FAMILY FIRST: Tackling the Muffin Top

By: Sarah Carlson Email
By: Sarah Carlson Email

Today we tackle the weight around the waist that so many women get after kids or just after slacking at the gym.

Many health experts call this the "mid-life muffin top" because of changes in hormones combined with bad habits and stress.

So here are some ideas to lose it:

- Processed foods are bad. Avoid them completely if you can.

- Run and hide from anything "family size"... portions are also a problem.

- Pick up a pair of weights if they're not already part of your workout routine.... even though you don't lift weights with your waist, it can better work your metabolism.

-Eat every three to four hours and quit at least 3 hours before bed time.
- Finally, the worse your quality of sleep, the wider your girth.

Some reminders as we finish off the first month of our "new year" resolutions.

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