Monday, May 23, 2011

5 Simple Steps to Get Rid of Your Muffin Top

If you are one of the few lucky women in America that doesn’t have a Muffin Top, consider yourself very lucky. For those lucky ones that don't know what a muffin top is imagine when you cook a muffin. The top of the muffin spills out over the top of the paper casing. Now imagine when you put on a nice pair of jeans or pants and the excess flesh hangs out overboard of the waist band. This embarrassing phenomenon is referred to as your muffin top.

One of the sole methods to lose you muffin top once and for all and not gain it back is to make changes to your diet and lifestyle . Listed below are a few easy changes that you can make in your normal diet and life-style that may help you to get rid off your muffin top :

1. Drink eight glasses of water a day. ( This is maybe the most significant tip on the list. ) If you totally hate water and find it hard to drink at least eight glasses a day, then I often take a small glass of juice and dilute it with water. This may give you flavored water with less calories. Also, cut out all carbonated beverages including beer. Carbonated drinks can be one of the largest contributors to that not-so interesting muffin top.

2. Reduce salt intake. Begin to eat low sodium foods. Read labels and be aware of foods with high sodium such as potato chips.

3. Start Moving. Start by making tiny changes like walking to the store instead of driving, take the stairs rather than the elevator..etc. Then move onto bigger steps by including exercise into your daily routine. You should try to do at least thirty mins of cardio a day. This may be hitting the gym, doing an exercise video ( Pilates is superb for your Core ) or perhaps playing a sport.

4. Watch what you Eat- Eat more salads and vegetables but beware of hidden risks like high-sodium, fat rich dressings. They may undo all of the hard work you do by modifying your diet.

5. Strength Train-Lifting weights is one of the quickest ways to build more muscle which will result in burning more fat. Attempt to strength train at least 3 times a week. You might also want to include Ab exercises in your workout. Try to do 2-3 exercises that target your abs. This can firm up those stomach muscles that had lost their tone.

If you follow all of these steps you need to start to see results within just a few weeks.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Amy Winehouse Rocks the Muffin Top

Amy Winehouse was recently spotted sporting a muffin top!!!