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4 Tips To Get Rid Of That Stubborn Beer Belly

If you’re reading this article then chances are you’re a guy who loves his beer. And we can’t say we blame you; beer is cheap, delicious, and is often the drink of choice when hanging out with friends. But if you love beer, then you are probably aware of one of the bad effects that beer can have on a person’s body. That’s right, we’re talking about the infamous beer belly. Now, while the name might suggest you can only have this problem if you’re a beer drinker (and beer does contribute to this problem greatly), beer isn’t the only thing that can cause you to have a beer belly. Sometimes a beer belly just refers to excess belly fat. Beer bellies can not only be a nuisance, but a beer belly can also be dangerous to your health. Whether you’re here because you want to get rid of your beer belly to improve your looks or you are looking for tips to improve your weight, we’ve got tips for you. So whatever your reasoning for wanting to get rid of your beer belly,  we have 4 tips to get rid of that stubborn beer belly for good. 

Man measuring waist.
Beer bellies can be caused by more than just beer. 

A beer belly can sometimes be referred to by many names such as a dad bod or a gut. But regardless of what you’re used to calling it or hearing it referred to as, a beer belly always refers to the same thing. A beer belly refers to the belly fat that accumulates around your stomach area. Typically beer belly fat sits low on your stomach and that is where you carry most of your weight. A beer belly doesn’t even have to refer to a huge stomach. A beer belly can refer to any accumulation of fat on or around your middle abdomen. Sometimes this can mean you might have a huge stomach that you want to get rid of, or you just have a little extra fat happening around your middle on your stomach. Regardless of how serious or noticeable your beer belly is, it’s time to get rid of it for good. 

So what causes a beer belly? While the name might suggest it is caused by beer, other factors can contribute to belly fat accumulation as well. While beer definitely plays a role because the drink can cause you to gain weight in general, it doesn’t necessarily go straight to your belly. Rather, if you’re unlucky enough to carry most of your weight in your stomach, the weight you gain from beer or other lifestyle choices will accumulate there. A beer belly can be caused by different things, including the following:

  • Bad sleeping habits
  • Unhealthy lifestyle choices 
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise or other physical activities
  • High stress levels
Man drinking beer in red room.
Having a beer belly or excess gut fat can be damaging to your health.

Regardless of whether you agree you have a beer belly problem or you think you’ve just put on a few pounds in your stomach, having a beer belly of any shape or form can be damaging to your health. When we talk about a beer belly, we’re usually referring to the belly fat that sits low on your stomach or accumulates on your middle. Carrying weight here can be damaging to your health. Having a beer belly can put you at a higher risk for developing the following risks and diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Breast cancer (in both men and women)
Man pouring beer into glass.
Getting rid of your beer belly can improve your health. Photo courtesy of Harvard Health Publishing.

The process of getting rid of your stubborn beer belly will differ from person to person depending on your overall health, your lifestyle choices, and just plain genetics. However, regardless of your health background there are some tips to getting rid of that beer belly that you can try. Getting rid of your beer belly is not a one size fits all process so you might have to try out a few techniques until you find one that works best for you. Just make sure you ask your doctor before performing any of these exercises or tips. 

1. Cut Down On Your Beer Intake

While beer might not be the only cause of your excess stomach fat, it can be a contributor. For the sake of being thorough, cutting back on your beer intake can be a good place to start. Going further, cutting back on drinking in general might help you shed a few pounds. And if you carry your weight in your stomach then this is the first place it’ll leave. If you can’t cut back cold turkey, consider drinking a glass of water for every beer or alcoholic drink you consume to help balance it out. 

2. Reduce Carb Intake And Increase Protein Intake

Reducing the amount of carbs you consume can help you cut back on your weight significantly. Incorporating more protein into your diet can also make you feel fuller throughout the day so you’re less likely to snack. Increasing your protein and cutting back on your carbs will also help with fat loss, which will be targeted at your belly if this is where you carry most of your weight. 

3. Stick To A Healthy Diet

It might seem like an obvious tip, but making healthier diet choices can go a long way when trying to get rid of a beer belly. Poor diet is one of the major causes of a beer belly, so rectifying this is one of the best ways to get rid of your beer belly. Consider cutting back on sugars and incorporating more fiber into your diet. 

4. Consider Vaser Liposuction 

If you struggle to get rid of your belly fat or you just have a specific area you want to target, then Vaser Liposuction might be the best path for you. Vaser Liposuction differs from regular liposuction because it uses a specific technique to actually break down the fat before it is removed from your body. This means less recovery time and more targeted areas so you can see results faster. This is a great option if you struggle with stubborn belly fat that you just can’t get rid of. 

Smiling man sitting at a table drinking juice.
Getting rid of a beer belly can be done in many ways. 

Whatever tip works best for you, just remember that the process of getting rid of your beer belly that works best for you might not be what works best for someone else. The important thing is to stay consistent and keep trying to better your health. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns talk to your healthcare provider.