The beer gut isn’t exclusively for The Boys! Girls with beer bellies are
often referred to as having a Muffin Top.
If you have admittedly built more of a beer belly than abs lately. It’s time
for a change. It’s easy to break good health habits and get caught up in the
thrill of never-ending parties. Here’s how to get rid of those beer bellies.
Too Much Drinking?
Beer guts aren’t just a guy’s problem. Women who drink a large amount of
beer can also get them too. Sadly, it’s more than a question of appearance.
Stomach fat is the most perilous kind. It leads to lifestyle disorders like
diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, Heart problems etc. A few
lifestyle changes and a good exercise program can make any girl’s beer belly
her past. The first order of business is to take an intense look at your
If you are drinking enough beer that you’ve seen significant weight gain in
the abdominal region, it’s safe to say you may need to cut back on the beer
and other alcohol intake. Beer contains an average of 155 calories per each
350ml or per glass, even though it varies according to brand. If you drink
only two beers you have taken in an additional 300 calories. Make that four
beers and you have added an extra 600 calories to your diet. This doesn’t
even count the pizza, chips and other junk food that most people eat with
their beer. So if you’ve made a decision to try a change in the way in which
you look, and you really want to lose that beer belly, it’s time to lose the
Now that you have made a decision to cut back or cut out the beer, you’ll
need to find a way to tone up that belly. You can’t do a hundred crunch a
day and expect results. Spot reduction is one of the biggest lies of this
generation. First you have got to burn the additional fat that you’ve
acquired in the belly area through cardio and decreased calorie intake. Then
tone up those muscles which lie beneath the fat layer through some kind of
strength coaching that targets the core area.
If you have extra fat to lose in the belly area, you’ll need to burn fat
through cardiovascular exercise. After cutting out the beer, cardio is the
most significant factor in losing girls’ beer bellies. If you are a seasoned
exerciser, try interval training (HIIT) to burn more fat than moderate
cardiovascular alone. This is just done by varying the power or intensity of
your cardio workout or sprints many times in the session. This increases the
calorie burn of the workout. The more calories burned, the more fat that’s
lost. Interval training can be incorporated into any kind of cardio,eg
running, walking, or riding a bicycle, cross trainer or even swimming.
If you haven’t been exercising, I would suggest start slow and slowly
increase the intensity as an when your body is able to take it. Initially
target the duration and then increase the intensity.
Concentrate on exercising the Core
If your goal is losing a beer belly, you will have to find strength training
exercises that tone the core area. This is the area of the body that
contains the stomach, back, and all round the waist. Pilates is one of the
finest core toning systems of exercise. Pilates is superb for losing girls’
beer bellies as you can participate no matter what your fitness level. You
could also try your hands on functional training, which involves a lot of
your core muscles. You’ll tone and stretch all the muscles of the core, and
once that extra fat is gone, you’ll reveal sexy and robust abs. Nobody will
ever guess you ever had a beer belly!