5 Reasons You Still Have That Gut

smiling woman sitting on workout ball(BlackDoctor.org) — No matter what angle you stand at when you’re looking in the mirror, that gut hanging over your belt doesn’t look all that great.

But it’s important for men to remember that, when it comes to that gut, there’s more at stake than just looking buff. Excess belly fat can tag along with a laundry list of chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

There are plenty of reasons why your efforts to flatten your stomach may be falling flat — starting with these mistakes in what, how, or when you eat.

I’ll Just Exercise It Off

If you’re eating and drinking more calories than you’re burning off, you’re heading in the wrong direction. And though you may be confident that you can make up for it in the gym, think twice.