Causes of Pot BellyWhat causes a pot belly, and how come certain people gain fat only around the waste? And what can you do to get rid of a pot belly?

 from dictionary definition:pot belly

noun: pot belly; plural noun: pot bellies; noun: potbelly; plural noun: potbellies
a large, protruding, rotund stomach.

 A. A pot belly is caused by being too fat or having weak belly muscles.

Fat is found between your skin and muscles. Once the layer of fat in your abdomen becomes more than an inch thick, you`ll have a pot belly. The only way to get rid of it is to lose weight.

As we get older, our body fat tends to increase, and usually the increase is around your midsection. A growing pot belly not only makes it difficult to zip a pair of jeans, but it’s also not good for your health. Tummy fat may contribute to health problems, but you can lose the belly and improve your overall health by following a healthy diet and exercise plan.

What is Belly Fat?

The two types of fat in your body are subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fat you can pinch. And, in addition to contributing to your pot belly, this type of fat is also the fat on your hips and butt.

However, visceral fat is the primary contributor to your growing mid-section. This type of fat is found deep in your abdominal area, surrounding your vital organs. Visceral fat is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer in women and gallbladder problems. While extra fat anywhere on your body is no good for your health, visceral fat is especially concerning.

in resent  time pot belly have become so common that almost every men “rich men” out there has neither the subcutaneous or the visceral fat.In Nigeria it is very common among our politicians or top public office holders

8 Things That Can Cause a Pot Belly in Men

This has been a question faced by young or old men and funny aspect of this is that pot belly are so tough to reduce. The best way to cure or reduce a pot belly is to find and identify what causes it and that will give you a clue on how to reduce it.

As you read on with this post, we will be stating and describing the different causes of pot belly and if you don’t know what is causing yours, this post might be of help to you. Pot belly is a situation whereby the tummy gain excess fat due to weight gain and it mostly occur in men although some women or ladies if i must say also have big belly but theirs might not be pot-like.

The common things that causes pot belly includes;

1. High Calorie Foods:

One of the thing that causes pot belly in men is the fact that they eat more of high calorie diet which store excess fat in their stomach region. High calorie diet are junks, snacks, meat pie, doughnut, egg roll and many more.

It’s not necessarily beer but too many calories that can turn your trim waistline into a belly that protrudes over your pants. Any kind of calories — whether from alcohol, sugary beverages, or oversized portions of food — can increase belly fat. However, alcohol does seem to have a particular association with fat in the midsection.
“In general, alcohol intake is associated with bigger waists, because when you drink alcohol, the liver burns alcohol instead of fat,” says Michael Jensen, MD, an endocrine expert and obesity researcher with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

 This might be one of the reason your belly is getting bigger and losing it might be a problem. So, if you are to lose the belly fat, reduce your intake of high calorie diet.

2. Lack of Exercise:

Men don’t usually have pot belly when they were much younger but as they grow older, the six packs begins to vanish and the belly begins to get bigger. This is due to the fact that the body lack exercise like running, jogging, walking, skipping, cycling, speed walking, sti-ups and many more. The truth still remains that older men are very busy to do all these exercise and in return the fat are store around the belly which result to pot belly.


3. Stress:

 Another pot belly cause in men is stress. When you engage in too much hard work, late night work, lack of rest, lack of sleep and you don’t really have time to relax but work work and work then your body will store fat around the stomach region.

4. Alcohol;

A friend of mine told me that he noticed the belly was just protruding despite the fact that hes exercising the body and he claim he does not eat fat put the question i also asked him was that do you drink beer? or any kind of alcohol? and he said yes. Beer contains sugar and other starch that result to men having big belly. If you aim to get your pot belly reduced, then you need to away with beer and alcohol

5. Fat:

Another thing that cause pot belly is no other thing than fat. When you eat food that contains too much fat or foods fried with animal fat, you will have those fat stored in your belly region and this will cause a pot belly for you.

6. Over Feeding:

Having yourself get overfed with food like carbohydrate, protein and fat is really bad because the after effect is storage of fat in the belly area. In order to avoid this, you need to eat less food like carbohydrate and others.

7. Late Night Food: One of the things that cause a pot belly is late night food. When you are fond of eating very late at night, the food are partially digested before you go to bed and during sleep, all the body organs and activities are at stand still hence, the fat that are not broken down accumulates in your stomach over a period of time which result to pot belly.

8. Lack of Fruits and Fiber Foods:

The eating habit of guys or men can be so bad that they hardly eat fruits and fiber foods. Fiber foods aid digestion while fruits contains vitamins and minerals that aid digestion. This will prevent any fat or food substance to stay in the body, all are digested and emptied in the bowel. So, if your body lack fruits and fibers, then fat will be stored in your belly and you have a pot belly. To prevent this, eat more fiber foods and fruits.

In Conclusion, these are pot belly causes you might not know and are discussed in the post above. Since you now know some of the things that cause pot belly like lack of exercise, lack of fruits, too much fat etc, you need to do away with your bad eating habit and do more of walking exercise which will reduce your pot belly gradually. Thanks for reading.courtesy:www.healthcareng.com

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