Monday, September 21, 2009

Is There Really a Link Between Beer and Beer Bellies?

An Overview of Beer Bellies

To be as concise as possible, beer bellies are and are not a direct result of too much beer.

Despite the common ”beer belly” moniker, excess belly flab is not always caused by swigging too many pints of liquid bread. Beer, at around 140 calories per 12-ounce bottle, is high in calories and frequent imbibing can result in the extra calories that lead to a distended waistline. So, in this case, there is a link. However, like fat that appears in other areas of the body, it has more to do with how many overall calories you consume versus how many you’re burning through regular exercise. Your body can’t tell the difference between beer-related calories and extra calories from any other food. So, the answer is also, no. 
via Askmen

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