Drink Beer to Increase Muscle Tone?

July 17, 2007

Is it possible that you can burn fat at a quicker rate and increase muscle tone by drinking a few beers per day? Beer lovers rejoice…a recent study has some interesting findings!

Lyle Mcdonald, an authority on fat loss, recently spoke about that a paper that talks about alcohol consumption in people who are consuming low calories throughout the day…

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“However, in the context of maintenance or below maintenance calories…there is some indication that it might help with leanness.

A recent paper found that 40 g alcohol per day increased levels of a hormone called adiponectin. Released from fat cells, adiponectin is one of the hormones that actually goes up with weight/fat loss. Among other things it improves skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity and activates something called AMPk which is involved in fat burning.

Amusingly in this regards, there is an old diet called the Drinking Man’s diet which, as I recall, was lowcarb but based around daily alcohol intake. Perhaps it wasn’t so absurd after all.

So alcohol might turn out to be the dieter’s big secret.” [end of excerpt]

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I’m not saying that beer drinking is the best way to get to low body fat levels, but there are people who drink beer on a regular basis and stay lean. I know because I am one of those people. You don’t have to deprive yourself of everything fun to get and stay lean!

What is kind of crazy is that 40 grams of alcohol is about 3-4 beers! Keep in mind that each gram of alcohol equals 7 calories…so 3-4 beers would have around 300 calories. You would need to cut back or burn an extra 300-400 calories per day to make sure that you don’t consume calories in excess.

Again…I’m sure you see people all the time who have drinks and are lean. Pretty much all of the young Hollywood crowd stays fit while going out for a few drinks. I’m not encouraging excessive drinking, but if you enjoy drinking a few beers with friends…go for it!

You don’t have to choose beer or muscle tone…you can have both!

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Jacqueline July 19, 2007 at 2:12 am

My husband will enjoy reading this

neely July 25, 2007 at 5:29 pm

I enjoy reading this!!! 🙂

Rusty July 26, 2007 at 4:19 am

Yep…I am with you…it’s good to hear that drinking beer is not bad in moderation. Glad you enjoyed the article.



Bob Skilnik August 1, 2007 at 1:59 pm

The Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) falls under the juristiction of the Treasury Department. They actually handle this matter.

Alcohol labeling used to be regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), controlled by the Justice Department. The institution of the Homeland Security Act caused this change.

But why wait 3 more years for this info for beer when it’s already available in a nice, concise form?

admin August 1, 2007 at 8:38 pm


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Bob Skilnik August 1, 2007 at 9:52 pm

Thanks Rusty. I’m doing the same thing with wine, liquors and liqueurs, but it’s going to take a little bit more time.

Ron January 6, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Does it matter whether it’s light or regular beer?

admin January 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm


I think it helps if it is in a frosty glass (just kidding). I prefer a frosty hefeweizen with a slice of lemon. Of course a chilled bottle of Corona Light is my beer of choice during the summer. Then there is Stella…I enjoy beer!

This is one of these posts I made to justify beer every now and then at night. I usually drink one Corona Light 2-3 times per week, becasue I LOVE beer. I also know that during the summer I drink a little more beer and don’t gain fat.

I’m not sure is it makes a diference whether the beer is regular or light beer. So…just drink your favorite.

Here’s to beer!


JR May 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm


mark k October 2, 2009 at 10:49 pm

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Magik T January 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I’ve been into nutrition supplements since I met Emergen-C and FizzIt/Zip Fizz, and various multi-vitamins. Several members of my family are body builders and health nuts. My sister recommended the Dr. Max Powers Anabolic Stack to me.

First off, I got the Dr Max Anabolic Stack for $99 at a local GNC store (with membership). I was surprised I could get the same stuff at their own website for only $60!!

I usually take just one pack a day with a very tall glass of water after breakfast. You definitely will want to take this with food and PLENTY of water. One thing you will notice after taking this, your body will want water and lots of it. Throughout the entire day I feel a noticeable rise in energy as if I had a really dark cup of coffee.

I recommend just one pack per day due to the insane percentage of vitamins and nutrients. One of the responses I get taking this stuff is that your body will pass most of this stuff through your system without absorbing it. This opinion is debatable from my research online. Through my own testing with an increase in Vitamin C intake: I haven’t been sick for 6+ months. I used to take sick leave on a monthly basis…

After a week of taking this supplement I noticed my energy levels were much higher and my workout results increased. Running several miles for a quick exercise is now easier than ever. I’m guessing each user’s results will differ.

I recommend taking this early in the day after a big breakfast. Drink plenty of fluids! Also, unless you are working out for hours and hours, fitness trainers I know recommend just 1 pack per day.

ant March 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm

..she’s beautiful.

Mike @ PapaStarHealth.com June 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Great Article. I’v ebeen to the Octoberfest in Munich and the girls are that beautiful. They actually get even prettier the longer you stay and drink! Weird how that works.

I also wrote an article about this same thing. I drink one to two nights per week and not only have I stayed lean, when I want to get even more lean I still don’t eliminate alcohol from my diet. In fact tonight I’ll be drinking with my future in-laws. Two large glasses of red wine a low calorie dinner and I’ll wake up tomorrow looking better than I did this morning!

Beer Brewing Equipment August 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm

This is great news. I’ll be a body builder in no time!

amit rana June 20, 2011 at 11:36 pm

i love beer

Jeff Patterson December 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I have always worked out hardcore and have always enjoyed my beer daily, personally I think that everyones body is different so therefore food and beer intake should be measured acordingly.

If it does not take away from your workouts keep it up.

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