If you are desperate to get rid of “muffin top” fat fast (that unsightly bulge over the top of your jeans!), here’s the good news. Firstly its not your fault, and secondly there are 3 easy tricks you can use to get rid of that “muffin-top” fast. Read on to find out how:
First the science bit! Your muffin top is largely due to the fact that as we get older, our bodies experience a regular drop in metabolic rate of around 2-3% for every 10 years. This is mostly due to the accumulation of fat that increases with age, and gives us the following simple math: Every pound of body fat burns 5 calories per day, and every pound of lean muscle burns 50 calories per day , 10 times as much. The simple solution to getting rid of that “muffin top” is therefore to convert as much fat to lean muscle as possible. 3 great ways to do this are:
Try to replace as much carbohydrate in your diet with protein. Protein, combined with exercise, produces lean muscle which is our ultimate aim and will cause your body to burn fat at a faster rate. The more lean muscle you have, the more fat you will be burning even while you sleep.
Eat more frequently, but eat less at each sitting. 4 to 6 healthy meals a day will keep your body metabolism up, burning fat in the process. Without a doubt the most important meal of the day is breakfast, this is the meal that kick-starts your metabolism and skipping it leaves your body in “famine mode”, causing your metabolism to attempt to preserve fat. This is the last thing you want if you need to get rid of the dreaded “muffin top”.
Make sure you are following a sensible diet and exercise regime that promotes lean muscle and burns fat. One of the biggest mistakes in attempting to lose weight is to cut down so drastically on food and calorie intake that your body metabolism slows down and burns fat at a slower rate. We are desperately trying to achieve the opposite!
You’ve probably heard it all before, but this is the simple physiological equation to losing that Muffin Top for good.