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If your belly hangs lower than your ‘dick-do,’ you should know how obesity affects the body

by | Sep 13, 2018 | Prevention

Of all the slang terms for a guy’s protruding belly — spare tire, bay window, front porch and so on — there’s one that really hits home: The “dick-do.”

The idea here is that a guy’s paunch sticks out further than his “dick-do,” making it impossible for him to admire his family jewels from a standing position (without a mirror, that is).

If you can relate (or can’t see it), you may be getting a first-hand look at what obesity looks like and what obesity does to the body. A person is classified as obese when their body mass index (BMI) hits 30 and up. To easily calculate your BMI, click here.

Drop pounds, feel better, live longer

That BMI calculator is on the Canadian Diabetes Association website for good reason. Along with drastically increased risk of heart attack, colon and prostate cancer, low testosterone and erectile dysfunction, type 2 diabetes is just one of many reasons why obesity is a problem. That’s right: First you can’t see your junk, and then it gets worse!

Flip the script by losing weight, however, and you slash the risk of all these health problems.

Easy tips for lowering your BMI

Since getting taller is probably off the table, the best way to lower your body mass index is to drop a few pounds by putting a few of these awesome tips into action:

  1. Food Swaps

    Replacing unhealthy foods with healthy ones is an easy way to lose weight and feel better. See three food swaps that work wonders.

  2. Trouncing Temptation

    Why fight food cravings when you can avoid them altogether? Find out how with this double barrelled tip.

  3. BBQ For The Win

    Do you crave that smoky barbecue flavour, but want to maintain a healthy diet? Here’s an easy, delicious recipe for grilled broccoli.

Now that you’ve discovered one tasty dish that’ll help you achieve your weight-loss goals, why not add a bunch more to your arsenal?

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Adam Bisby
Adam Bisby

Adam Bisby is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and father of two. His award-winning stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post newspapers, in magazines like Explore, Reader’s Digest, International Traveller and Canadian Family, and on websites including MSN, MSN Canada, and DontChangeMuch.ca. Visit Adam’s website for more details on his award winning work.

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