The Muffin Top is such a funny phrase. It makes me think of muffins, which makes me think of warm blueberry bran muffins right out of oven, which makes me want to eat muffins with a dab of butter and a drizzle of honey.

But that’s not what we ladies are referring to when we talk about the Muffin Top. What we’re referring to is that bulge of fat that sort of pops out of the top of the waistband of our jeans.

Now, before we talk about how to get rid of it, I want to talk about something else first.

Last night I was watching the movie, The Other Woman, with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton.

There was one scene where Leslie and Cameron were watching Kate run on the beach in a bikini, talking about how Kate has the most amazing body.KATE UPTON in Bikini

As I was watching this babe in a bikini run on the beach, several thoughts popped into my head:

  • You can tell she’s super comfortable in her body

  • She doesn’t have the traditional hourglass figure

  • She has the type of hips that kinda make you look like you have a Muffin Top

  • She’s curvier than what movies typically project as the “perfect body”

While Kate is certainly still tall and thin, what came to my mind when watching this scene was that it’s not her body that truly makes her sexy, it’s how she lives in her body.

It’s her confidence. You can feel it even in a few second clip. And if you slapped a pair of jeans on her, “perfect body” or not, she might look like she has a Muffin Top because of the structure of her body and the high placement of her hips.

Yet I would say that she doesn’t need to change one thing about her body. She’s beautiful just the way she is — Muffin Top or not.

So, now that we’ve covered that… let’s talk about how to get rid of the Muffin Top… if you still want to know.

How To Get Rid Of The Muffin Top

You hear all the time from trainers that you can’t spot train your body in order to target one certain area you want to lose the fat on.

My friend, Valerie Waters, who trains celebs like Jennifer Garner says that you can do certain moves to tone and lift areas of the body, the booty being one of them.

The thing with losing fat in certain areas of the body, like the above-booty Muffin Top area is that as you lose weight, the weight is going to come off wherever it comes off. Every person’s body is different.

I used to think I was destined to have a flatter tummy and thick thighs until I realized that my thighs are just the last area for me to shed excess weight and the first area I see it start to come back to.

I’m willing to bet that you’ve already read hundreds of articles about weight loss and what you read mostly all comes down to the same types of tips:

  • Eat less

  • Exercise more

  • Cut out carbs, sugar, dairy

  • Eat more vegetables

  • Burn more calories than you eat

Etc etc etc…

While some of these tips have some validity, they aren’t really the answer to getting rid of the Muffin Top for good.

I hope you know by now that I’m not here to just fill your head with more stuff that gets regurgitated all the time by the media to sell more magazines or get more people to watch TV. No.

Here’s what I have to say about getting rid of the Muffin Top for good.

Quit worrying about the Muffin Top.

Focus on nourishing your body, moving your body in ways that feel good, truly having fun in all areas of your life… and the Muffin Top will get the heck out on its own.

You can’t spot train fat loss, but you can lifestyle train it away. And I don’t mean by tossing out all the blueberry bran muffins from your life and locking yourself up in a cage of restriction.

I mean that the more joy you get out of life, the less food serves as a crutch to make you happy. It no longer needs to fill that void.

When you focus on self-care and enriching your life with things that make you happy from the inside out, you find that you overeat less.

You move your body more.

Your body works WITH you rather than against you...seriously, stress has a physiological response on the body that causes things like metabolism and digestion to slow down.

You WANT to get out and exercise and eat green things.

You WANT to take good care of yourself.

You KNOW what foods and types of exercise make you feel your best, and you are inspired toward them.

You start to feel good about the way your body looks and feels, while you're on your way to whatever goals you have set for yourself.

Muffin Tops don’t go away and stay gone because of a certain diet or workout plan. They go away because you let go of the baggage that’s been keeping you stuck at a certain weight and in your life.

The mind games we play with ourselves, the obsession with calories, the waking up at night overcome with shame, guilt, fear... these are the things that are standing in the way of us shedding the excess weight.

Food is not the problem. Lack of motivation is really not the problem. It's the emotional stuff underneath our self-sabotaging habits, behaviors, and beliefs that IS the problem.

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