Lose the Beer gut without losing the beer

Oct 16, 2018

You may have heard that you have to cut beer completely out of your diet to get rid of a beer belly, or prevent one from appearing. If you are someone who enjoys a few cold beers, then you would probably find that news slightly upsetting. I don’t like to see anyone unhappy. That’s why I want to share with you 5 ways to lose the beer gut and not the beer.

1 – Train Big Muscle Groups

Your top priority should be to train at a high intensity and volume. Exercises that work big muscle groups like legs, and back should be the focus. Back squatfront squat, and bent over rows are some great examples of those types of exercises. When more muscles are used, more calories are burned. You should make time to train like this at least 4 days per week.

 

2 – Eat Good Fats

Most diets fall short of the essential fat DRI. Fatty acids like Omega 3 are included in this group. These fats are essential because your body can not make them. You have to get them through diet. They play a role in maintenance of metabolism.

3 – Focus On Anaerobic Cardio

Even some fitness fanatics may tell you that running miles is the best way to lose a gut. I would have to humbly disagree. Although jogging for long distances will burn lots of calories, it is just very inefficient. It also takes a long time to burn a significant amount of calories this way. Lastly, glycogen is the main fuel source as opposed to fats (which is what we are trying to lose here).

4 – Don’t Replace Food Calories With Beer Calories

It’s no secret that beer has a descent amount of calories in it, and they add up. The mistake that a lot of people make is to just not eat in order to make room for the beer calories in the diet.

5 – Keep Your Beer

Drinking beer decreases stress levels. There have even been studies that suggest that one or two beers may help students study for tests because it decreases the stress of the work. High stress levels may play a role in keeping that gut.

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