PITTSBURGH (FFD) - Yesterday I had a another successful day on the Football Fan’s Diet. I scored a touchdown for meeting my gameday objective of sticking to a 20 hour fast. Additionally, I cultivated a bias toward whole foods and healthier options including the beer I drink as I partake in the elongated Memorial Day weekend.
Saturday started off with yard work, mostly in power washing the patio, which was covered with all of these pesky helicopter seedlings from that huge F’n tall tree in the backyard. There was some time spent at the community pool, which opened for the first day this summer, and then family came over for burgers on the grill.
Instead of Sam Adams quenching my thirst as I cooke those heavenly patties, I opted for Miller Lite, which is what I have been drinking now since I went golfing at Clover Hill last Saturday.
This is a big deal for dudes. Changing go to beers is like woman changing hair color. It should be noticed. It should be probed for psychological reasons. What is going on with Scratch? Is he off his rocker. The man switched beers.
As for food, I wanted make wraps for my burgers, but I didn’t . I did eat them with the bun. So my beer swapping didn’t translate to bun/lettuce swapping. Still, there were no chips. My side was a baked potato. Yes, I had a few Miller Lites but I didn’t have my Sam Adams beer because of the switch.
So what did I switch?
For starters, there is massive carb and calorie difference between them. According to an article on Livestrong.com, A 12-oz. bottle of Boston Lager has 175 calories, 18 g of carbohydrates and 2 g of protein. It contains 4.9 percent alcohol by volume. Whereas Miller Lite, according to Draftmag.com, clocks in at 96 calories and 3.2g carbs.
Beyond the carb and calorie difference, Miller Lite is much friendlier on the pocket book too.
Last Thursday I was at the Highland Bar again for a night out with the boys and bought a few rounds a few for myself as well. If these had been Sam Adams brew dogs and I was throwing them down at Hal’s Bar - the local slightly upscale option compared to the Highland Bar - my tab would have easily been over 50 bucks.
A bottle of Sam Adams at Hal’s is $4.50. A 16 oz. draft of Miller Lite is $2 during happy hour. At the rate I pound them, that can add up to significant savings.
I should also note that the last time I was in super good shape, down in the 210s, Miller Lite was beer of choice. Maybe then it is only natural that I am work my way back to those youthful young beer chugging days of college.
Now then, I will finish this scoring update with one sentiment: who says being healthy must be expensive?
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