The Truth About Love Handles and How to Eliminate Them

Back when I was still overweight, I had huge love handles. It was like my body’s getting thin except for that bulge on the sides of my waist.

Love handles, although given a cute name, does not look cute at all. In fact, it is one of the most unappealing parts of our body.

But, what are love handles really? Well, truth be told, the “love handles” was just a given name; the real name of love handles is actually our external obliques.

If you raise your arm forward and you twist your body on the opposite side (like raising your right hand and then twisting your body to the left, you will see the external obliques, otherwise known as the love handles.

Now that you know what it scientifically is, how do you eliminate them? Well, I am glad you asked because I will tell you how you can eliminate them.

  1. Lose Weight. The very first thing you need to do in order to lose the love handles is to lose weight. I think this is common knowledge and yet people often overlook this. When you have your diet in check and you’re constantly losing weight, your love handles will start to wither and shrink in just a matter of time. But, it doesn’t stop there. When you lose weight, your love handles, although becomes smaller, still looks soft. That is because of the presence of fat in the internal obliques (which you cannot see when you look in the mirror). How do you eliminate it? Well, on to the next tip.
  2. Cable Oblique Push-Pull. Well, the next tip is actually an exercise and no, the exercise hasn’t been officially named yet. That is why I called it as such because of the way the exercise is performed. What you do is go to a cable machine and set up two straps; one on each side. Then, get the straps and do a twisting motion. One side should be pushing and the other side should be pulling. It really doesn’t matter which side you’re going to push and pull because it will work both sides of the obliques at once. Be sure to get your force from your core muscles and not from your chest.
  3. Exercise. The tip before this one is an actual exercise that will target the obliques. The last tip will be to exercise your way to a healthier you. You need to exercise in order to lose fat faster. It doesn’t matter what exercise you’re going to perform so long as you lose that weight. If you’re unsure on which exercises you should do, get the help of a professional trainer.

There you have it. I hope that this article has shed some light on the truth about love handles. Some people find it cute but I just don’t see it that way. If you want to lose those love handles, follow the tips I mentioned above.

Lose Weight with the Weight Watchers Diet

Let’s face a fact of life: losing weight is HARD. A lot of people have dreams of having a fit and lean physique. They try a lot of fad diets that promises them that they can lose a lot of weight and finally achieve this dream figure. But alas, they failed just a few days after trying out that program.

Why is this so? Why do some people revert back to their old, harmful, and destructive habits such as overeating? There are a lot of possible explanations, but one of the most common is that people do not get that much support when they’re trying to lose weight.

This is a sad truth that a lot of dieters face. weight-watchers-dietOnly a few people find the inner motivation to stick with a certain diet and achieve their dream physique. But, what about the vast majority of us?

Jean Nidetch, a housewife who was overweight, did a couple of different diets as well. And, one day, she had an epiphany: if only she can get enough support to continue with the diet, she might just as well finish it until she gets to her desired weight goal.

And thus, the Weight Watchers Community was born. The Weight Watchers club is a community of people who provides support to people who want to lose weight. They hold seminars and meetings, doing talks about nutrition and programs about good health and dieting.

Why have the Weight Watchers grown to have success over the years? It is a common fact that people need constant positive reinforcement to go and stick with their diets. Dieting usually means giving up your old self-indulgent habits of overeating, and this can be a problem for a lot of people.

Since it can become quite a job just sticking to a certain diet, the Weight Watchers community encourages people, giving them the motivation to lose weight. It is also believed that people who don’t have diet support groups tend to be more stressed, and they are quickly reverting back to their old unhealthy eating habits because of it.

Weight Watchers really do not have a specific diet program, but they do give lectures on the proper foods you should eat. Some examples of foods that you eat are natural foods. In today’s world, there are a lot of processed foods out in the market, and it is extremely dangerous if you continually eat these processed foods without any restriction.

The Weight Watchers community also employs a point system, wherein, foods are assigned points. Fiber-rich, low-fat foods have higher points, and thus, people can eat a lot of these foods.

Here is the typical Weight Watcher’s Point System table:

  • Weight 150 lbs – points 18 to 23
  • Weight 150 to 174 lbs – points 20 to 25
  • Weight 175 to 199 lbs – points 22 to 27
  • Weight 200 to 224 lbs – points 24 to 29
  • Weight 225 to 249 lbs – points 26 to 31
  • Weight 250 to 274 lbs – points 28 to 33

The primary goal of the community is for you to achieve your target weight goal, and stay at that. When you do hit your target goal, you’ll have a few perks such as free attendance to their meetings and lectures.

The weight watchers community is a great community for people who want to lose weight.