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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
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
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
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
My mom is always complaining about her "muffin top" but can't get herself to exercise regularly. She's 54. Help?
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
46 female having problems losing muffin top,I'm a runner and do hot yoga 3x week . Eat well, don't like my waist.
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
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