7 possible causes of belly fat and ways you can lose it

When it comes to belly fat, alcohol consumption can be a contributing factor. Alcoholic beverages are often called ’empty’ calories, meaning they only provide your body with calories but no nutrients. That said, it can lead to greater visceral fat accumulation and a higher body mass index (BMI).

If you are someone who wants to cut down on belly fat and if you are an alcoholic, stop immediately or at least make an effort to stop gradually. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women may have only one drink a day, while men may have two drinks a day or not at all. Instead of resorting to alcohol to quench your thirst, switch to water. Not only will it make you feel full, but it will keep you hydrated for longer periods of time, unlike alcoholic beverages.

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