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Old 07-06-2010, 05:07 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Alcohol is not a type of sugar. You can have sugar alcohols that are a type of carb (technically, they are sugar molecules that are missing one carbon atom and one hydrogen atom), but the alcohol in beer, wine, and hard liquor is a completely different chemical. So that's why it becomes the fourth wedge in your fitday pie chart.

Hope this helps.

My rules:
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.

Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).
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