Have you heard about the “dad bod?” Apparently, it’s been a popular trend and some women really like it.

Is there really an argument about what looks better - the “dad bod” or a fit bod? While the dad bod has made quite the stir, the lifestyle that creates the dad bod is not exactly the best choice for a healthy living. Abdominal fat is linked to cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. And the greater amount of fat your body has, the worse it can be for your internal organs and muscles.

No one says guys need to have six-pack abs or look like Mr. Olympia, but if you want to change the dad bod we, we got some tips from Eat This, Not That.

 

  • DRINK MORE WATER

    Drinking more water can do great things for our bodies. One of the many positives associated with drinking water includes trimming fat. Scientists have found that those who drink more water can burn around two percent more calories a day. Even if that doesn’t seem like a lot, that number can still mean the difference between zero pounds and five pounds of weight dropped over the course of one year.

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  • EAT PROTEIN FOR BREAKFAST

    Something else you can do is eat close to half of your daily calories in the form of protein for breakfast. Eating protein in the morning gives you more energy and stimulates your metabolism. What’s the number one choice for morning protein? The answer is eggs. Eggs contain choline, a B vitamin that keeps away belly fat, and they are great for increasing metabolism.

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  • TRY INTERVAL WORKOUTS

    Studies have shown that strenuous workouts are better for losing the dad bod - but only when done in intervals. Interval training is a great source for increasing metabolism and shedding weight quickly. You can choose any intervals that work best for you. For instance, you speed up for 30 seconds and slow down for one minute.  As you improve, increase the faster pace, and decrease the rest period.

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  • FLICK THE SWITCH EARLIER

    You probably guessed this was coming. The earlier you go to bed, the less likely you are to gain weight. If you don’t get the right amount of sleep, chances are you’ll have more visceral fat than someone who got more sleep with the same daily routine as you. So go to bed earlier and get more rest!

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