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How to beat beer belly or pot belly

This is the second part of series on ‘beer belly’ or ‘pot belly’ in men. If you did not have a chance to read the first article, please, feel free to read it by clicking here.

Men with ‘beer belly’ are at high risk of many healthy problems. These include:

  • Stroke
  • Some types of cancer
  • Abnormal lipids
  • Insulin resistance
  • High triglycerides
  • Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease

Ways of Beating Belly fat that causes beer belly.

Lets say, somehow, you have accumulated a quite amount of fat in your belly and protruded into a ‘beer belly’. After reading these articles, you are wondering whether it is possible to reduce your ‘beer belly’ or to flatten your tummy. Sure, there are several ways to get back into shape with a flat tummy. Below are the best ways to cut your beer belly.

1. Exercise.
If you already have a beer belly, don’t worry or blame yourself, doing some tummy exercises such as sit-ups and crunches will be sufficient. Generally, increasing the level of exercises or being active will help cut your protruding tummy. Exercises require consistency; there will be no miracle with just one exercise to deliver wonders.

2. Eat right
Beer belly is manufactured in the kitchen and not not in the gym. As a rule of thumb, eat less calories than you burn. This will be a great step towards cutting ‘beer belly’.

No need for overly complicated dieting regime. Be simple and realistic. You will not cut beer belly overnight but with consistent healthy eating habits you will.


3. Avoid excessive drinking

Beer provides empty calories. If you cannot avoid beer completely, reduce the amount consumed. Switching to wine can also be a good option, but also limit the amount of wine consumed.

I would like to hear what you think about these two articles on ‘beer belly’. Scribble something below.

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  • Sheri Mugambi September 15, 2010, 7:37 pm

    .I have informed my kid bros, but think i have cooked up the facts.

    • Joshua Arimi September 23, 2010, 10:44 pm

      Thanks Sheri. I dont believe you can mix such simple facts. I know you told them the right facts.

  • Claus Joe Mburugu September 15, 2010, 10:13 pm

    will have to modify afew facts to suit ma buddie…….its great

    • Joshua Arimi September 23, 2010, 10:42 pm

      That sound great Joe. I believe he will be happy by your new changes.

  • Nche October 12, 2010, 4:00 pm

    Hello.. i have just stumbled on your website and it’s pretty cool and relates directly since i am kenyan. just a point to add on pot bellies… your body will not lose fat only in some specific areas. doing only sit ups or crumps without exercising the whole of your body is frustrating and futile in the end. hey flat belly, six pack, lean mascular body is a lifestyle that involves discipline in exercising and eating right .. and oh also avoiding stress

  • Healthpotent February 23, 2011, 7:21 am

    You can also eat foods rich in antioxidants to help fight free radicals. Joshua may be you can elaborate more on Antioxidants and free radicals to the readers.

    Mike

    • Joshua Arimi February 23, 2011, 7:54 am

      Thanks Mike,
      Sure I will write something on antioxidants and free radicals.
      Again thanks

  • mafie kennedy August 4, 2011, 7:51 am

    Hi Joshua,
    Are there medicine to reduce the beer belly?
    What type of beers have less carolies i mean,kilimanjaro,tusker,serengeti,castle,safari all around 4.8-5.8% v/v
    Also i have heard some chinese medicine make the ladies to have wide bottoms?is that true?

    • Joshua Arimi August 14, 2011, 7:18 pm

      Hi Mafie,
      I do not know of any drug to reduce beer belly other proper diet, exercise or some form of surgery. The lower the alcohol content the lower the calories. But it also depends on the sweeteners used in those beers. Higher the alcohol and sugar content, the higher the calories.

      I am just laughing. I have not heard of any drug to expand the ladies bottoms. But I know plastic surgery can achieve that.

  • cyi September 16, 2011, 8:55 pm

    How do I develop a six-pack without loosing fat on other parts of the body like the arms?

  • Chris Gibbons July 14, 2012, 5:28 pm

    Hi Joshua
    I was wondering why these calories only store in the belly. I am the sad owner of said pot belly, but am slim every where else on my body?

    Kind regards
    Chris

  • mike July 24, 2012, 2:42 pm

    hello my names mike,am new to dis site…buped into it becos i was realy woried about my own case.
    i tink i started noticing dis potbelly tin rite from age 16…rite nw am 31 and its gotten worse.
    my question is dis,can potbelly be inherited?cos my dad is a huge fan.and secondly,in my case,wat do you tink shud b d quickest remedy bkos it hurts wen i realy cant fit into some nice cloths i realy wud love to wear.tanks,hope to hear frm u soon.

  • Makesh January 26, 2013, 11:18 am

    Hi Joshua,
    Thanks for the Part 2 of this….it sounds so simple but trouble is its hard to be applied, i.e by the victims, good thing is, with effort and determination, I believe the beer bellies can be history! Thanks Joshua!

  • blaise October 17, 2013, 10:53 pm

    Thanks for the tips on reducing pot belly.
    I am 35 yrs, I am occasional drinker of beer, but I don’t take more than 2 bottles on a sitting. On d average, I take like 5 bottles each month. Will that be enough to cause me pot belly? Secondly, can excessively intake of water cause pot belly? Thirdly, can soft carbonated drinks cause pot belly?

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