There is this never ending question that has been thrown out into the void: why unwanted things are hard to get rid of? One very unwanted “visitor” in our lives is love handle. For those lucky people who are fortunate enough to not experience having this nasty bulge in the abs or stomach, love handles are excessive accumulated fats in our stomach area and abdomen (especially for women). They can also occur on our legs and thighs as well as under our arms just near the armpit.
Love handles are a result of lack of exercise, excessive unhealthy eating (unhealthy diet) and basically what we call “sedimentary” life style. There are already a lot of frustrated men and women out there who tried just about everything to get rid of these bumps and bulges with no effect. Let us now try to take a look some of experts’ advice on how to get rid of love handles fast.
Believe it or not drinking plenty of water really helps. Water is the healthiest liquid you can possibly drink because it doesn’t contain harmful calories. Drinking a glass or two before every meal and a glass or two again an hour after every meal will make you feel full thereby naturally stopping you from eating more than what your body actually needs.
Healthy Diet and Lifestyle
While trying to get rid of those embarrassing love handles, it is also a great time for you to start a good, healthy diet. It also a perfect timing to change your lifestyle into something that could help you lose not only love handles but unwanted fats in different parts of your body as well.
Start by lessening your carb or carbohydrate intake. This is not a permanent thing that you should do as there are also studies that say carbs are actually good in maintaining a healthy body. But for now, as you are trying to get rid of those flabs and bulges then you have to do away with rice, bread and pasta for now. Healthier alternatives are whole wheat bread and brown rice if you really cannot last a whole day without them
Second is to start a good routine exercise. Commit yourself to a daily routine exercise dedicated to love handles alone. It doesn’t have to be done in gym and it doesn’t have to take you a full hour of exercising. Choose a program that is about 15-20 minutes a day and then increase the length of time as well as the level of difficulty as you progress.
Stop spending too much time in front of your computer or TV. At work, make sure you stand up every now and then and stretch your body. It’ll help if you do some sit ups and bending from time to time. Nothing fancy or difficult just moves that will keep your blood flowing.
Remember that love handles are fats accumulated over the years of having poor diet as well as not exercising. Follow the advice given above and you’ll be able to lose those unwanted love handles in no time.
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