The secret to getting rid of a 'muffin top'

Making a few simple changes to your diet can help you get into your jeans

3 Tips to Kill Muffin Tops

Muffin tops - those bits of fat that hangs out over the top of your jeans - are everyone's least favourite accessory. And it can make trying to squeeze in to your tight jeans even more miserable - because hiding your belly fat can be tricky.

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Baggy T shirts may help a little - but it's far better - and healthier - to get rid of the extra weight around your tum.

See also: Fast ways to a flat tummy

The visceral fat that hugs our love handles is more than just a physical annoyance; studies link it to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.

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The good news is that you can get rid of that unwanted spare tyre with some simple changes. Follow these tips and watch the results:

Avoid processed ingredients
Anything made from artificial colours, artificial flavours, additives, and high-fructose corn syrup are to be avoided at all costs.

Cut out all white flour
And when we say 'all', we mean ALL Remember this is found in pretty much all shope-bought cakes, biscuits, sandwiches and pastries.

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Don't buy low-fat snacks
When manufacturers remove fat, they end up adding more sugar to enhance the flavour, piling on the calories.

Eat plenty of blueberries - apparently they have belly fat burning power.

Eat dark chocolate - yes, you read that right.Treat yourself to 2oz a day of high-cocoa chocolate (minimum 60% cocoa). This is full of MUFAs (inflamation reducing flavanoids and mono unsaturated fats) - which are very helpful in losing weight.

Tips For Slimming Down Your Hips, Getting Rid Of Muffin Top