01/13Ways in which you can get rid of those love handles

Ways in which you can get rid of those love handles

Many people wish there was a pill to cure love handles ( the excess fat on either side of your waist), which is also known as a muffin top. It can be one of the hardest places to lose weight. And we're sure you might have tried some ways to help shed those extra kilos but as we said, it is a hard place to lose weight from. But, fret not! For there are quite a few things that can help you out here. Wondering what those tips are? Take a look!

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02/13Lift weights

Lift weights

Physical activities are of course important but adding weights to your exercises can be much better as well. Weight training, resistance training and strength training are interchangeable. These exercises will help in contracting your muscles against some form of resistance in order to build strength.

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03/13Keep moving through the day

Keep moving through the day

No, we don't mean that you opt for a workout session, we mean that you do things in a more active way. Most of us these days have sedentary desk jobs that can lead to added weight gain. Which is why opting for simple activities like walking while on a call or taking the stairs instead of the elevator can help you burn calories and stay away from weight gain.

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04/13Opt for a pilates session

Opt for a pilates session

Pilates is one of the best beginner-friendly exercises that you can opt for. The best part about it is that it works wonders when it comes to tone your abs. Not only can it help you lose weight but it'll work rather well in shrinking your waistline particularly, so you can say goodbye to those handles.

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05/13Focus on healthy fats

Focus on healthy fats

The best way to shape up is by consuming the right food. For a slimmer waistline, incorporate healthy fats into your diet like avocados,fatty fish, olive oil, nuts, and seeds. These foods are not only nutritious, but they are delicious to eat too so it won't feel like your on a diet. This way you will feel satisfied and consume fewer calories. A study that included more than 7,000 people found those who consumed a Mediterranean diet high in fat with olive oil lost more belly fat than those who consumed alow-fat diet.

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06/13Stress less

Stress less

Try to get plenty of sleep as a lack of sleep also leads to the release of cortisol that causes weight gain. Sleep-deprived people gain weight faster and find it harder to keep it off. A study showed that those who slept less than five hours a night had more abdominal fat than those who slept for seven to eight hours said a 2010 Wake Forest University study. Less sleep also leads to diabetes and obesity so make it a point to get seven to eight uninterrupted hours of sleep per night.

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07/13Stay active

Stay active

One of the best things you can do to get rid of your love handles is to stay active. You don't have to exercise every day. Just 3-4 days a week should suffice but you need to opt for some moderate to high-intensity exercises if you want to lose some weight.

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08/13Reduce alcohol consumption

Reduce alcohol consumption

As much as you may enjoy those weekend drinks of yours, if you want to get rid of your love handles, you need to reduce your alcohol consumption. Alcohol can add a ton of empty calories and you'll just end up gaining weight unnecessarily. So cut back on alcohol and your love handles will go away too.

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09/13Get enough sleep

Get enough sleep

Not getting enough sleep can actually lead to weight gain. Unless your body feels rested and rejuvenated, your physical and mental health will go for a toss and you'll end up with fluctuated hormones that could lead to weight gain.

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10/13Cut down on carbs and sweets

Cut down on carbs and sweets

Focus on limiting carbohydrates and eating more of protein, fruits, and vegetables. A study of obese women showed that those who followed a diet of 30% protein, 40% carbs, and 30% fat for eight weeks lost more fat—including love handles—than women who ate 16% protein, 55% carbs, and 26% fat. Protein is important for weight loss because it protects you against insulin resistance. Our bodies produce more insulin as we age as muscle and fat cells don’t respond to it properly and this cause more fat to be stored in our stomach area.

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