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Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise and nutrition to banish your muffin top

Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise and nutrition to banish your muffin top

  • Nadya Fairweather reveals the best exercise to ban the muffin top for good
  • Nutritionist Shona Wilkinson suggests sensible food exchange to strengthen the belly
  • British style expert Liz Hemmings, selects items to wear for training

WHAT TO DO

To banish your muffin top, try a side plank, with a crunch on the thighs, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).

Push up to the side plank on your forearm and lower foot. Upper arm up, body and legs in a straight line, squeeze your buttocks so that your hips are slightly forward, which promotes straight posture.

Lift the upper leg, pull the knee into the body like a pinch and stretch the leg again. Aim as much as you can for 20 seconds, then turn to the other side and repeat. Build up to eight sets (four on each side). This can also be done with the lower leg bent with your knee as the base instead of your foot.

Lift the upper leg, pull the knee into the body like a pinch and stretch the leg again

Lift the upper leg, pull the knee into the body like a pinch and stretch the leg again

WHAT FOOD

For breakfast, opt for scrambled eggs and grilled tomato on toast instead of cereal

For breakfast, opt for scrambled eggs and grilled tomato on toast instead of cereal

For breakfast, opt for scrambled eggs and grilled tomato on toast instead of cereal

To help reduce your muffin top, make some sensible food swaps to give you nutrients without sugar, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson (shona wilkinson.com).

For breakfast, opt for scrambled eggs and grilled tomato on toast instead of cereal. Scrambled eggs give you a great source of protein and keep you full longer.

An oat cake and nut butter, rather than biscuits, is a great snack. Two cookies contain about 180 calories. A nut butter oat cake contains about 110 calories.

A smoothie is a great way to get a lot of nutrients and fill you up. Make three quarters of your smoothie vegetables; the last quarter may include treats such as berries, honey, nuts and seeds and peanut butter.

WHAT TO WEAR?

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