6 Tips on How to Lose Love Handles (For Women)

Love handles, also known as muffin tops, are a huge barrier in every woman’s beauty. Love handles or belly fat is one of the stubborn fats to get rid of. Only low-calorie diet cannot help you to achieve a slimmer and beautiful look. You must exercise regularly, along with your diet.

Love handles cover your overall beauty and make you feel fat. Belly fat may have been accumulated due to one of many reasons: Stress, improper diet, Genetic factors, Lack of sleep, too much of sleep or change in environment.

Whatever the reason may be, regular exercise will surely help you to cut down your unwanted belly fat! It is important to note that regular cardio exercise might help to reduce overall body fat but not your love handles or belly fat. Exercise especially focused on abdominal muscles can only help. Here are six of them, which focus on burning more calories around belly and abs muscles.You can do them anywhere you want! No special equipment required.

Oblique Press:

This exercise focuses on your abdominal muscle. Since it is the biggest muscle of abdomen, it will help us to burn a lot of belly fat.Kneel on one foot and extend other in front of you. Keep your upper body straight. Hold a moderate weight in one of your hand. Keep the weight up all the time and start leaning towards each side. You can use your other hand to support your body.Repeat this 12-15 times on each side. Rest for a minute and then repeat 3 times.If you do not have a weight, you can also use a book or bottle filled with water or sand.

Side Plank:

Keep your right hand on the ground, left hand in the air. Lean to one side with the help of two legs and one arm. Slightly push each leg towards your belly, while keeping the balance and posture.Repeat this with both legs one by one. Perform 10-12 total reps and change your side. Make sure you perform each set under 30-60 seconds, keep the movement of your leg slow and in a straight line.

Plank Push-ups:

Plank pushups are very similar to normal pushups. But instead of going all the way down, you hold your posture with the help of your forearm right under your shoulders. Do not let any part of your body touch the ground except elbows and toes. Keep your core tight and flexed.Hold your body straight for 10-15 seconds and then slowly come back up. This exercise will give you benefits of both planks and push-ups. Do 10 repetitions.If you want to increase the hardness, use only one hand to support your weight and put the other over your back then repeat the exercise 8-10 times on each side.

Knee Drop:

Sleep in anatomical position, extend your arms to the side and lift your legs up. Bend the legs from knees and try to touch your knees to your chest. Do not use the support of your hand to do this. If this exercise is very easy for you, you can also try to hold your knees in the air and move them side by side. Keep your back on the ground. Only move your hip muscles.If you cannot bend all the way, go as far as you can. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds and lower your legs slightly.Repeat this 8-10 times. Take rest of 45 seconds in between each set.

Bridges:

This exercise focuses on your lower back muscles. These exercises will give the fastest results. Get in a plank position and bend your knees towards your hands. Rest them slightly on the ground and perform a bridge like posture.Keep your torso straight and stretched. Perform as many times as you can.This exercise will help you to increase your bodily metabolism and burn fat much faster.Perform 3 sets of 10-12 reps. Take rest of 30 seconds in between each set.

Burpees:

Unlike other exercises, this is a combination of cardio and strength exercise. Burpees target almost every muscle or torso and hand. Burpees help to burn fat by activating more and more muscles.This full body exercise can be used at the end of every exercise session to warm your body. Stand up straight, bend your knees and get into squat position. Keep all your body weight on your knees. Place your hands directly on the floor or try to touch your toes one by one.Perform this exercise 10-20 times. Take 10/15 seconds break during each exercise.

Do not rush:

Reducing love handles is difficult, and a long process. Always remember “Rome was not built in a day”. You will have to work consistently before you can see any noticeable results. Do not expect to be slim within a week. That never works!Do not rush to the exercises. Maintain a steady pace and rhythm. Always take rests while exercising.

Do not exercise vigorously. Instead, start low and then gradually increase the difficulty and length of exercises. Once you start to exercise, your body will acclimatize itself with exercises, so keep changing the sequence and difficulty.Take one day rest each week. Give your body time to heal and replenish it.

Additional Tips:

  • In order to reduce your belly fat, you also need to diet properly.
  • Do not count each and every calorie, but instead, eat food with less fat and oil.
  • Eat as much protein as you can.
  • Drink hot water with lemon once or twice a day.
  • If you feel breathless, drink some water, rest and then continue.
  • Make sure you are not starving yourself, as starvation does not help to reduce fat at all.
  • Do not eat everything at once; instead, eat in small amounts 4-5 times.
  • Wake up early and meditate or do aerobic exercise.
  • Stay relaxed and calm.
  • Seek the advice of a doctor, if you have any medical condition/ suffering from a disease.
  • Finally, go easy on yourself! Do not forget to enjoy your life and enjoy yourself. Be proud of who you are and what you are.

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