Love Handles Ain’t Lovely: 10 Ways To Get Rid Of Them

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Love handles are not lovable except the loving way in which it is said. Love Handles is an informal term for sides of deposits of excess side fat on one’s waistline. This fat that sits at the sides of your waist is also known as Muffin tops that can be a literal challenge when it comes to lose. While people who are tired of carrying this excess try to do exercises targeting the specific area with crunches or moves affecting the abdomen. 

However, it is usually not effective. It could be hard to get rid of the love handles, but in order to get rid of the same for good you are required to make transitions in your diet, exercises and lifestyle as well. 

Here are the best 10 ways to get off the Muffin tops effectively!

Say No to Added Sugar

Not just love handles, but if you are trying to lose any area fat of your body, Cutting out added sugar could be one of the most effective ways to. Added sugar can be present in foods like cookies, beverages, sodas etc. Eating too much sugar  apart from issues like heart diseases, diabetes or metabolic syndrome can also lead to an increased amount of fat, specifically in the belly area. Mostly sugar foods are loaded with calories and cutting out the same could effectively help you in reducing body fat that obviously includes love handles!

Yes to Healthy Fats!

By cutting out on added sugar and focusing on healthy fats like avocados, olive oil, nuts, seeds can lend you in getting rid of the side fat even faster. With being deliciously savoury to have, they also help you to feel all full and in turn leads you to consume lesser calories throughout the day. Studies show people consuming avocados tend to weigh less and have less belly fat who don’t. Though being high in calories, consumption of moderate amounts into your diet can help you shred a pound.

Move All Day

It may be a simple way yet an effective and excellent way to lose the excess body fat. Finding ways to increase the amount of calories you burn in a day can help you alot! Many people work on desk jobs that involve them to sit for four hours which isn’t good for one’s waistline and might increase the fat in the same region, according to studies. Getting up every half hour and walking for a while could make a big difference to lose weight. You can also try a pedometer to track the number of steps you have taken in a day to motivate yourself to do more!

Less intake of Stress

Taking stress can be affecting your health negatively, both physically and mentally and can even cause belly fat. Stress triggers the production of cortisol that is known as the stress hormone. Prolonged stress can cause headaches, anxiety,  digestive issues and weight gain as well. To reduce stress and increase belly fat, you can try on yoga exercises and even meditation to reduce the levels of cortisol.

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Sleep Properly!

Yes you read that right! Even sleep is essential when you are trying to lose belly fat. As like stress, even not getting proper sleep could increase the cortisol levels in one’s body that in turn could lead to gaining weight. Lack of sleep can also be linked to increased risk of diabetes and obesity. You should atleast get seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. 

Add on Whole Body Moves!

You Naturally try focusing on working out the part of your body that bothers you the most, however exercising the whole body may be more effective in getting rid of the love handles. A better way to lose the resistant body fat is trying whole body moves that shall help in moving a number of muscles all at once.

Increase Protein Intake

Proteins make you feel full. So when you add in protein in between your meals, it may keep you full and even reduce the urges to get snacks. Adding high quality protein in your diet can help you reduce fat and maintain a healthy weight. Adding High quality protein sources in your meals like eggs, nuts, seeds, poultry and meats can help you reduce excess fat, including love handles.

More of Cardio!

Doing more cardiovascular exercises can be an activity that raises your heart rate and helps burn calories and reduce the excess fat in the body. While people might be intimidated with the idea of aerobic exercises thinking it to be of  high intensity nature. However, there are many low impact beginner friendly aerobic workouts that are easy to do. 

Stay Hydrated through Water

Getting enough fluids in your body is a must for a healthy body. While working out, people tend to drink sports drinks, juices when they feel tired though this could actually add up to the calories and cause gain of fat due to the sugar found in the drinks. Water is the best fluid to drink. 

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Mindful Eating 

Mindful eating is a practice to gain control of your eating habits and in turn consume lesser calories than erstwhile.  Focus on food you eat and paying attention as to how you feel while eating can help you shed pounds. It consists of practice like eating slowly without getting distracted and understanding how the things you eat affects your mood and health.

There are many ways to try to get rid of those muffin tops. You could try these ways if you wish to get rid of the same. To lose fat, make transitions in your diet, exercises and lifestyle! However everybody is beautiful in the way it is, Work in the way that shall make you feel confident.