Ah yes, the muffin top AKA that stubborn piece of tummy fat that refuses to go away no matter
what you try and won’t stay put in that new pair of jeans you just bought. Though you may think
you’re doomed to forever hike your pants up to extreme heights to conceal your flab, there are a
couple things you can do to gradually shrink your muffin top. However, keep in mind that even
the most fit people on the planet have some form of excess fat they struggle to get rid of.
We all have our insecurities but finding confidence in your flaws and practicing self-love makes a world
of difference on the road to happiness.
Eat A Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet
As it’s said, good health starts in the kitchen! In fact, you can follow a consistent weekly workout
routine but if you supplement with junk food you’re setting yourself back from achieving optimum
physical health. A solid workout routine combined with a balanced and nutritious diet speeds up
weight loss and also keeps you from the temptation of falling back into bad habits. Food is fuel
that your body needs to get you through a tough workout session and the rest of the day with all
it brings thereafter.
With any sort of weight loss, it’s important to ensure you burn more calories than you consume
(also known as a calorie deficit). That means limiting your carb and sugar intake and eating
more healthy fats, protein, and veggies. As far as what to eat and exactly how much, the
answer differs from person to person and depends on your weight loss goal, current weight, and
Learn to Love Cardio
Cardio isn’t just running, it can be anything from dancing (in other words--Zumba!) to cycling
and even walking rapidly. Whatever gets your heart rate bumping and your body moving is the
perfect cardio exercise to tone that muffin top area. Cardio helps burn calories at a high rate
while also burning overall body fat. With exercise, it’s not really possible to focus on a specific
part but focusing instead on effectively working out your entire body will definitely help shrink
unwanted belly fat. Aim to do cardio each time you work out while also adding in workouts for
other areas you want to target. Shoot for 30 minutes to an hour of exercise per day for best
Above all else, be at peace with who you are and where you are at in your weight journey. Count your blessings before you count calories.