Everywhere I go I see guys of all ages with huge bellies and I wonder what the hell they are thinking, even small pot bellies, hey, what the hell are you thinking?? Men with bellies, called visceral fat, are putting themselves at high risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, acid reflux, sleep apnea, mood disorders, stroke and the list of bad goes on and on.
There is an enzyme in visceral fat called aromatase that converts male testosterone into female estrogen. Say goodbye to your libido (sexual interest/performance) and hello to tiredness and falling asleep in the evening, leaving a faithful wife frustrated and lonely. Not a good scenario for a happy healthy future in any respect.
All I have to say to men with belly fat is, wake up and look in the mirror, it is not funny, attractive or healthy. You are not being a role model for your kids. And no, you won't be losing it in a couple months with "planned" exercise like you are telling yourself. Once you have stubborn fat like that, you will find it has taken over your mind and your metabolism, you are addicted to the junk (sugar in all its varied forms) you eat and drink that makes you fat and you are so low in testosterone that no one is going to get you out to exercise on a regular basis . You are full of excuses, rationalizations, justifications and delusions. Read my previous blogs on sabotaging thoughts, you are full of them.
"Oh Dr. Doyle, you are not a very nice person, you are mean..." In reality I am not mean, I am speaking the truth and intellectually you know that but in our society people don't always speak the truth, they talk around it. Your belly fat is killing you, it is messing up your hormones, negatively impacting your relationship, metabolism and your physiology and making you old before your time.
Take some initiative and call me, I will sit down with you and create a plan of attack on your bad habits and I will screw your head on straight and point you into the right direction for your improved future. As you slim down I will get you involved in simple exercises you can do at home to make you fit and healthy like never before. Stop your procrastination and all the lies you tell yourself and others, and take the bull by the horns and let go that ridiculous belly fat. Belly FAT to belly FLAT in 12 weeks with 30/10 weight loss for life. Call me at my 30/10 facility in Bellevue and schedule a consultation with me, it may be time to clean up your act and let the belly go. Until next time, Dr. Mark Doyle