Re: Beer gut: but no fat?
Part of this can be genetics. Some men are just slated to have this "basketball"/pooching stomach whether they are fat or not.
My husband has this problem and rarely drinks. His father had one too and was a heavy drinker for several decades. He did stop 15 years before he died of other causes. They were not lean but were muscular from the work they do/did. My husband is a traditional blacksmith/swordsmith and his father was a mechanic/welder both requiring heavy muscle use. I noticed my 21 year old son has one as well and he does not drink at all. But he needs to get more active too.
But another cause could still be some fat stored in that area too. Generally, this is where the body stores fat first. Look to your diet and make any changes. Exercise, like lifting moderately heavy weights, will force your body to work harder to lose fat to burn as energy and keep your metabolism up longer.
Last edited by Laurie2; 05-15-2004 at 02:26 PM.