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How to Get Rid of Love Handles

Updated on February 8, 2015

How to Get Rid of Love Handles


The dilemma of how to get rid of love handles is something many people struggle with. These love handles are simply another form of belly fat which is often found on the abdominal oblique muscles. This fat accumulation on the sides of the abdomen can be unsightly and frustrating, especially for anyone who has been working hard to get rid of belly fat. But, just as with any other type of belly fat, these love handles can be eliminated by following a few simple steps.

Lose the belly fat with some tried and true fat busters and tone the obliques with exercises aimed at strengthening the abs and core muscles and soon you will have sleeker, sexier abs!

Whether you are obese, slightly overweight or even fairly fit, if you want to get rid of love handles, you will first need to learn how to lose belly fat. Any layer of belly fat can result in a muffin top or love handles, so if you want to learn how to get a six pack or you just want flat abs, the best way to lose belly fat is by changing a few basic factors in your diet and adding some conditioning and toning exercises for the oblique’s.


Best Way to Lose Belly Fat

Lose Belly Fat

When people learn how to get rid of love handles, they’ll understand the basic principles; however, it still takes hard work, determination and discipline. If it’s worth having, it’s worth working for. The good news is you can lose belly fat fast because the abdomen is where the majority of people will begin to burn fat first. The best way to lose weight is also the fastest way to lose belly fat and that is by simply sticking with a healthy belly fat diet. This means eliminating processed foods, sugar and other junk foods in favor of fruits, vegetables, lean-proteins, low-fat dairy and whole-grains.

Belly Fat or Love Handles

Best Way to Lose Belly Fat or Get Rid of Love Handles
Best Way to Lose Belly Fat or Get Rid of Love Handles

Some people struggle with dietary changes, but if you want to learn how to lose love handles, most experts agree it has to start with the diet. If you consume unhealthy foods, you can not expect to have a strong, healthy and lean body. Many of the foods we tend to crave are addictive, but if you can manage to stick with a healthy diet for a week or two, you will soon find that you no longer crave sugar, fried or high-fat foods and other unhealthy foods.

Sugar can be extremely addictive and it is found in many processed foods, especially in the form of high fructose corn syrup. This substance can be detrimental to anyone who wants to get rid of love handles and is often a cause of cellulite. This means that you must change your diet if you want to get rid of cellulite or if you are just trying to figure out how to get rid of love handles.


How to Get Rid of Love Handles

How Long Does it Take to Get a Six Pack?
How Long Does it Take to Get a Six Pack?

If you want a plan for how to get rid of love handles fast, consider some of the following tips:

  1. Eat a well balanced, low-fat diet. It’s not just calories that count! Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  2. Drink water throughout the day, aim for 8 to 10 glasses of water every day.
  3. Get plenty of rest to allow you body the time it needs to recuperate and heal itself.
  4. Get aerobic exercise 3 or 4 times a week, preferably 30 – 40 minute sessions. Aerobic exercise gets your heart pumping, increases metabolism and burns fat.
  5. Do exercises targeting the abs and oblique muscles. These exercises will ensure that when the fat starts to melt off, the underlying muscles will be toned and developed. Loose or weak abdominal muscles give the appearance of additional belly fat.


Losing belly fat and obtaining flat abs is possible with the right diet and exercise program. A custom weight loss program can help guide you in the right direction and provide some helpful weight loss tips, but nothing can replace perseverance and dedication to the end goal.

Many times people want to know how to get a six pack.  Well, that’s going to depend on how much belly fat you have to lose and how diligent you are at following your weight loss goals. You now know how to get rid of love handles; the rest is up to you. Stick with your plan and you will succeed.

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  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    Hi charlotte, I'm glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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    charlotte 

    7 years ago

    it was awesome to do this thank you for shareing with me and friends

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    Thanks climb20082008! I'm glad you found this helpful.

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    climb20082008 

    7 years ago

    good job,thank u for sharing!

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    Hi Sunnyglitter, those love handles seem to plague many people :) Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Sunnyglitter 

    7 years ago from Cyberspace

    I hate my love handles. Blah.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    Thanks mirali786! I'm glad you found the information helpful.

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    mirali786 

    7 years ago

    Thanks for the nice piece of information...It sure was useful for me like it is for others as well.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    You're very welcome AutumnLockwood ... thanks for stopping in!

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    AutumnLockwood 

    7 years ago from Northern California

    Thanks for the useful tips.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    That's a great attitude 2patricias! Besides, there's plenty of time to feel much better by Christmas ... depending on what you want to accomplish. :) Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

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    2patricias 

    7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

    It's probably a bit late for me to be ready for Christmas, but if I start now I might look better for Easter. Always optimistic.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    Thanks gbolasalam! I'm glad you enjoyed the article, please stop by again!

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    gbolasalam 

    7 years ago

    interesting,keep it up

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    robj, good luck with your search for a program! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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    robj 

    7 years ago from Indianapolis

    I love your hub!You touched upon some important points especially the point about nutrition. I am currently reviewing #1 Ab System-Truth About Six Pack Abs and it is amazing!

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    Thanks leanore!

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    leanore 

    7 years ago

    cool way i guess i can continue to follow that.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    Hi Darlene, thanks for stopping in and thanks for your nice comments!

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    Sord87, thanks for reading and commenting. I'm glad you found this information useful!

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    Darlene Sabella 

    7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

    Thank you my friend for a well written hub and very informative with great tips, a must read for many of us that have so extra what has changed in time. Thumb up

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    sord87 

    7 years ago

    Thanks for your useful information,a very useful step too!I need to reduce it fast it's getting increase everyday!

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    agusfanani, thanks for reading and commenting! You might want to pass this on to your friends ;)

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    agusfanani 

    7 years ago from Indonesia

    Good information. Some friends have belly fat problem and they should know these tips.

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