No matter how hard you have been working, you never seem to get rid of the stubborn love handles. They may be called love handles, but there is certainly nothing lovely about them. Kyla Gagnon, a fitness trainer based in British Columbia, told the Huffington Post that a number of people have problems with losing this type of fat because they only rely on exercise.
Working the area with exercises will not get rid of the excess fat. What it will do is strengthen the muscles underneath the fat, which is important,” Gagnon told the Huffington Post.
Here are some tips that will help you get rid of love handles for good:
- Eat Lots of Healthy Fats
Consume more seeds and avocado in order to get healthy fats into your daily diet. It is recommended that 25-35% of your daily calories come from healthy fats. Also, you should avoid processed foods.
- Avoid Sugar and Unrefined Carbs
Your daily diet should include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins in order to promote weight loss, says Gagnon for Huffington Post.
- Find Ways to Scorch 100 Calories
Your general health can be significantly improved by simply burning an extra 100 calories per day. According to Web MD, finding simple ways to cut off extra 100 calories per day will reduce your waist size over time, and you will have developed habits that can be easy to maintain.
Simple tips to reduce 100 calories:
- Wash your car
- Walk an extra mile
- Swim for 15 minutes
- Shake your rear for 20 minutes
- Walk your dog for twenty minutes more
- Use your stairs at work for 18 minutes a day
- Swap mustard for your regular mayo
- Instead of creamy sauce, use red sauce on your pasta
- Reduce one slice of bread from your sandwich
- Avoid the fires and consume more salad
- Drink one less 12-ounce beer
- Bicycle Crunch
Lay flat on your back, with your hands placed next to your ears. Lift your legs to an angle of 90 degrees. Pull your left knee towards your chest and twist so that your right elbow can touch it, as it comes up. Repeat the same on the other side. You should be in a position as if you are riding a bike, on your back.
- The Plank
This is an extremely effective exercise. Put your elbows and forearms on the floor and push yourself up into a push up position. Your arms should be at a 90-degree angle, back and legs straight against you. Stay in this position for one to three minutes. If you are beginner, start with 30 seconds and increase gradually every day.
- Side Plank Dips
Start in a position of a side plank ( on side with your legs stacked on the top of each other, elbow bent at a 90-degree angle, hips lifted off the ground) and drop your hips to the floor, then pull them back up. Do 10-12 reps on each side. Try to keep your back straight and butt tight.
- Stability Ball Plank
Find a stability ball and use it to balance your elbows and forearms in the center of the ball. Stretch out your legs behind you in that way that you will be leaning against the ball at an angle. Stay in this position for two minutes (or as long as your abdominal muscles will allow you).