10 Proven Ways to Lose Your Muffin Top
Are you ready to lose the muffin top?
Are you sick and tired of having this ugly fat hanging over your jeans and pants?
The most stubborn place on the body to banish fat, The DREADED muffin top, is a common complaint for most women…
The good news is, with the right DIET and proper exercises, the muffin top can go faster than you think! Once you have the right solution, blasting away the fat from your hips and obliques can be relatively easy…
Hopefully this article helps shift your perspective and shows you how to ACTUALLY banish the muffin top ONCE AND FOR ALL!
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1. Actually Diet
Goodness Honey… Stop kidding yourself!
You can’t eat cookies and cakes and brownies and expect that muffin top to vanish with a little exercise. Not. Gonna. Happen.
Dieting will always trump exercise when it comes to losing fat, and you NEED to have the right fat loss system set up if you’re really expecting results!
2. Actually Diet Correctly
We don’t have time to explain everything, but here are the basics:
Rabbit Food– You should be scarfing down leafy greens at EVERY meal. More than you think!
Lean Protein Burns Fat – Don’t forget the egg whites, lean chicken breast, and low carb protein shakes. These foods keep you full and help improve metabolism. See our post on the top 5 protein powders for women for more information on this.
Avoid – Cookies, cakes, brownies, and almost anything that comes in a package or box.
3. Let the Booze Cruise Sail Away
Alcohol is fun. I get it.
Put a few shots of Vodka in me and I’m a pretty good time.
But there’s one thing alcohol REALLY REALLY sucks at… and that’s helping you lose your muffin top.
It’s sugar in your body that is spiking your insulin and holding onto those pesky fat stores.
Alcohol is muffin top super glue. You MUST get rid of it until you lose the stomach fat and get to the weight you want. No exceptions.
4. Minimize Stress Levels
Having high stress levels causes your body’s hormones to go crazy and makes losing fat INCREDIBLY difficult.
Being stressed is going to happen. It’s how we RESPOND that really matters.
Next time you’re feeling anxious or stressed, do one of these two things:
- Try meditation with the Headspace app. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress levels.
- Consume a magnesium drink or supplement. It’s the single fastest way to ease your stress and anxiety.
Great, now that we have that out of the way, let’s hop into the 6 best exercises for your muffin top!
5. Cable Twists
The key to this exercise is to go lighter on the weights or and keep your torso stationary throughout the movement. Only your arms should be moving the weights – Not your torso! Perform 3 sets of 15 on each side.
6. Side Plank Hip-Ups
Side planks are the crown jewel of oblique exercises. Remember to drive up with your hips while keeping your chest up (don’t slouch over). Perform 3 sets of 20 on each side.
7. Cross Body Mountain Climbers
Start out in a basic pushup plank position and drive your knee across your body. Perform 4 sets of 10 on each leg.
8. Side Plank Holds
This is the “nice guy” of oblique exercises: Consistent, reliable, a little boring, but effective. Perform 3 sets of 40 second holds on each side.
9. Russian Twists
The key is to go SLOWLY and emphasize the movement. Don’t be swinging your body around like an inflatable tube man. You’re better than that! Perform 3 sets of 30 total repetitions.
10. Side Mountain Climbers
Just a slight twist on the cross body mountain climbers where you drive your leg out to the side instead of the body. Perform 3 sets of 30 repetitions on each side.
Remember that if you’re looking for a more structured plan to lose some weight, there’s no better solution than the NEW 21-Day Fat Loss Challenge (by our friends over at Avocadu).
It’s guaranteed to help you lose 10-21 pounds in 21 days and bust through any weight loss plateau! It also includes a full diet and workout program. Click here to see the 21-Day Fat Loss Challenge!