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336 1/17/13 10:53 A
I too believe you can get rid of it my eating healthy, and exercising. I have one too, and have started hula hooping. And situps. The more fatty foods we eat, the more fat we will have. The healthier we eat, the less fat we will have.
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820 1/15/13 5:13 P
I empathize with those who have muffin tops. I have a small upper body, but I have what I consider, more than a muffin top. In fact, its a bunch of loose fat, which hangs. If I sit up straight, it bunches and sags down. It't getting somewhat smaller, though. .
I saw a post on Facebook that said "Want to get rid of your muffin top, wear the right size jeans" I thought it was hilarious.... my muffin tends to spill over when I put on weight because I refuse to go up a size....
That being said, I'm a firm believer that great abs are built in the kitchen. So, eat real, quality food and you'll be saying bye-bye to those muffin tops.
Fitness Minutes: (13,197)
166 1/15/13 1:47 P
I think that good fitting pants is the best way not to show it off. I know some days I look great, then change into a certain pair of Jeans and "presto chango" there is a muffin top!
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88 1/15/13 12:06 P
As much as people say just go up a size a lot of times that actually makes you look worse than having a muffin top because then you have a saggy butt.
Try going for a slightly higher waist - doesn't have to be to your belly button but just not those high school hip-huggers.
It kinda pains me more seeing a woman dressing to hide certain things and making herself look worse than just expressing the curves she has and a higher waist will achieve that.
I agree with the other responses about changing the fit and cut of what you are wearing as well as the fitness/exercise components. And while you can't decide where the weight comes off, you can strengthen the muscles underneath that area to tone and that will give the illusion.
Another thing I keep in mind is that once I hit a plateau or when I have (in the distant past) reached a goal weight and gone into a maintenance phase, my body starts to redistribute the remaining fat and things change dramatically over a period of a few weeks. What looked good on day 1 of the maintenance phase might look far different a few weeks later. Even now, while I am on a plateau but still working out intensely (for me) my body is changing far more than what the scale says.
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20,650 1/15/13 11:08 A
I know this isn't something a woman wants to hear, but the best way to get rid of a "muffin top" is to wear proper fitting pants. You need to go up a size or try a different style of pants.
I'm going to get on my soap box now. The problem with fashion is that certain fashions weren't made for all body types. Take hip huggers. I lost the weight and would be considered slim by today's societal standards. However, IF I were to put on hip hugger pants, it would look like I had a muffin top. The pants are not suitable for my figure.
So, if you have a muffin top, you can get rid of it right now by either wearing a larger size or a different cut.
As far as losing weight, the others are correct. We don't get to decide where the weight comes off. Genetics makes that decision. However, if you were to eat right, watch your portions and get some regular exercise that included some strength training, the weight would come off with time. How long ? Could take a while. the closer a person is to a healthy weight for their height, the harder and longer it will be to take off say 5-10 pounds.
Someone who is morbidly obese could lose 1-2 pounds per week. Someone with 5-10 to lose might lose .25 or less per week. Ask any member down to the last five and they'll tell you it's slow going.
Fitness Minutes: (34,785)
5,088 1/15/13 10:41 A
Your body decides where the fat comes off. It's frustrating but there's not much we can do about it besides eating healthy and exercising.
There's no way to "spot-train" away any part of your body, muffin top included. What I've found helpful is lots of cardio, strength training, and paying close attention to everything I eat. When I started running I lost lots of weight around my middle (where my weight tends to accumulate). Good luck!
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