The Origins of a “Beer Belly”
You don’t have a ‘Beer Belly’ you have a six pack of Coors, right?! Or even a keg. But is it really the beer that gives you the gut?
One would assume you get a beer belly from drinking a lot of beer, but that’s not the case. A beer belly comes from binging, not necessarily beer drinking. There is a difference.
A study at University College London examined data from nearly 29,000 middle-aged men and women, and found that beer drinkers aren’t more likely to have abdominal fat than non-beer drinkers.
People who drink about a six-pack of beer in one sitting once a month had a waistline a half-inch bigger than people who drink the same amount of alcohol spread over a week. Same amount of booze just stretched out over a week versus a day. Binge drinkers didn’t weigh more overall either. They just had more abdominal fat; which isn’t healthy either.
So in conclusion, don’t binge drink, drink less more often?!?!