4 Types of Big Belly That Aren’t Caused By Overweight

Low Belly
This type of belly often occurs in slim people.

The causes: Recent motherhood, monotonous exercise in the gym, doing lots of crunches and squats, unhealthy diet, spinal curvature.

How to get rid of it: Include foods rich in fiber in your diet, such as green leaf veggies and whole-grain bread. If you are doing to much squats, you’re probably doing them incorrectly, and exerting too much effort on your lower back. Replace them with planks. You can also try circuit training, that way, you’ll work every muscle group.

Inflated Belly
This type of belly is flat in the morning, but grows during the day.

The causes: Intestinal flora imbalance, food allergy, sluggish bowels.

How to get rid of it: Avoid drinking alcohol and eating sweets and processed dairy products. Choose a diet rich in fresh vegetables, meat, chicken, and fish. Never skip breakfast and don’t eat at night. Swelling may be a sign of imbalanced intestinal flora, that’s why it’s important to take pre- and probiotics, that can be found in sour cream and certain fruit and vegetables such as cabbage, garlic, and onion.

Pillow Belly
This type of belly is like a soft pillow with cushions on your sides.

The causes: Consuming lots of sugar and refined carbs, drinking excess alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, sweet tooth.

How to get rid of it: Drink alcohol in moderation. You can have 3-4 glasses of wine a week. Include eggs, lean meat, and vegetables as well as good fats, such as avocado, nuts, and high-fat fish in your diet. Find time for exercising and go for long walks.