The 2016 October Beer Diet
How’d I lose 10 lbs. in 10 Days?
Houston / Galveston = Beer Diet Easy
This year I found myself in Houston for the 2016 Prospanica conference on Day 1 of the beer diet. Having already spent 3 days in the city, busy with meetings, networking, and probably a few too many cocktails, I was ready for a reprieve. I chose to spend Day 1 of the Beer Diet in a city unknown to me, Galveston, TX.
I was impressed that the drive was so short, just over an hour to get to this amazing beach town. I Google mapped the German sausage house I wanted, Stuttgarden Tavern, and made my way down south to the touristic city. Galveston was very relaxed, and the servers all seemed moderately intrigued by my strange requests made on behalf of the diet. I ordered my first sausage at the german restaurant I had mapped from Houston, and it was almost right; no bun, however, soaked in cheese. I took a photo before I scraped off the dairy diet-breaker, see below. The restaurant was slammed as it was a Saturday and I did not mind when a senior German couple asked if they could join my table. I obliged and we exchanged stories, and I even learned about a few small towns in Germany where I was guaranteed a solid sausage meal and a hearty ale.
The rest of the day was great, Galveston was loaded with breweries and brewpubs and I left fat and happy a few hours later. The best location by far was Galveston Island Brewing which served a Citra Mellow beer that was so good I wound up bringing a 6-pack back to Houston.
Day 2 was rather easy as well. A friend of mind that had traveled from Phoenix accompanied me to a brewery with a bratwurst platter in downtown Houston. It was delicious, but I wisely saved half as I knew it would be a long flight back to Phoenix and I may need it. The first couple days, as much a novelty as anything, are always pretty simple
Days 3 – 7 I spent in Phoenix and were rather unremarkable. I grilled most nights and was notably rigorous in avoiding buns and any kind of cheat. I don’t know if I have ever been that disciplined, and was even able to squeeze in two client dinners and a lunch where they didn’t mind my odd choices for restaurants. I like to think that my clients’ find it charming/amusing, but who knows why they put up with it when steak/new American cuisine is the norm. Anyhow, after a long Friday night I was ready to head south yet again for the last 3 days of the diet.
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Note that all beers have been estimated at 200 calories.
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- Hangar 24
- Lagunitas ipa
- Lenienkugels pumpkin Shandy
- Sierra Nevada pale
- Rio black ipa
- 1. New Belgium imperial ipa
- Lagunitas day time ale
- Sierra Nevada otra vez
- Angry or hard cider
- Kirkland ipa