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Weight strategy: Doing more "abs" is not the answer- answer is what we all see either with poor diet or aging (not your problem)- high carb diets are proven to add to storage of fat- especially around the middle- try a diet with at least 20% of calories daily from protein and see how you do- see blog on this issue: http://www.Researchbasedweightloss.Com/find-carbohydrate-tolerance-weight-loss/. ...Read more
Depends...: Assuming you have reached a long-term stable weight, you may be a candidate for liposuction surgery. Sometimes, patients benefit from skin excision as well ( for example a tummy tuck or extended tummy tuck operation). Occasionally patients benefit from noninvasive procedures such as cool sculpting. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise and diet: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Anything aerobic: Exercise does not target fat at a specific site. Overall weight loss will remove muffin top. The more that exercise forces you to breathe, the more calories you are burning. It takes oxygen to burn calories, so an exercise that forces you to breathe hard will burn more calories/fat/weight. Eat less calories than you burn up through baseline metabolism plus exercise, and you'll be happy. ...Read more
My mom is always complaining about her "muffin top" but can't get herself to exercise regularly. She's 54. Help?
46 female having problems losing muffin top,I'm a runner and do hot yoga 3x week . Eat well, don't like my waist.
If diet doesn't work: If diet and exercise do not help then liposuction is an option. With liposuction the fat cells are removed from the body. The treated area is sore for a few months and then should return to normal. Cellulite can be improved with certain lasers under the skin. The treatments are expensive and cause an improvement not a cure. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Sure, you can become more toned and healthy by changing to a good food plan and exercising regularly. Do this with a similarly-minded friend for accountability on the changes you'll be making. Work with your doctor on any health problems that might be contributing to your weight gain -- get referrals for nutritionists and coaches too. It's not spot reduction though -- it's total transformation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Certainly possible: There are many self help guides online/youtube videos from trainers and celebrities on the subject> Establish a weekly routine starting with a 30 min routine 2-3 /wk for workouts and gradually increase it to 45 min 4-5 times weekly, including abs machines and cardio., ...Read more
Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. ...Read more
I have a "muffin top" and sometimes it feels pudgy and heavy. i am not sure i am explaing myself clear but that is the best i can. why ?
Muffin top: The muffin top is common in women, the area called the flanks have a propensity for fat deposits. To be rid of them, diet and exercising is recommended. If they still persists, then liposuction can easily take care of this area. Liposuction does have risk so best to start with diet and exercising. ...Read more
I have been getting pain in my left side where my "muffin top" is located, thought was from exercise but after having a few weeks off hasn't improved.?
See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more
Liposuction/ectomy: Most patients are referring to the “flank” areas when they speak about their muffin tops. These areas may be addressed through liposuction and and/or lipectomy surgery ( excision of skin and adipose tissue). Commonly performed operations include tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, or lower body lift surgery. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
I have a strange pain right back side sort of above my muffin top. Possibly kidney area. Do I have endometriosis or an infection?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Is it weird I suddenly gained 20 lbs in 6 wks & I'm not pregnant? Like, instant muffin top. Haven't changed diet or activity level. Age 29, F.
Weight: You need to reassess six-year your calorie intake because if the calorie intake is in excess then you are going to put on weight you do not need any more than 15,00to 2000 count calories per days and you will loose the excess. If you do not loose wt then you need to see a physician ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer