5 Reasons Why Alcohol Consumers May Have Potbelly

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alcohol potbellyView pictures in App save up to 80% data.Gone are those days when people with excess belly fat are viewed as wealthy and affluent. Nowadays, science has opened our eyes to the many disadvantages of pot belly eg heart diseases and diabetes. 

There are certain unhealthy foods we eat excessively which can result in a big belly. They include carbs, sugars, trans fat and highly recessed foods etc

If you're someone who takes much alcohol regularly, you will also notice that your tummy is growing bigger every day. You must have heard people call potbelly "beer belly" and this has made you wonder if your big belly is caused by alcohol. Well, yes alcohol may cause excess belly fat due to the flowing reasons according to HealthlineView pictures in App save up to 80% data.

1. Alcohol is very high in calories about 7 calories per gram. 

When someone who doesn't work out often drinks alcohol in excess, fats start accumulating in the abdomen.

2. Alcohol tends to increase your appetite which makes you eat more than usual. 

This excess eating makes you consume more calories resulting in weight gain and belly fat gain.View pictures in App save up to 80% data.


3. Alcohol causes excess belly fat because it decreases fat oxidations and increases cortisol.

 When cortisol is increased, more fats get stored in your abdominal area (stomach)

4. When you drink alcohol, you tend to lose your sense of judgement.

 Such a person makes the wrong choice of indulging more in unhealthy diets causing weight gain
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5. A person who drinks excess alcohol tends to live a life of physical inactivity. 

Such a person doesn't exercise to burn extra calories hence he or she gains weight, especially around the abdomen


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