How to Get Rid of Muffin Top

A muffin top happens when visceral fat and loose skin pop-out whenever you wear low-waist jeans. It can be impossible to wear tight-fitting clothing, and it makes you want to pull your hair out. Standing isn’t so bad, but when you sit down, the muffin spills out all over your lap. While love handles can… | Read More

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A muffin top happens when visceral fat and loose skin pop-out whenever you wear low-waist jeans. It can be impossible to wear tight-fitting clothing, and it makes you want to pull your hair out. Standing isn’t so bad, but when you sit down, the muffin spills out all over your lap. While love handles can be frustrating to get rid of, there are ways to reduce and eventually remove unwanted belly fat altogether.

how to get rid of muffin top - change your dietChange Your Diet

Because the abdomen is often the first deposit area for excess calories, some foods contribute to the formation of a muffin top more than others. White bread and fatty meat, for example, can cause you to gain weight rather quickly.

It is recommended to replace high-calorie ingredients with healthier alternatives such as refined grains (for bread) and lead protein such as fish and chicken breast (for meat). Coupled with regular servings of fruits and protein, you’ll be able to feel full quickly without the need to binge eat!

The Best Exercise for Your Muffin Top

With a new diet in place, it is time to burn off extra body fat. For muffin tops, in particular, high-intensity exercises and abdominal strength training are the way to go. Examples of these exercises include:

  • Candlestick Dipper
  • Hip Dips
  • Rolling Plank
  • Butt Lift
  • Hip Twist
  • Bicycle Crunch
  • Russian Twist
  • Heatwave

With a combination of diet and exercise, you will remain fit and healthy. Fat will have a much harder time developing, and you can burn calories and fat until you’re at a weight you are comfortable with.

However, it is worth noting that while these exercises do work for all ages, losing fat is much harder for older people. Women post-partum have a lot of loose skin and muscle that can’t be remedied with a good diet and exercise. If a muffin top remains a concern after all these, then you might need to consider plastic surgery.

Plastic Surgery Alternatives

You have many options to surgically get rid of a muffin top, depending on whether stubborn fat or loose tissue is the problem. Liposuction can get rid of some fat, but Coolsculpting is also a modern, non-surgical solution.

The latter works by exposing your abdomen or other problem areas to cold temperatures enough to kill off fat cells, but not harm muscles or other tissue. Over the next few weeks, fat loss will become apparent as the dead cells are slowly removed by the body. You will lose some weight, but more importantly, will have a brand new shape that you can be confident in.

Loose skin and muscles can be tightened with the magic of a tummy tuck. This surgical method contours your body while simultaneously repairing any muscle damage caused by childbirth or sudden weight loss. This ensures a permanent end to that stubborn muffin top.

If these procedures interest you, make sure to only trust a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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New Body Confidence

You’ll be able to enjoy your body. Nothing looks quite good as a tight, taut tummy. When you get rid of the muffin top or that pooch on your belly, you will feel less self-conscious. Generally, a procedure like a tummy tuck can help you feel better physically and emotionally.

Say goodbye to baggy clothes, goodbye to feeling self-conscious at the beach and the pool, and hello to the new you.


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  • I totally agree that exercises just don’t help when trying to get rid of the muffin top that comes with having kids! I have been trying for so long to get back to my former shape before I had 4 kids, but it’s so difficult. Someone recommended I look into getting a tummy tuck, so I’ve been looking up some info so I can know about it before going in. If it can help me get rid of the extra fat on my torso without exercise, I am all in.

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