By now, you know about the muffin top. That little fold of flesh that spills over the waistline of fitted pants can take an ensemble from tame to trashy in no time flat.
But the muffin top is more than just a pesky confidence crusher. Excess belly fat can raise your risk of heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. So what can you do, aside from wait for caftans to come back into fashion?
Plenty. We've devised a three-pronged attack that will have you winning the Battle of the Bulge in no time.
1. Snack Strategy
One of the most effective weight- and fat-loss secrets is staying satisfied. Don't go hungry; if you starve yourself, you're far more likely to overindulge at your next meal. The tricks are fiber and protein, protein, protein. Try these filling snacks and keep yourself satiated.
- Raw, unsalted almonds
- Celery sticks with peanut butter
- Mozzarella string cheese
- Baby carrots or carrot sticks with hummus
2. Slim that Stomach
At times it may seem like your own body is working against you. From your muscles to your metabolism, there's a lot to consider. But you can regain the upper hand.