The last thing anyone with a beer gut wants to hear is that they have to stop drinking beer. That is not necessarily the case; cutting down will suffice. However, if consumption is more than two 12oz bottles a day, you, the beer lover, will have a harder time losing your beer gut. The best way to go about losing up your gut, along with cutting down your beer intake, is to eat sensibly, exercise, and stay away from junk food.
Beer gut is no respecter of age. Even someone in his or her twenties will have a beer gut if they drink a lot of beer, have a poor diet, and don’t exercise. As you mature, your metabolism slows down and your body will store more fat. This is the reason why lots of regular beer drinkers in their thirties and forties gain more fat around their stomach. If you actually want to remove your beer gut, you must make the firm decision to lose weight through diet and exercise, and stay with it.
Eating sensibly does not mean visiting the all you can eat buffet twice daily. Instead, break your meals up into five or six small meals a day, low in calories low and that’s and high in complex carbs (not beer carbs), lean meats, fish and poultry. When you get the munchies from drinking beer, snack on fresh vegetables or fruit and stay clear of junk food. Alcohol dehydrates your body so while you’re drinking your beer, be certain to also drink loads of water. Before you turn in, drink three large glasses of water. Yes, this will make you rise and go to the lavatory throughout the night still it also hydrates your body and flushes the detrimental body toxins from your system and helps prevent hangovers.
Another thing you probably don’t want to hear is that you must exercise. Aerobic cardiovascular exercise for at least 45 minutes per day raises your metabolism and causes you to burn fat and calories that you otherwise would keep on in your beer gut. Alcohol lowers your metabolism, makes your body run slower and keep on fat. You should also do strengthening exercises such as weight resistance exercises or Pilate’s exercises. Strengthening exercises tighten and tone your muscles, and you should work your entire body, not just concentrate on getting rid of your beer gut. If you really hate going to the gym, there are other ways you can get your aerobic exercise in. Go swimming or jogging, at least a mile a day, to get yourself some exercise. Another option is to park farther away from the building and walk into work. Don’t wait for the elevator, take the stairs for the exercise.
Switching to drinking light beer will cut the calories you get from beer. Perhaps you don’t want to hear that, however it is a fact. You aren’t going to lose your beer gut if you don’t cut down on calories. So diet and do aerobic and strengthening exercise workouts for 45 minutes 4 – 5 times per week. It took you some time to get that beer gut, and it’s going to take time to get rid of it. Be consistent, be patient, and the payoff will be having the beer without the beer gut.