How to Get Rid of Your Beer Belly
So, you’ve overindulged on one too many festive occasions, and you now find yourself with a beer belly that appears to have crept up overnight. What do you do? How do you get rid of it? Unfortunately for those with beer bellies from too many brews and treats, they can take a lot longer to get rid of than they did to get, but you’re not stuck with them if you start to look after your health. Read on to learn what it takes to banish that beer belly for good.
Exercise is going to be valuable in any part of your life, but even more so when you’re trying to get rid of that unwelcome beer belly. One of the best forms of exercise for shifting excess abdominal fat is high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE).
HIIE involves partaking in intense bursts of exercise, followed by short rests, then more intense exercise. Such activity can result in fat-burning and accelerated weight loss. You’ll be back to your former fit self in no time!
It also helps to exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, mixing those days up with stretching and strength training. If you find it hard to fit in exercise, then be more resourceful with your day. Take the stairs instead of the lift, and walk to work instead of driving if possible. There are plenty of ways you can welcome more activity into your life.
It goes almost without saying that to get rid of a beer belly, you have to focus on your health – and that involves drinking less. A few beers with friends is part of Australian culture, but it’s not doing your waistline any good. Not only can beer affect your body’s ability to burn fat, but it pairs far too well with chips, pretzels, burgers, nachos, and other delicious snacks.
If you can cut back on your beer consumption, you can likely cut back on all those accompanying snacks. Your waistline will thank you for it.
Make Healthy Food Swaps
Beer belly gets its name from the common cause of that excess abdominal fat, but alcohol is not the only cause. Poor food choices can also be to blame. If you’re ready to focus on your fitness and health, then make healthy food swaps.
Drink water instead of beer or fizzy drinks and swap potato fries for those of the kumara variety. You may even see the value in swapping that carb-loaded pasta side for a healthier quinoa side dish instead.
If you are going to spend time with friends and have a few drinks, then see if you can find low-carb alternatives or eliminate alcohol altogether.
It may not have taken that long to get your beer belly, but it can take a lot longer to get rid of it. Fortunately, with an improved diet, more exercise, and better food choices throughout the day and during social occasions, you can be on the right path to a slimmer, more comfortable and healthier version of you.