day!🌱 😁

Cheers! Time to sip a beer and feel better

I know, I know, you still might be hurt by me saying “don’t eat candies, don’t drink soda!”, so let’s talk about beer and lift our mood!🍺 I know, beer is not on a healthy list, but we also want to balance happiness and health, right? Of course, you can be happy without beer, but so many people loooove beer. So instead of saying “don’t drink”, this time I want to play it on a more positive note and let you know what beer is the best for you, if you want to have a drink!
Normally beer from microbreweries are the best, because it is more natural, but it is more expensive. Nonetheless, I would put microbreweries beer on the top of the list, until they will grow big and will start slacking. Then goes European beers: German, Czech – Europeans are stricter about their food and drinks. They have many more bans for harmful ingredients, then we have here, in USA.
If you don’t want to look for some special beer and want just to grab something popular in America (beer you can find even at 7/11 or Walmart), then I have a good tip for you! What you need to look for (aside from consuming too much of alcohol) is a high fructose corn syrup and GMOs. Cheaper beer from big companies usually is filled with them. Look at this list:

  •  Budweiser — which contains genetically modified rice
  •  Corona Extra — GMO corn syrup and propylene glycol
  •  Miller Lite — GMO corn and corn syrup
  •  Michelob Ultra — genetically modified sweetener
  •  Coors Lite — GMO corn syrup
  •  Pabst Blue Ribbon — GMO corn and GMO corn syrup

(original article for this ^ is here )
So, if you want to make a choose that supposedly better, choose Heineken. It doesn’t have a corn syrup, easy to find and it isn’t expensive.
I also saw that “Guinness dark” on a healthy beer list. Yes, it doesn’t have many calories, and it has a very nice taste, but (https://www.organics.org/8-beers-that-you-should-stop-drinking-immediately/) it “contains isinglass, an ingredient which comes from the fish bladder”, and it is questionable if it is a good thing for a human body. They also used to add fructose corn syrup, but not any longer, so you can add it to your card.
And lastly – don’t forget that beer shouldn’t be exposed to the sun rays, so darker bottles are better (angry look at the Heineken). If bottles are in the box, it doesn’t matter much though, just don’t leave them out on the kitchen top-counter. Cheers and make a sip of cold and tasty beer!
Conclusion: beer in moderate quantity is not that bad for you, as long as it doesn’t have a corn syrup in it. It is also doesn’t really make you fat, and why is that – I will explain in the next article.🍻😋