Love handles can creep up on you whatever build you may have! These evil fat deposits can also hit men and women alike! You may have been like me, you may have been walking through a clothing store when you glimpsed your love handles hanging over the top of your jeans…but don’t worry there are exercises to get rid of love handles, I said goodbye to my love handles (before my episode) and so can you!
When we talk about love handles we are actually talking about the oblique are of the body. In order to tone up this area you will need to do a full body exercise. Start working out at least 30 minutes 4 days a week (brisk walking even works great for weight loss) to get your metabolism going and start burning off some fat. Trying to tone up your oblique’s without working out the rest of your body is almost a waste of time.
Great diet is just as important – The best way to lose weight is to combine exercise with a healthy diet. Sure, you can lose weight by only dieting or only working out, but it’s much more effective when you combine the two. Diet can actually prove more important than exercise when it comes to getting rid of your love handles. Make sure you cut out all of the refined, processed and high carbohydrate foods like junk food and sweets and opt for leaner cuts of meat and low carbohydrate vegetables. Eat foods with higher protein levels also, it takes the body longer to break down so it leaves you feeling fuller for longer. If you have to snack get yourself some fruit and nuts instead! Make sure you drink plenty of water or green tea as well.
What exercises work for love handles? – There are a number of different exercises to get rid of love handles!
Walking – As mentioned earlier, brisk walking is a great way to reduce body fat.
Ab Crunches/Sit ups – Doing sit ups will start to work the oblique area straight away and will give noticeable effects within the first week if you are consistent with your routine.
Weight training – Add some weights to your sit ups or simply pump your guns. The more muscle you have the faster your metabolism works. This means the more muscle you have the more calories you burn all day, not just when you are exercising.
Twist Crunches – This exercise works your obliques nicely and helps work on those handles of love. These are like regular crunches but as you bring your elbow in extend your opposite leg out and then alternate.
To be honest I think that these exercises to get rid of love handles work very well but only in conjunction with a proper diet and your dedication. Starting is the hardest part! Before you know it you will feel better than you have ever felt before!