Many of my readers and clients often ask me about how they can lose weight around their mid-section, a problematic area that doesn’t seem to go away, no matter how many miles they run or sit-ups they do at the gym.
Oftentimes, this extra weight comes from what we all know as “the beer belly.” That unsightly pudge that comes from too drinking too much alcohol, eating a variety of unhealthy/fatty foods, such as processed white flour, sugar and foods low in fiber.
Many of you may be unaware that the average can of beer contains 140 calories, and the averaged mixed-drink has over 600 calories. These are also what are known as “empty-calories” meaning that your body will have to work pretty hard to process them, without getting anything back in the way of vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Typically, this leads to weight gain.
What is more, alcohol has been shown to actual interfere with your body’s ability to metabolize fats, meaning that your body actual stores fat much easier. And from this combined effect comes the quintessential beer belly.
The following article will address the beer belly and the active steps you can take to deflate it.
The Obvious One: Stop Drinking Alcohol
The best step you can take for your health, as well as the best way to get rid of your beer belly, is to stop taking in what is causing the extra pudge. If you truly enjoy a cold beer, just be sure to drink in moderation.
Try cutting back to one or two alcoholic drinks per week. Reducing the amount of alcohol you take in can lead to a huge reduction in your total weekly calorie intake. In fact, if you just stop drinking alcohol, as well as sodas, you quickly notice a drop in weight.