Fashion and making fashion statements has become an important part of our lives. Everyone wants to wear the trendiest clothes and look their best. The market is flooded with clothes that help flatter your figure and boost your confidence. However, for some people wearing smart clothes is also a reason of despair. Wearing clothes that are “in” can be problematic especially if they accentuate the body flaws like love handles
Love handles are common among both men and women. The extra fat, flabby area around the mid-section is love handles. If you see flab where your waist is, you are the owner of love handles. But don’t fret. It is easy to tame love handles and get a slimmer waist. You will have to be careful with what you eat and also exercise regularly.
A very popular exercise for getting rid of love handlesis the Twist Crunches. Lie down straight on your back. Place your hands behind you head but don’t interlock.
Raise you upper body to a 45 degrees angle. Now bend your right knee and bring your left elbow forward to touch it. Repeat with left knee and right elbow. Do at least 3 sets with 15 reps each side.
Stand with your legs apart. Take light weights in each hand. Raise your right arm first and bend right side. Keep your left hand near your chest. Now raise your left hand and bend right.Bend 25 times each side.
Do as many sets as possible. Stand with your legs apart. Twist your upper torso first to left. Bring your right arm out in a punching manner. Now bring your left arm out, twist your torso to right and repeat the punching motion. Do at least 100 reps.
These exercises will help you lose love handles if you also eat healthy. Avoid eating oily and starchy food. Say no to junk food, soft drinks and white sugar. Instead have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
In order to get rid of love handles you have to also work on losing over all body fat. Aerobic exercises and cardio workouts will help you get in shape and remain fit.
Missing meals will increase cortisol levels, so aim to eat three to four meals spread as evenly as possible throughout the day. I typically to tell people to eat every 3.5 to 4 hours to avoid spiking insulin. This also lets you take advantage of other hormonal actions beneficial to fat loss by not eating too often.
Do NOT skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast will force your body to create more stress hormones. Make a habit of eating something first thing in the morning. After all, you’ve just been fasting for 6-8 hours!