All Fun and Games?

17 Nov

I was recently asked to do a little blogging about the calories in drinking games……

And there is no better place to start than the time-honored, college tradition of BEER PONG.

Here is a look at the caloric play-by-play in one game of Bei-ruit:

*Each cup is filled with 1/3 of a beer*

LIGHT BEER: 33 calories/cup

REGULAR BEER: 47 calories/cup

Basically, beer pong is a numbers game when it comes to your health.  If you are blessed with a natural pong athleticism  like I am, you might not consume too many cups.  However, if you are a weaker competitor the consequences of a night of beer pong could be more serious.

Hypothetical Situation: Lose entire game of beer pong.

6-Cup Game (no partners)

LIGHT BEER:  198 calories

REGULAR BEER: 282 calories

10-Cup Game (no partners)

LIGHT BEER: 330 calories

REGULAR BEER: 470 calories

TIPS TO SAVE CALORIES IN BEER PONG:

  • Play with a partner (the better they are, the less calories your team will consume)
  • Keep moving! You can burn up to 20-30 calories in a beer pong match!
  • Win–maybe that involves some pre-game practice or meditation… It’s your call but a beer pong loss is a calorie gain.

Plain and simple: Beer pong is a good time but it can either be your body’s best friend or your worst beer-gut nightmare.

In more exciting beer news, Brian will be attending/drinking at the 2010 Beer ‘n’ Gear 5k this Saturday so stay tuned for his report on the events!

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One Response to “All Fun and Games?”

  1. Rick Hancock November 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    Love your blog! I hope you keep it going after this class ends!

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