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Everyone has their own trouble spots—a little something extra that certainly isn't welcome. We're here to help you tone up those tough places.
Underarm flab, muffin top, stomach pooch, having a little something extra in certain spots has become so common we've created nicknames for our "wobbly bits." While exercise alone can't stop jiggle, a combination of cardio and these problem-site-specific moves can get you started. Plus, we've got a few suggestions of smart ways to shop for your everyday diet—another integral move if you want to shed unwanted weight.
Roll the mouse over your problem area to get specific toning exercises:
IT all starts with diet
All this training is useless if you're not watching your waistline with a proper diet—the rule of thumb is that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Here's a quick, handy guide to keep close next time you hit the grocery aisles:
Avoid trans fats, which are common in fried foods and many commercial baked goods such as doughnuts, crackers and cookies.
Check each item's nutritional information. If you can't pronounce the ingredients, don't buy it.
Try to have more fresh produce in your cart than any other type of food.
Look for organic meat and poultry.
Skip high-sugar sweets. Substitute with fresh fruit and yogurt. For more healthy swaps, click here.
Steer clear of processed grains like white rice and white bread. Search instead for whole grains, which are better sources of fiber and potassium.