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How to Get Rid of Muffin Top

Tips From OnSugar Blog: How to Cure "Muffin Top" Syndrome

The OnSugar blog Fearless Fitness shares great advice for dealing with muffin top syndrome.

The infamously unsightly muffin top. It's embarrassing, and quite an eye sore. Believe me, I know; I have once let my body get to this state. All I wanted to do was cover my body in big sacks of clothing. I felt unattractive and altogether, unhealthy.
Do you suffer from muffin top syndrome? If so, there are infinite ways to remedy it. Ultimately, you will feel more confident in your clothes and more in love with your healthy body. You know you are beautiful, and you know your body is a temple; so, the best way to treat your body is to take care of it with all of your might! Perhaps you don't have time, and that's fine. There are ways to integrate a healthy lifestyle into your daily activities; it would not even feel as if you are setting aside special time to pamper yourself with health! Just follow these steps, and you will be able to see a transformation in your body:

(1) Wear clothes that fit. Your transformation will not happen overnight, so in the meantime, wear clothes that flatter your body. If you have a larger booty, STAY AWAY from low-riders. They are your enemy. In fact, stay away from low-riders regardless of your body shape. No matter what, large booty or large belly, opt for mid-rise jeans in a darker wash. They are always more flattering on the female body. They accentuate curves in a good way, facilitating the illusion of the hour glass shape. Gap makes beautiful curvy fit jeans that come in a variety of sizes.
When it comes to shirts, you do not have to hide your figure behind billowy blouses or your boyfriend's tees. Wear what makes you feel amazing! Just make sure it fits. Nothing too tight, and nothing too big.

(2) Ditch white bread, doughnuts, cakes, cookies, and anything with refined sugar! Hey, now I love sweets as much as the next girl. You don't have to necessarily forsake the goodies for the rest of your life. But definitely do not indulge in them anymore! Have a small ice cream cone once a month to satisfy your sweet tooth. Refined sugars have been linked to belly jelly in recent studies. Furthermore, huge consumption of refined sugar initiates health problems. One biggie is diabetes. For the better good of your body, no more indulging in sweets!

(3) Work out. Losing fat and weight requires expending more calories than you consume. Cardio is great for really blasting fat. But, hours of cardio will be fruitless if you do not incorporate a strength training routine into your workouts. Conditioning your muscles through strength and resistance training enables your body to burn more calories for longer periods of time. In other words, your body will still be burning calories hours after lifting weights as your muscles repair and recover from the workout. This is my personal abs routine that really helped out my midsection.

Keep up with Fearless Fitness for more workout routines!

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
So glad to see 'wear clothes that fit' is number one... though they're all good tips. Wearing clothes that fit is only the first step.
Mo-Quen-Ma Mo-Quen-Ma 5 years
Hello! I didn't realize that this article received so many comments! I want to clarify that I, in no way, intended to offend anyone. In my own muffin top experience, I was at an unhealthy weight eating unhealthy food and not working out. This manifested into a very unhealthy midsection all the way around my waistline. Perhaps the phrase "muffin top" is offensive. However, my main intent was to help others realize that there are ways to eliminate extra fat around the waistline. If you notice, the very first tip of this article encourages women to wear well-fitting clothes. I do apologize if anyone took offense. My article was not intended to be discriminatory toward women of varying sizes. My only intent with my blog is to help women achieve their goals. If you would like to express any grievances about my article, please feel free to send me a message! Thanks so much for reading. http://fearlessfitness.onsugar.com
SaraNoH SaraNoH 5 years
I agree that muffin tops can happent o anyone at any size if you're clothes dont fit, but then again there are those people who just have a little extra muffin no matter what.... and if anyone wants an ab workout to kick your butt just look up the ab workouts from ToneItUp on youtube or their blog (especially the ab circut one). I love on of them and it hurts so good xD
deanna024 deanna024 5 years
Uh, yeah, MondayMoos is right-on. Anyone at any size can get a muffin top if you are not wearing properly fitting clothing. I doesn't have anything to do with your size. Besides, the top is the best part of the muffin!
janetmouse janetmouse 5 years
LOL...the no cookies is what always gets me!!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 5 years
Muffin top is actually caused from buying/wearing clothes that are too tight. If you dress appropriately, muffin top should never be an issue, regardless of your size.
le-romantique le-romantique 5 years
I've never had a "muffin top", I just have large thighs and a bit of a belly, but I'm stuck with the always bloated stomach because I have digestive problems that all the fiber in the world can't flatten...
Somasaint Somasaint 5 years
Eating right is the big kicker... thanks for the tips!
Rachel-C Rachel-C 5 years
Thanks for the tips! I've been working out and I hope to lose some fat from my stomach!! http://atfirstblush.onsugar.com
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