Getting Rid of Love Handles

Are you struggling to get rid of your love handles? If you are tired of looking at the fat rolls on the sides of your torso and you are ready to get rid of them once and for all, it is important to keep in mind that losing the love handles requires paying attention to both your diet and your exercise routine.

According to many experts, losing the fat around your middle and on your sides is more about diet than it is about exercise. This is because you can’t “spot train” certain areas of your body to lose fat. Rather, you have to make an effort to lose fat throughout your body in order to ultimately burn away the fat around your mid-section. This means performing plenty of cardio as well as eating a healthier diet.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also do ab exercises. Rather, you need to remember that the muscles you build in your abs and on your sides won’t show through if they are covered by a layer of fat. Therefore, you need to make an effort to lose the fat so the lean muscle underneath can be seen. By avoiding foods that are high in fat and sugar and by cutting back on processed foods, you will help your body lose the extra fat.

Once you make a change to your eating habits, your body will begin to more effectively burn fat and build muscle as you workout. Keep in mind, however, that the first place where you gain weight is usually the last place where you lose it. In men, the abdomen is usually the most difficult area to lose weight, with many men suffering from carrying a spare tire or having a beer belly or love handles. Women, on the other hand, typically have more problems with getting rid of fat in their thighs, hips and butts.

Above all, don’t become discouraged if you are having problems with getting rid of the extra fat around your mid-section or anywhere else on your body. From time to time, you will hit plateaus during which time the weight simply doesn’t want to burn away. By continuing to follow a healthy eating pattern and by following a good exercise plan, those pounds will eventually come off.