Everyone desires a well-proportioned body. We always see people with big belly but thin limbs on the beach and on the street, mostly men. Women’s bellies are generally not protruding because estrogen distributes fat in the buttocks and thighs.
Whether it’s all fat or just fat belly or protruding belly, it will harm your charm, and it also means that your body has become unhealthy.
There are many reasons for a fat or protruding belly, some of which are not too harmful to health, while others indicate that the body has been seriously damaged. First, you need to know the reason for your belly protruding, read on.
Type 1: Beer belly
If you are a frequent drinker, your belly may accumulate fat, causing your middle to protrude, often referred to as a “beer belly”. Alcohol can also cause bloating and puffiness in your face if you are not a frequent drinker, which can cause your belly to protrude.
Beer, wine and all kinds of alcohol contain alcohol. Its calorie content falls between carbohydrates (4 calories per gram) and fat (9 calories per gram), with 7 calories per gram. It is relatively high, and the sugar in the wine will also increase the calories. It can be scary to drink a lot without knowing it, especially at parties.
Alcohol can also irritate the gastrointestinal tract, leading to bloating. Cocktails contain not only alcohol, but also sugar and carbonation, which can cause inflammation and gas. Alcohol dehydrates the body. When the body is dehydrated, the skin and vital organs try to hold on to as much water as possible, leading to puffiness in the face and elsewhere, as well as flushing.
Type 2: Sagging Belly
A sagging belly is linked to too much insulin or too much cortisol (a stress hormone).
Cortisol uses protein and fat to quickly synthesize glucose, which is not a dietary source. Cortisol allows the body to react quickly to engage in the “fight or flight” response and provide a temporary boost of energy. Cortisol primes the body for the fight-or-flight response by flooding the body with glucose, providing an immediate source of energy for muscles.
But too much stress, especially chronic stress, can raise blood sugar levels and stimulate insulin secretion. If the body cannot consume glucose, it will be converted to fat and stored, usually turned to visceral fat. If you eat too many carbohydrates, especially sugar, it can also lead to elevated insulin levels and make your belly more fat.
Type 3: Protruding Belly
People with protruding bully have thin limbs. Their belly is like a basketball, kind of like being pregnant. That means the liver is very damaged and leaking fluid from the liver into the sac and abdomen. Shake belly and can feel the ripple effect.
This most likely means that you already have cirrhosis, a problem with your liver that started a long time ago.
The main symptoms of ascites are a large belly and rapid weight gain. Other symptoms include:
- Swelling in your ankles
- Shortness of breath
- Digestive issues, such as bloating, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, indigestion and constipation
- Back pain
- Difficulty sitting
If you have these symptoms, seek medical attention as soon as possible. It often involves draining the ascites by paracentesis and even involves a liver transplant.
Solution 1: Eat Healthy
The data from a US coupon site shows that the United States is falling into the trap of processed food — food is getting higher and higher in calories and less and less nutritious, making it difficult to reduce the incidence of obesity. Consume nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals, from whole foods. Only by maintaining adequate nutrition can hormones regulate appetite normally and avoid overeating.
- Stay away from high-sugar foods, reduce refined carbohydrates.
- Eat healthy fats and vegetables.
- Eat less beans to avoid fat accumulation caused by estrogen.
- Stay away from foods that cause allergies and inflammation.
- If you feel full, stop and eat without being hungry.
- Reduce the number of meals and snacks. Eating many times a lot in a day will stimulate insulin and make it difficult to lose weight.
Solution 2: Protect Your Liver
Chronic alcohol use is extremely damaging to the liver and is a common cause of liver cirrhosis. Smoking and too much protein can also damage the liver.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults of legal drinking age can choose not to drink, or to drink in moderation by limiting intake to 2 drinks or less in a day for men or 1 drink or less in a day for women.
- Drink coffee and tea. They help the liver metabolize fat and protein.
- Cruciferous vegetables and vitamin E are good for the liver.
- Keep moderate to low amounts of protein.
- Don’t smoke.
- Best food for liver: grapefruit, blueberries, cranberries, nuts, seafish.
Solution 3: Reduce Stress
- No one is perfect. Life is always rough. Don’t blame yourself.
- One step at a time, don’t aim too high.
- Stay away from people and jobs that put you down.
- Exercise does not reduce insulin levels, but it can increase dopamine and release stress.
- Getting enough sleep and keeping regular schedules.
- Avoiding late nights.