Everyone has things about their body that they feel self conscious about and want to change.   I am a firm believer in loving your body at every stage but that doesn’t mean we can’t have goals to work towards!  One common problem area that many people complain about are love handles.  It’s important to note that you cannot spot reduce fat loss.  This means you can’t reduce fat loss in a specific area by just doing exercises that target that muscle.  However, using a more holistic approach will be much more effective in destroying some love handles!

  1. Take an honest look at your diet.  Are you getting a healthy variety of foods?  Are you eating mostly processed foods?  Are you drinking enough water?  Your diet can make a huge difference in the way you feel and the way you look.  Try to focus on eating whole foods, drinking 2 liters of water a day, making sure you are getting a variety of proteins, carbohydrates, & fats, and eating an assortment of fruits and vegetables.
  2. Incorporate cardio and some form of resistance training into your weekly workouts.  This will help you to burn body fat and build muscle.  Even though we can’t spot reduce we can work to reduce total body fat which in turn will help to get rid of love handles.
  3. Lastly, I came up with a quick HIIT workout to stregthen your core and get rid of the extra unwanted padding!

30 Seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of rest for each exercise

3-4 Rounds Total

-Cross Body Mountain Climbers

-Bicycles

-Plank Twists

-Commandos

-Russian Twists

-Burpees

For video footage of each exercise check out my Instagram at food.fitness.funn

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