Burn That Belly

Stomach fat often results from excessive alcohol, food, or sugar. A portly paunch is linked to diabetes, dementia, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.

Burn that breadbasket with these tips:

  • Go light or not at all. Many studies recommend no more than 2 daily drinks for men and 1 for women. When choosing a brew, pick a low–calorie alternative with reduced carbs. Or go nonalcoholic — the taste difference is barely noticeable. But beware: Alcohol–free does not equal calorie-free, so limit how many you drink.
  • Exercise more. Crunches and sit–ups will strengthen your core, but unless your routine includes cardio, that spare tire will linger. A well rounded plan is best for a rounded mid section.

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