The Muffin Top is such a funny phrase. It makes me think of muffins, which makes me think of warm blueberry bran muffins right out of oven, which makes me want to eat muffins with a dab of butter and a drizzle of honey.
But that’s not what we ladies are referring to when we talk about the Muffin Top. What we’re referring to is that bulge of fat that sort of pops out of the top of the waistband of our jeans.
Now, before we talk about how to get rid of it, I want to talk about something else first.
Last night I was watching the movie, The Other Woman, with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton.
There was one scene where Leslie and Cameron were watching Kate run on the beach in a bikini, talking about how Kate has the most amazing body.
As I was watching this babe in a bikini run on the beach, several thoughts popped into my head:
- You can tell she’s super comfortable in her body
- She doesn’t have the traditional hourglass figure
- She has the type of hips that kinda make you look like you have a Muffin Top
- She’s curvier than what movies typically project as the “perfect body”
While Kate is certainly still tall and thin, what came to my mind when watching this scene was that it’s not her body that truly makes her sexy, it’s how she lives in her body.
It’s her confidence. You can feel it even in a few second clip. And if you slapped a pair of jeans on her, “perfect body” or not, she might look like she has a Muffin Top because of the structure of her body and the high placement of her hips.
Yet I would say that she doesn’t need to change one thing about her body. She’s beautiful just the way she is — Muffin Top or not.
So, now that we’ve covered that… let’s talk about how to get rid of the Muffin Top… if you still want to know.