7 Ways to Melt Your Love Handles

Bye annoying love handles!

Love handles are the small patches of excess fat and skin on the sides of your torso. Although they aren’t particularly detrimental to your health, many people find love handles annoying because they stick above tight waistbands and can look unsightly. Unfortunately, getting rid of love handles isn’t so easy. While you can lose weight overall, you can’t choose where the weight comes off. In order to melt away your love handles, you need to drop overall fat and work on toning your core muscles.

If you’re looking to lose your love handles, check out these seven helpful tips.

1. H.I.I.T the Treadmill 2 to 3 times per week.

Running is great for burning calories, and this HIIT workout (high intensity interval training) optimizes the amount of calories you burn. Complete the workout 2 to 3 times per week to lose excess fat.

2. Do fat-burning workouts even off the treadmill.

While the treadmill is great, it’s no the only way to burn calories. This 7-minute fat-burning workout challenge is a quick way to burn calories. Do it on days when you don’t have hours to spend at the gym, or when you want to add a little cardio to the end of your lifting sessions.

3. Complete the #1 Best Ab Workout a few times per week.

Other than losing weight, toning your abdominal muscles can help reduce the bulge caused by waist bands. Try fitting in an ab workout about 2-3 times per week.

4. Do this daily core challenge in the mornings.

Fitting in quick workouts in the morning can help you lose weight. Morning workouts are energizing, and it’s an easy way to add active minutes to your day.

5. Replace cafeteria food with clean eating lunches.

Pre-made lunches bought from cafeterias or take-out places are usually loaded with empty calories, and they’re not very filling. Eating whole foods leaves you more satisfied because it provides your body with necessary nutrients. Try bringing a lunch to work at least three days out of the week.

6. Meal plan dinners for portion control with these 15 dinner recipes.

These 15 dinner ideas are under 300 calories per serving. Instead of buying dinner on your way home, plan to make a few of these recipes. You can make large batches and package servings for later in the week.

7. Cut out sodas. Try these detox drinks instead!

Sodas, even sugar-free ones are not good for you. In fact, cutting sodas from your diet can help you eliminate about 500 calories per day. This doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself to just water. These 3 detox drinks will help add flavor to your drinks, without the artificial ingredients of soda.


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Sofia Lopez

Sofia received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from San Francisco State University. She creates workouts and fitness challenges. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and listening to audiobooks from the exercise bike.

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