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So, no more beer?

Commented on April 21, 2014
Created April 11, 2014 at 6:26 PM

I'm new to Paleo. I guess most beer is out of the question due to the barley or other grain it's made from. So no more Guinness?

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on April 21, 2014
at 10:48 PM

Ipso facto

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on April 21, 2014
at 09:26 PM

Does that make a fermented Twinkie paleo? ;)

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on April 20, 2014
at 04:42 PM

Or indeed jerky :D

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on April 12, 2014
at 01:42 PM

Well, the beer. And the pretzels and the chow mein and the chips.

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on April 12, 2014
at 01:41 PM

With beer you want carbs. Alcohol has a bigger kick on paleos based on old threads posted here.

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on April 12, 2014
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Mead perhaps...?

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on April 21, 2014
at 08:22 PM

Most beer is ALMOST gluten free, and you can go out of your way to get certified gluten free beer if you have a severe reaction such as celiac. While our ancestors probably didn't have access to good beer, it's a pretty healthy beverage in moderation. The only real problem is that it's a fairly caloric beverage, not far from drinking a can of soda (though probably a lot more healthy)... I drink daily in moderation (1-3 drinks, usually 2) but usually stick to red wine or hard liquor. The alcohol itself, though, is pretty high calorie (more than carbs or protein, less than fat), so make sure to count it towards your daily intake even if it's pure alcohol.

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on April 21, 2014
at 02:24 PM

Wait a second. Beer is fermented. And fermenting stuff is paleo?

ipso facto.....

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on April 21, 2014
at 09:26 PM

Does that make a fermented Twinkie paleo? ;)

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on April 21, 2014
at 10:48 PM

Ipso facto

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on April 20, 2014
at 05:58 PM

I've been very strict paleo for more than a year and in that time ill have the occasional day of drinking good beer and eating pizza... Live you life as you only get one chance

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on April 12, 2014
at 04:58 PM

I'll tell you a dirty secret, I've been Paleo for 2 years and I occasionally have a couple of beers. The amount of gluten in a non-wheat beer is negligible. I'm not allergic to gluten, though it causes me problems if I have more than a few bites of it. For example I can have a couple of normal-sized crackers (literally a couple, like two or three) and it's ok, but a piece of pizza or some pasta will cause me problems for days. But I don't seem to have any problem with beer. For some people even a sip of beer or a tiny amount of grains can cause huge problems, like an allergic reaction, but I'm not one of those people.

Barley, the grain that most beer is made from, is obviously a grain and non-paleo so this is a cheat on the diet. But for me it isn't about following rules or making it into some kind of religion, if I can eat it and am sure it isn't really bad for me and it makes my life better and easier to have a good time with people then I'm all for it.

I think more problematic is the kind of food that you eat when drinking beer, if you are at the pub and get the munchies after a couple of Guinness it is very unlikely that you'll find anything remotely Paleo there, even chicken wings are usually fried, which means breading and bad oils. So have some steak handy.

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on April 20, 2014
at 04:42 PM

Or indeed jerky :D

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on April 12, 2014
at 01:38 PM

What? Where did the beer go? Is it the zombie apocalypse?

They better stay away from my glass of malbec.

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on April 12, 2014
at 01:26 PM

I say if you want some beers on the weekend then have them. Then back to your normal way of paleo eating the next day. The diet is 80-20.

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on April 12, 2014
at 02:37 AM

Unfortunately beer (& pretty much alcohol in general) is not paleo. Fermented fruit is probably closest. YMMV

I recently read about someone about bring online rice beer. I gave up beer nearly two years ago & I really don't miss it. I used to give me a gut ache (acid stomach?) and still does when I very occasionally drink it on an empty stomach.

Least paleo offensive drinks.... red wine, potato vodka with soda water & a twist of lime (yeah, I know pretty boring)

A while back when I checking my blood sugar response (like four or five sticks per meal), I had the meter malfunction after consuming ~ 5 glasses of red wine the night before. Trying to get my baseline reading before breakfast would uo wasting like 4 or 5 strips, kept getting an E4 error.

Attempting to research wtf was going on I ran across

http://graemethomasonline.com/beach-body-or-beer-belly-alcohol-and-your-physique/

A great article why beer & booze can make us fat.

Beer may or may not be paleo (I think its not) but injudicious consumption will definitely defeat all your paleo eating and definitely generate a "non-paleo" body.

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on April 12, 2014
at 01:41 PM

With beer you want carbs. Alcohol has a bigger kick on paleos based on old threads posted here.

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on April 11, 2014
at 07:21 PM

You can find some Gluten free beers if you must have beer. Never had them so can't comment on taste. Drinking beer for me is a surefire way to add 30-70lbs of unwanted fat so I gave it up.

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on April 12, 2014
at 01:42 PM

Well, the beer. And the pretzels and the chow mein and the chips.

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on April 11, 2014
at 06:57 PM

Shut up

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