Is there any kind of fat on the body that is more difficult to get rid of than love handles? Women for ages have struggled to shed those extra pounds that just happen to linger and roll right over the top of their pants. Whether it’s from having a high fat diet, drinking too much alcohol or pregnancy, love handles are the most stubborn fat deposits to get rid of on one’s body.
But here’s the good news: You can get rid of them. There isn’t really a big secret behind it, and you don’t have to go out and buy into some sort of “quick fix” diet solution. Getting rid of the love handles means looking at your diet, and looking at how much you exercise. You can choose to do either one, but doing these both in combination with one another is the surest way to get rid of the love handles.
Cut Out the Alcohol
If you enjoy wine, martinis ad cocktails, throw these right out the window. Alcohol, or any sort of beverage that has sugar (this includes caffeinated beverages, such as colas) quickly adds weight to your body without you even realizing it. You may be 3 glasses of wine in and have gained an extra 500 calories. In a short amount of time this adds up to pounds and pounds of excess flab hanging off of your waist.
TIP:If you do attend any sort of social functions and you need a drink, go for the hard alcohol and drink it straight. Vodka, for example, will not add to your calorie count.
Eat Good Carbs Only
Stick with the good carbs and throw out the bad. Look at the carbs that you eat in a day: bread, crackers, cakes, that cookie or donut that you have every coffee break. Bread is good, as long as it is whole wheat, but none of the other food items are ever healthy or even beneficial to your health. It’s all excess fat being added to your body. Stick with a lot of vegetables, lots of fruits, and any sort of pastas, rice, breads, and other grain products that are brown – not white.
Drink Lots of Water
Water not only helps keep us full for longer, but it also helps flush out the dangerous toxins that may be causing our body to hang on to those pesky love handles. Get those 8 glasses of water a day and even that alone will help you see a difference in you body.
Do Cardio Exercises
There is no better way to burn fat than to elevate your heart rate. Doing cardiovascular exercises will burn away that excess fat by keeping your metabolism revved up and turning your body into a super fat-burning machine. Run, jog, bike, or even walk. A minimum of 30 minutes of cardio should be attained each and every day in order to stay healthy and keep your weight at where you want it to be.
Work your Core
Working your core muscles will do a lot to help tighten up the skin that has become loosened by the fat deposits. Exercises such as the plank, crunches and sit ups all help work not only the abdominal muscles, but the back muscles, so everything is being squeezed in tightly by a firm girdle of strong and taut muscles.