Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise and nutrition to banish your muffin top
- Nadya Fairweather reveals the best exercise to banish the muffin top for good
- Nutritionist Shona Wilkinson suggests sensible food swaps to tone the tummy
- British style expert Liz Hemmings, picks out items to wear for the work out
WHAT TO DO
To banish your muffin top, try a side plank, with a top-leg crunch, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).
Push up to side plank on your forearm and bottom foot. Top arm up, body and legs in a straight line, squeeze your bum so your hips are slightly forwards, encouraging that straight body position.
Lift top leg up, draw knee into the body like a crunch and then extend the leg back out. Aim for as many as you can for 20 seconds, then flip to the other side and repeat. Build up to eight sets (four on each side). This can also be done with the bottom leg bent using your knee as the base instead of your foot.
Lift top leg up, draw knee into the body like a crunch and then extend the leg back out
WHAT TO EAT
For breakfast, opt for scrambled egg and grilled tomato on toast instead of cereal
To help reduce your muffin top, make some sensible food swaps to give you nutrients without the sugar, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson (shona wilkinson.com).
For breakfast, opt for scrambled egg and grilled tomato on toast instead of cereal. Scrambled egg gives you a great source of protein and keep you fuller for longer.
An oatcake and nut butter, rather than biscuits, make a great snack. Two biscuits is around 180 calories. An oatcake with nut butter is about 110 calories.
A smoothie is a great way of getting loads of nutrients and filling you up. Make three-quarters of your smoothie vegetables; the last quarter can be goodies such as berries, honey, nuts and seeds and peanut butter.
WHAT TO WEAR?