I used to buy 2-3 12 paks a week and would drink them not to get drunk but because i loved how they tasted. I would buy the variety packs becuase they had different flavors in them. July 4th 2013 i decided to stop drinking along with my wife we have been eating very healthy and do cardio 5 days a week. since then I have lost almost 38 pounds and feel much better. Here it is the start of Fall and i am not even missing the taste of Pumpkin Head Ale or Sam Adams.
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I love a good beer and am sad to give it up, even for dieting. So instead of fully giving it up, I buy high quality, flavorful, but still lower calorie beers (~150 calories). I pour half in a glass to sip and enjoy, and go back for the 2nd half later. I drink much slower, enjoy the taste more, half of my beer is kept cold for me, and I have to move to get up and retrieve the rest.
Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've absolutely loved root beer floats. Eating is emotional to me, when I think of root beer floats, I think of being at my grandparent's house on a hot summer day when my grandma would make everyone an ice cold refreshing float. I still crave them today, but instead of having a full one I have a root beer shot. It's less than half the calories, with all the familiar taste.
All you need is a shot glass, some diet root beer and a tablespoon or so of vanilla ice cream. You can also use frozen yogurt, but the consistency will be a bit different.
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