When witnessing somebody with excess weight or body fat around their torso area you may have heard said area being referred to as their muffin top or love handles.
But are muffin top and love handles the same thing? Yes muffin tops and love handles in many cases are the same thing and can be interchangeable terms. But not always and we’ll get to that.
What’s The Definition Of A Muffin Top?
A muffin top is a term used to describe someone who has belly fat over their abdominals or back extending past the waistline of their pants or undergarments kind of in a way overflowing out of them because of the fat distribution.
If you have a muffin top you are guaranteed to have love handles. Your love handles are simply part of your muffin top.
Why Is It Called A Muffin Top?
A muffin top is called a muffin top because the way one’s belly fat or back fat extends over their waistline because of its size is similar to how the top part of a muffin is larger and extends over the smaller cylinder base of it.
What Is The Definition Of Love Handles?
Love handles are areas of fat and sometimes even loose skin that extend outward directly from your sides or hips.
It is possible to have love handles without having a muffin top as for many people your hips are the last areas on your torso in which you lose fat from.
Even individuals who workout and keep their calories low making them cut may have some kind of love handles even if small
Why Are They Called Love Handles?
Love handles are called love handles simply because they are located on your waist and when being intimate with someone you tend to grab them by their waist.
Having excess fat or skin on your waist serves as a physical handle for your intimate other to hang onto and pull you in from. They are love handles.
Can You Get Rid Of A Muffin Top Or Love Handles?
Yes you can definitely reduce or get rid of both your muffin top and or love handles. Reducing these parts of your body comes down to burning and losing fat.
You need an effective exercise routine along with a diet plan rich in healthy low calorie no sugar foods. Staying in a calorie deficit with your food of course and getting lots of sleep
By training with the right exercises at the proper intensity keeping your workouts and eating habits steady not just occasional you will no doubt start to gain muscle and along with it burn fat.
If you find yourself having trouble doing these things you may lack the proper motivation. To help with this see “How To Motivate Yourself To Lose Weight?”
So now that you know exactly what a muffin top is and exactly what love handles are hopefully you can see why they are often used together or interchangeably. But the reality is one may have love handles but not a muffin top although if you have a muffin top you definitely have love handles.