Eat more fruits and vegetables each day: at
least six servings to start. Cut out sugars and sweets this is
important. Sugars and sodium are so bad for your health and your
teeth. Stay away from it as much as possible. If you drink soda,
replace it was water or diet drinks. Be cautious with diet sodas as
well. The artificial sweetener in them can actually trick your body
and hinder weight loss.
controlling your portions you will be able to cut down the extra food
consumption easily. You should drink plenty of water; you need to stay
hydrated, especially with increased activity levels. Exercise is a big
part in losing love handles. Don't think you need to do only core
workouts. Full body resistance training and cardiovascular exercise
will change your appearance, mood, self-esteem, and percent body fat.
You should incorporate core exercises into your workout, however it should
not be the only component. Be sure to begin any workout program
slowing and progress. Start out two to three days a week, and
increase to four to five days after you get into a more regular
routine. Be sure to take a couple days off each week, and do not lift
the same body parts two days in a row. Rest is important for optimal
fat reduction and muscle gain.
Pilates and yoga are good exercise programs to
engage in. Gyms offer classes, with instructors so you are sure to be
doing it correctly. Going to a class also makes you more motivated
and positive towards exercise. Other classes more focused toward
cardiovascular health are also offered. At work, if you are sitting
all day, take a physioball in, sit on
that for a couple hours this will help strengthen your core muscles .
You will feel so much better if you quit the
smoking and are able to exercise and loose those love handles.
Alcohol consumption is another problem with loosing love handles. All
those extra calories are being consumed, and generally, when you
drink, you are more likely to eat foods that are bad for you, which
wouldn't normally be eaten. Overall, it messes up your sleep schedule
as well. During sleep our bodies rebuild and essential vitamins and
minerals are produced. Lack of sleep is not healthy.
How to keep the weight off
after losing weight
You try so hard to lose weight, however, keeping it off it just as big of
a challenge, if not more, than losing it. Around ninety percent of
the people who lose weight will put some or all of it back on. The
maintenance program after you have taking off the weight is what allot
of people need help with.
A big part of keeping the weight off is to
change your bad habits and mindset. If you keep a daily journal of
what you eat just the food items, not necessarily the calories and
other nutritional information you will see the bad things you need to
either not eat or cut back the numbers. Really, be selfish with
yourself to take care of yourself. On days you are not feeling good
about yourself and you want to over eat or emotionally eat, start
thinking that you deserve a good body so smile and say” I am not over
Exercise is very important. It is easy calories in, calories out.
Overeating can lead to poor health, depression, as well as a slew of
other health problems. When you are healthier and eat better your
mood and health will be better and you will have more energy. Stay
away from alcohol, which weakens self control, thus leading to out of
control eating and snacking. You can splurge, but you need to do a
little extra exercise the next few days to make up for it. Remember
the calories you take in need to be burned off and always try and do
the proper work outs.