So, can men get rid of beer belly? This is a common question asked by men and by women who are frankly a little tired of seeing the bellies on their men. It is not only unsightly but also very unhealthy. There is a link between heart disease and fat around the belly. People perceive the heart as being somewhere high and left in the chest, but it is smack-dab between the sternum in the middle of the chest. It is imperative that you keep your weight in fat away from that area because it will collect there and could surround, clog, and possibly enlarge the heart. This is a serious thing, and don’t think that because you are drinking alcohol that you are “thinning” anything out.
Now, what can you do to get rid of beer belly? First, just in case you are unconvinced of the reasons to get rid of beer belly, here is something that may put some fire in the furnace: having all of that pudge over your private parts has been directly linked to erectile dysfunction, as well as being a major contributor to diabetes and heart disease as we said above. But yes, beer belly will interfere with your intimate life as well as with your fertility.
So what to do? Did you know that the body will use the alcohol as energy and then just store your available fat? This is because alcohol is a toxin, and your body looks at it as such. It will fight to be rid of it and burn it off—but not the fat. The fat gets stored for further use later, which is not good at all. So the first thing you need to know is that you need to lose the booze.
Eat three meals a day: Make sure you don’t throw your body into starvation mode. Make sure you are eating enough good whole-food each day to keep blood glucose up. This is where you also find cravings.
Keep Cortisol at bay: Cortisol is a great contributor to keeping belly fat in place. It is what keeps belly fat around the waistline because it is released in the brain during moments of stress to the body. If you are drinking due to stress, then get help because this is a dangerous, never-ending cycle.