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How to bust your beer belly before summer

Get a beach body
Get a beach body
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If you had to put on a bikini (or swim trunks) today, how would you feel about your body? If you're not completely beach-ready, now is the time to make some changes. Don't wait until the warm weather hits. Real change takes time and if you want to bust your beer belly and get flat abs, you can still do it if you start today.

How to get flat abs

There are three factors that play a role in the way your belly looks. The shape of your abdominal muscles, your body fat and your genes. There's nothing you can do about your genes. But anyone can shape a midsection that looks great if they build more muscle and burn more fat. Learn more about how to target your abdominal area during your workouts with these guides.

Bust your beer belly

So what's the easiest diet change you can make to bust your beer belly? Bust your beer habit. The calories in beer - or any alcohol for that matter - can wreak havoc on your diet. One of the easiest ways to slim down is to reduce your alcohol intake or go alcohol-free for a period of time. Check out this guide to find out how to do it.

(and ladies, if you think you're off the hook because you drink a "skinny" cocktail, think again!)