How to Get Rid of Muffin Tops

Love handles, muffin tops, you can call them what you want, but the summer is right around the corner. And you’ve still got them! I know I wouldn’t want to walk around showing off my shirtless body if I still have that ugly belly fat sitting on my hips.

Because let’s be real, muffin tops are only good for one thing, and that’s not showing off your body at the beach 😉

But, before you decide that the fix to this problem is doing a million sit-ups and going on some crazy diet that only lets you drink flavored water, Let’s explore some more effective options for getting rid of that stubborn belly fat.

I’m extremely dedicated and passionate, about eating healthy and keeping the best body that I can. In fact, I encourage you to check out my About Me page to find out more about me, and maybe get some inspiration.

Now, you’re probably thinking that to lose all this weight that you need some expensive gym membership. THAT IS NOT TRUE. You can get into the best shape of your life right at home, or in your yard. Find out more about that by looking at my Beachbody reviews page.

Nutrition is Key

The first, and most important thing, to losing those love handles, is to clean up your diet. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, 80% of your results are made in the kitchen, and 20% are made in the gym. This is 100% the truth! In fact, I’d even go so far as to say that it’s closer to 90% in the kitchen and 10% in the gym.

You can clean up your diet by including more vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats, and eat fewer carbs, sugars, and alcohol.

Diet, whether you like it or not, is the most important factor in creating a healthy, attractive physique.

But, dieting isn’t easy (obviously), or everyone would be in amazing shape.

Keeping yourself accountable is more than half the battle when trying to stick to your diet.

This is why it’s recommended that you get a structured, and detailed nutrition guide, created by fitness experts. The 21 Day fix and Focus t25 workout programs come with great nutritional guides that will help you get rid of those love handles.

I also find that some kind of protein shake, or meal replacement shake, are life savers when trying to diet down.

Exercise is STILL Important

strength training

So you now know that diet is the key to losing weight and shedding that belly fat. Now we’ll cover why exercise is also an important factor to consider. If you want a quick and easy program, check out my workout reviews page.

In my experience, when trying to lose that belly fat, resistance training is the most effective form of training. Lifting heavy, focusing on strength, and moving your body with a purpose will get you great results.

What’s the easiest way to do this? Compound movements. Exercises that focus on the major muscle groups.

Exercises such as:

  1. The bench press
  2. pull ups
  3. squats
  4. dead lifts
  5. lunges
  6. push ups
  7. shoulder press

These exercises are extremely good compound movements. Not to mention, it’s an AMAZING feeling when you hit a new personal record on the bench press or deadlift.

Now, again, you probably think that you need a gym membership to do most of these exercises. Again, this isn’t true! You can do all of these exercises at home, and with minimal equipment.

The bench press you can do by laying on the floor and using a couple of dumbbells. And the rest of the movements you need next to no equipment for. You could do all of these with just some dumbbells, a barbell, some weights, and a pull-up bar.

How Do I Get Abs?

If you do what I’ve recommended and focused on strength training, and compound movements, then you’re going to be working your abs.

But I get it; you still want to focus your abs to get that sexy six-pack. I am the same way!

With this said, I recommend looking up some good ab routines. They’re a dime a dozen on the internet, and most of them are comprehensive and good.

Also, just by shedding some of that belly fat, you’re abs are going to start to show all on their own!

What If I’m too Busy?

We’re busy people; everyone is at one point or another.

You have a full-time job, maybe a college student, or even a family. Or maybe you’re just too busy to work out the way you want too.

Before we go any further, I’m going to tell you that there are options! And a lot of them!

Focus T25 for example, is a fantastic program for people with time constraints. Each workout is ONLY 25 minutes long.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of anyone who can’t find 25 minutes in their day to do a workout.

I did the math, and 25 minutes only takes off 2% OF YOUR DAY. You can find time for that, I guarantee it.

Plus, you owe it to yourself to look better, and feel better!


Just keep these key points in mind. Losing weight comes down to two major factors.

Your diet, and your workout program.

If those two things are on point, then I guarantee you will get results.

I’m excited for you to start losing weight finally. And I’ll even help you with the process if you want. Just shoot me an email.

Check out my blog for more informational tips, reviews, and even check out my results if you want.

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