It's the chips, stupid?
April 22, 2008 9:42am CST
here's a game on TV, so you grab a beer and a bag of chips and you settle in. The chips leave you a little thirsty, so you grab another beer. After a while, you notice that the chips are almost gone and it's not even halftime. You jump in the car at the break, go and pick up a Burger King Whopper and a bag of fries and return for the second half.Of course, you have to drink another beer. OK, it's not "just the chips," but the calories n three beers (450 for "average" beers) don't add up to the calories in a Whopper (650), or an 8-ounce bag of potato chips (1,200),or a large order of fries (500)at a fast food restaurant. As noted elsewhere, if you drink one 12-ounce bottle of beer every day and don't otherwise alter your diet or your exercise regime then you can expect to gain about 15 pounds over the course of a year.Something has to give. We sure don't advocate giving up eating, but it seldom hurts to get more excercise or to to think about what you are eating.