I am a 60-year-old man who enjoys one or two bottles of beer on a daily basis. Now I have a ‘pot belly’ which is embarrassing. My friends think that the ‘pot belly’ was caused by beer and I should give it up. What do you say? Thanks.
Calistus (by SMS)
“Beer belly” is the common term for excess fat that has accumulated due to drinking a lot of alcohol on a regular basis. Beer isn’t the only culprit, though. Contrary to the specific term, drinking an excessive amount of any alcoholic beverage can cause beer belly. Alcohol contains nothing but empty calories that are stored in the stomach area. Since excessive belly fat is said to increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and even Alzheimer’s disease, it is very important for you to get rid of this unnecessary burden. The best way is to keep off alcohol as well as high carbohydrate and fatty diet including fizzy drinks. In addition, daily exercise will help to burn off some of the excessive fat.