Hello Sonoma, I have a question for you… What do you think of when you hear the words “muffin top?” Well, you may or may not be surprised to know that according to Webster’s Dictionary, “muffin top” is a term used to describe a person’s mid-section that is a little too chunky and hangs over the top of pants. Go figure.
As a nutrition coach, I must say that I have heard this term used many times by clients. So much so, that I decided to use it as the title for my upcoming book on weight loss. It is also the title for my blog and the theme for a local film project being done by two Sonowomen who have dedicated themselves to getting healthy and to going after their “muffin tops” once and for all.
Cat Smith and Gina Pinelli are the two brave women behind this spirited and soulful project. They are calling it Project Muffin Top. They have been friends since elementary school, through thick and thin, (literally) and now, at the age of forty, they are both sick and tired of rockin’ muffintops and they are DETERMINED to get rid of them. Of course, I was all over this like a pair of Calvin Klein Jeans in the 70’s, and have stepped in to be their coach.
They are incredibly inspiring and so much fun to follow. You can check out their journey at popcornypodcast.com/blog or on their Facebook page at facebook.com/projectmuffintop.
Here is a sneak peak at their program:
A 30-day liver cleanse, two shakes a day with a healthy meal and snacks. No dairy, gluten, corn, soy, processed or fake sugar, alcohol, coffee, processed or packaged food. Water, broth, organic herbal teas to drink. Basically, organic fruits veggies, lean meats and healthy fats.
Why, you ask? Because you can’t lose weight rapidly and keep it off with a sluggish liver and a heavy toxic load.
Days 60 through 90 will continue the same eating program, removing the cleanse powder from the shake, and adding fat burning supplements.
Along with this will be lots of education about food quality, how to shop, cook, balance macro-nutrients, maximize micro-nutrients, read labels, and more.
We will also be making over their pantries in addition to their muffintops. You can see this all on video at the above links, so please tune in and cheer these amazing women on!
You can also hear updates on SUN FM, Body Talk, Tuesdays at 2 p.m., as we will be following their progress on air, as well.
Heather Morgan, MS, NLC