10 No-Workout Tricks to Get Rid of Your Spare Tire Tummy for Good!

Got a spare tire tummy or a muffin top that you just can’t shake… or, um, get rid of? More than being an area of visual insecurity, the visceral fat (the technical term for the fat that gathers on the stomach) that rolls over your jeans is also seriously bad for your health as it surrounds vital organs and can increase your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Exercise physiologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Human Studies discovered that as few as 80 minutes exercise (either cardio or resistance) a week can get rid of visceral fat.

While the best way, long term, to cut the fat and show off cut abs is to take the 3-prong cardio (to burn the fat), resistance (to tone the muscles beneath), diet (to burn the fat from the inside) approach, there are a few tricks to make your muffin top less noticeable now.




How to Have Flat Abs & a Firm Butt (without doing much of anything)

I have always had flat abs. That might not be cut into a six-pack, but they have always been flat and tone (even when I gain some weight and it expands a bit). I have always had a firm and perky butt. It might not be small (it’s a definite bubble butt), but it’s always stayed up and stayed strong (even when I gain some weight and it widens a bit). In fact, my butt and abs are my two favorite body parts, as I tend to gain my weight in my thighs and arms. You could say it runs in the family (though seemingly not in mine, unless I was unknowingly adopted). You could say it’s because I regularly workout (which absolutely is part of it). But it’s more than that- it’s my daily healthy habits…