A warning, we’re about to contradict ourselves: We previously revealed the secret that you can’t spot reduce, and you know what? You can’t! But the following weight loss information can help you tone your body all over, while helping to whittle your middle.
That extra weight around your midsection, or ‘love handles’ as they’re fondly called even though you probably don’t love them so much, are caused by fat deposits around your middle You may want to lose the extra fat around this area for aesthetic purposes, but it’s important to lose this weight for health purposes as well. Studies have shown that individuals who store excess weight around their stomach are at an increased risk for some major health conditions such as coronary heart disease and diabetes. Prevention is the best treatment plan available, so below are some steps you can take.
Step 1: Increase your cardiovascular activity - this one really is a no-brainer. If you want to lose weight and get rid of those love handles for good, you’re going to need to exercise. Start by including just ten extra minutes of exercise a day. You can go for a walk, go for a bike ride with the kids, or play a game of tennis with your friends - it doesn’t matter what you do, just get out there and get active! Start gradually increasing your time till you reach at least 30 minute stints of exercise, and you’ll start to look and feel that much better.
Step 2: Clean up your diet - get rid of all processed and refined foods and start enjoying the delicious taste of fresh foods. Once you start preparing meals with fresh foods you’ll realize what you’ve been missing! Try to reduce your carbohydrate intake, and snacking in general in the evening. Revamping your diet makes a big difference in leaning-out your midsection.
Step 3: Work it - to lean and tone your body all over make sure you are strength training regularly. If you’re not comfortable going to the gym, purchase some dumbbells and work out at home. Not sure where to start? Try our Look Great in 8 Challenge. The weight loss information provided can help you become a weight-training pro in no time at all!