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3 Major causes of big tummy and how to avoid them

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Do you have a big tummy ?

Watch out for the causes!

1. Taking excess sugar- For example, drinking two 16 fluid ounce (480 mL) bottles of soda in a day adds up to 384 calories and 104 grams of sugar. This, especially if consumed in addition to many other high-sugar food and drinks, can lead to excessive calorie intake in a day and, ultimately, excess visceral fat

2. Alcohol- Alcohol contains a high number of calories (7 calories per gram).

Many alcoholic beverages are high in sugar.

Alcohol may increase appetite and decrease inhibitions, leading to greater overall calorie intake.

Alcohol may lead to poorer judgement, resulting in greater consumption of less nutritious foods.

It may alter hormones related to hunger and fullness.

It may decrease fat oxidation, which may spare stored fat. Though more research is needed.

It may increase cortisol, which promotes abdominal fat storage.

A person may be less inclined to be physically active the day of and after drinking.

Alcohol leads to poorer sleep quality, which is associated with greater BMI and fat storage.

A recent review of 127 studies found a significant dose-dependent relationship between alcohol consumption and abdominal fat storage

3. Sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity- sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest risk factors for negative health events. It involves prolonged sitting throughout the day (e.g., watching TV, sitting at a work desk, long commutes, playing video games, etc.)

Even if a person is physically active, meaning they engage in physical labor or exercise, prolonged sitting may increase the risk of negative health events and weight gain

4.low protein diet- High protein diets may promote weight loss and prevent weight gain by increasing fullness, since protein takes longer to digest compared to other macronutrients. Protein also supports muscle repair and growth, which contributes to a higher metabolism and more calories burned at rest.

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