Busting The Myth on Beer Bellies and Getting Real About Obesity

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Are you the proud owner of a beer belly? If you answered yes, then please read on because beer bellies are nothing to be proud of.

The first thing you need to know is beer bellies aren’t really made from beer. In fact they are an accumulation of abdominal fat around the waist, known as ‘visceral fat’. This fat is packed between the organs in the body and an excess can protrude from the abdomen. Women normally don’t end up with beer bellies because hormonally females tend to store fat in the hips, buttocks and thighs, whereas the male hormone stores it in and around the belly.

Obesity Dangers

So, while drinking too much beer contributes to the beer belly it isn’t the biggest cause. In fact, people who don’t drink beer but are eating an unhealthy diet can also get beer bellies. Like any other type of obesity, beer bellies are formed when there is an imbalance between the calories you consume and those that you use up in energy.

And this could be where the connotation with beer arises. Beers are generally calorie heavy. In fact, a pint of Amstel or Castle carries around 250 calories. So, a couple of pints every evening before supper (perhaps with some chips) equals around 1000 calories. Consider that the average male is supposed to have between 2000 and 2500 calories a day and you can start seeing just how easy it is to build up nice round beer belly.

Health Risks

These rotund tummies are very bad news for your health – greatly increasing your risks of developing heart disease, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. And you will probably also have a fine set of ‘moobs’ (man boobs) hanging over your stomach for good measure, which, apart from anything else, is a pretty unattractive sight. And aside from the obesity dangers, did you know that men can get breast cancer in their moobs?

But all is not lost. The best way to treat a beer belly is to lose weight and make changes to your lifestyle. As you put weight onto this part of your body easily, when you start to lose weight the fat around your waist should decrease first. Your clothes should begin to feel less tight and your waist circumference should go down.

The Cambridge Programme 

So, why is Cambridge Weight Plan South Africa so effective for losing the beer belly? One, because it gets to work on fat very quickly, and two, because the weight loss programmes are very structured, which is something that appeals to lots of men (particularly those who love creating weight-loss graphs).

The Cambridge Diet South Africa is also an easy weight loss plan. Another reason for men to choose it as a way to lose their beer guts,

Next time you rub your beer belly with pride do remember you’re very close to becoming chronically ill. Before you end up having a heart attack or being diagnosed with diabetes, take the step to real health with a healthy diet plan and exercise.

So, if you read all the way to the end of this article, you must have a beer belly. Your next step is to speak to one of our Consultants and book a FREE assessment. Go on, you have nothing to lose except centimetres off your gut.

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