The belly is the place we hate our fat the most isn't it?
That's where it starts and where it ends, that's what we measure… you know the old question: "What's your waist line"?
That's what we see in the mirror after we shower and we can still see it when we put our clothes on.
That's when people (or your mother) say complimentary things to you like:
"Gee you're sure getting some belly fat on you"!
Maybe women don't say exactly that to each other but men sure do. Men are cruel. We're supposed to be tough and able to take it. But you get the point. It's not complimentary and it hurts.
If we've got some girth on, our belly precedes us into the room.
No wonder we'd like to be rid of it!
But have you noticed this?
Every diet you go on… the belly is the last place you lose the fat. It seems to come on the belly first and leave last. That's sort of backwards isn't it?
I used to wonder about this. I'd grab a handful of my belly and think: "This fat isn't on the outside… some how it's on the inside. So how much weight do I need to lose to get it off the inside of my belly?"
Then I discovered what was happening…
You see the fat deposits around our organs because with the typical North American diet of processed meats, hamburgers, steaks, processed carbs and coke our system goes into acidosis… it gets too acidic. Our organs can be damaged by the acidity so the body coats them in fat to protect them from the acid environment.
And the fat deposits around our bellies because the same diet continually spikes the blood/insulin mechanism and puts our muscles into insulin insensitivity. Insulin's job is to open the muscle cells to receive blood sugar, but that mechanism stops working. So the sugar gets stored first around our bellies as fat.
And what about a beer belly?
Well the sad truth is that it's called a beer belly because it's caused by drinking beer… not just alcohol but specifically beer!
You see the beer belly is a little different… it has an extra dynamic; there's something in hops (the taste ingredient in beer) that distends the belly muscles and makes them sag… that's how you get the gut.
So like it or not… if you really want to lose that "beer" belly you need to cut back on the beer!
Cutting back on the alcohol consumption would be good for your health generally but if you don't want to do that then switch drinks… go to wine or scotch and water… or scotch and soda if you have to have some bubbles. But be aware that the carbonic acid in any carbonated drink is leaching the calcium from your bones to neutralize the acid, which leads to osteoporosis.
Cut out the hops and you can help the sagging muscles… what to do to lose the "fat" around the belly?
We've got to get the body into an alkaline state and we've got to get those muscles taking up the blood sugar again.
First… drink lots of alkaline water. Natural un-carbonated spring water is best if you can't afford and ionizer.
Second… get off those highly refined carbs, cookies, pastries and pop. As soon as you do this the fat will start releasing from your belly like magic.
The first step in this process is to kill the carb craving!