When it comes to belly fat, alcohol consumption can be a contributing factor. Often, alcoholic drinks are 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’re someone looking to cut down on belly fat and if you’re an alcoholic, you must stop immediately or atleast make an effort to stop gradually. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women must only have one drink per day, while men can have two drinks per day or not have at all. Instead of resorting to alcohol to quench your thirst, switch to water. Not only will it make you feel fuller, but it will keep you hydrated for longer periods of time, unlike alcoholic drinks.