Do you know the Muffin Man?

 Do YOU know the muffin man?

I’ll bet you do… he’s at the beach, the bars, the coffee shops, and even at the gyms. Fact is, you don’t have to do a whole lot of muffin huntin to find a man with a muffintop today. America IS the Muffin Man!

Yep, it seems there is a certain kind of muffin that needs a little lovin. Whether they like it or not, men are sporting muffintops, and something needs to be done about it.

Problem is, last time I checked at the cafes and the football games, there didn’t seem to be too many men worried about their muffintops. Burgers and beers in hand, the muffin men seem content. I can count on one hand the men who have approached me to lose weight verses the hundreds of women. But in fairness to men, it’s not that they don’t care, I just believe there is a difference in priorities between men and women. Women are generally the ones who are seeking the answers when it comes to eating and looking better, where as men, the emphasis on how they look is generally not as important.

So how can we help our muffin men to help themselves?

I have a whole chapter on this in my book, because it’s important.  Women aren’t the only ones who have hormones that effect their weight. Just like women, men go through a change of life called Andropause. They have muffintops for many of the same reasons women do, and yet, they are very different creatures behaviorally and biochemically.

When it comes to muffintop for men, here are the major contributors:

1) lack of play. (exercise)

2) Over eating poor quality foods

3) Not sleeping enough

4) high stress

5) Toxins from work and environment

6) lack of nutrients

Could any of this be your man? If so, have him take my muffin man quiz (will be posted on this site when it’s had it’s makeover in February) and lets get him on the right program. He needs to know that the best thing he can do for his family is to be healthy, and besides, helping our men get rid of their muffintops and moobs means we get to keep our girdles and bras all to ourselves…. :) Now if that’s not a motivator, then I got nothin.

So the next time you see your man going back for thirds or laying on the sofa watching football when he hasn’t exercised in days, tell him you no likey lovin from a muffin, and ask him to check out my muffin man program. It’s designed especially for men’s unique metabolic needs, and it takes their need for simplicity and baby steps into consideration and it works. :)

Lastly, if your man comments about your muffin, just kindly repeat the following:

Thanks for stoping my Muffintop Makeover. I’m just getting going, so I’d really appreciate your help in sharing this blog (below) and be sure to check out our facebook page, because that is where the daily action is.. . We also have a book club where we read one healthy book per month. Check out some of the past posts for details, or go to our book group on facebook (it’s a separate page from our fan page). If you want to know more about me, or my work as a nutrition coach and author, check out past posts or contact me directly (below).

Hope to see you back here soon as we “makeover” this site to include our book club, MMO Challenge, Muffin Man, muffintop fashion, and more…. I’m so excited!!

All good things,

Heather Morgan, MS, NLC

4 thoughts on “Do you know the Muffin Man?

  1. Judy Schafer says:

    Hi Heather,
    Just thought you’d want to know that I have dropped 9 lbs of back and muffin top fat since I started following your suggestions in your Muffin Top Makeover! I have tried to drop this weight for years to no avail, and I feel better than ever. My teenage daughter was reading my emails to me the other day in the car as we returned from her volleyball tournament, and after reading your post about eating “healthy dinner items for breakfast” she got very excited and now she, too, is changing up her eating patterns (though she doesn’t even have a muffin top!!!) I am so thrilled to send her off in college next year with this new information. Thank you, bless you, and I’ll let you know when the next nine come off…by mid-Feb!!!

    • muffintopmakeover says:

      Thanks so much for sharing your great success story judy! I’m so glad you are finding muffintop makeover valuable for you and your daughter. we have lots of great tools coming as we “makeover” our site, so stay tuned!:) THANK YOU again for sharing!

    • Sharon says:

      GREAT post Judy! Congrats on the weight loss! I am also inspired by Heather’s advice i have lost 6 pounds so far by simply changing up my whole grain and banana to a protein enriched breakfast (chicken or egg and veggies).

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