We all love beer. I think that is a given. The problem with good beer isn’t just the occasional hangover; it’s also what the wife has probably mentioned to you, calories. The better the beer the more the calories, that’s the way it seems. So drinking copious amounts of good beer invariably leads to… the Beer Belly.
Since the Czechs drink more beer then anyone else, they were investigated to find the link between beer and the belly. Almost 2,000 people were tested in Prague and absolutely no link was found to justify the term “Beer Belly”. This is according to a BBC article on The Beer Belly.
This is great news for beer lovers everywhere! However a killjoy named Nigel Denby of the British Dietetic Association warned people not to take the studies findings all the way to the pub, so to speak.
Another BBC article on The Beer Belly seems to get to bottom of the issue. It appears that the Beer Belly can be attributed not to drinking beer, but to drinking a lot of beer… quickly. A study found that binge drinking can contribute to an “Apple-shaped” figure. So if you drink 10 beers, 2 nights out of the week you will get a Beer Belly. However, if you drink 2 beers, 5 nights out of the week, you won’t get a Beer Belly.
This is good news. You just have to spread the beer love. Not all at once. Enjoy two delicious beers almost every night and you’ll be fine.
OK, enough dodging. If you have a serious Beer Belly going on, your pretty daft if your blaming it all on beer. The number one thing is dieting, but if you’re only interested in losing the Beer Belly, then you need to work out your transverse abdominus, or TVA. The best way to do this is as follows:
1. Place one of your fingers on your belly button
2. Without taking in a deep breath. Try to move your belly button inward as far away from your finger as you can
3. Hold your belly button in for 5 seconds working your way up to a minute
4. Advanced: as your holding in your belly button-tightly squeeze your ABS