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Beer Belly Basics


By: Dr. Robert Neposlan

Tired of walking around with that “spare tire” in your mid-section? Do you really want to bust that beer belly full of fat? It’s going to take a whole lot more on your part than wishing and investing in the latest ab trainer. It’s going to take willpower and a change in your diet and regular exercise to finally land those six-pack abs you’ve been dying for. Well, maybe not six-pack abs, but at least a sleeker physique and loss of body fat that results in a healthier you!

One important fact to consider: men whose waists measure between 40-62 inches (100-150 cm) are 12 times more likely to develop Type II diabetes, according to a recent study that appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Think liposuction will make it all better?

Hardly. The real culprit is the fat cells that are way down deep. Lipo doesn’t touch them. So…back to diet and exercise. Here are a few suggestions to start the process to minimize the mid-section:

  • Cut back on the junk food and eat more vegetables and fruit – basically a no-brainer!
  • Opt for water as opposed to empty high-caloried beer and soft drinks.  If you are not a huge fan of water, try combining your glass of H2O with a lemon wedge.
  • Eat five smaller meals instead of three larger ones – this keeps your metabolism pumping and you never feel hungry enough to gorge and go overboard
  • Exercise regularly – you have to find something that you like to do that keeps you moving for 30 minutes every day – break that down to two 15-minute sessions if you have to.

Persistence and regularity will pay off handsomely. You may never have washboard/six-pack abs, but you can achieve some degree of weight loss, a more muscular mid-section, and the envy of all your friends as they toast your efforts with what else? A beer!

Until next week,

Live well

Dr. Rob

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