Banishing Your Beer Gut
The dreaded beer belly can be a stubborn problem. Thanks to declining hormone levels, both men and women begin to store excess fat around the middle as they age. While consuming too many calories from any source will expand your waistline, alcohol is particularly problematic. That’s because the liver burns alcohol instead of fat when you drink. But never fear – there are things you can do to get a flatter stomach.
First, it may sound obvious, but cut back on beer and avoid binge drinking. Alcohol equals empty calories – as many as 150 per glass of beer and even higher for some sugary mixed drinks like piña coladas. Every empty calorie you avoid is one less that ends up on your waistline. However, simply cutting back on booze won’t shrink your stomach. To get rid of excess belly fat, you have to burn it off.
While crunches and sit-ups can help strengthen your midsection’s muscles, they won’t spot-reduce stomach fat. A better option is aerobic exercise like cycling, running, swimming or racquet ball. These exercises help you lose weight overall, and you’ll tend to lose it first in your belly because fat breaks down faster there than in other areas. To burn calories both during and after exercise, try interval workouts. Interval training involves exercising for a set number of minutes and then resting for an equal amount of time, alternating one with the other.
Try to eat several small meals versus fewer large ones each day, and make sure each meal is balanced with lean protein, vegetables and complex carbs. Along with beer, you’ll want to avoid simple carbs that spike blood sugar, like white bread, pasta and white rice.
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However you decide to banish your stubborn belly fat, be sure to get all the information you need on the options available so that you can make the best choice for you.