The term “love handles” is a bit seductive, intriguing and self-contradictory. Why would you like to lose your love handles that help you to enjoy your love making? Love handles is actually a slang for the excess flesh or fat on the waist.
People hold on to the waist in order to infuse full force in their forays, which is what gives them the pleasure they seek. And if there is a little bit of flesh on the waist, it can be used as a handle to provide a firmer hold and facilitate the performance.
Love making apart, love handles or the layers of fat on the waist signify bad abdominal health. They make your tummy look ugly. Women with love handles hesitate to display their midriff and those who have slim, firm, sleek and sexy waist flaunt it proudly.
A slim, round and sexy waist is much more inviting as it promises what is above and below it.
Although exercises go a long way in helping people to lose love handles, it should be remembered that even the best exercise is not going to help you to get rid of love handles unless you control your salivary glands from starting watering the moment you see sweet, spicy, fried and crispy delicacies.
A positive approach is to take a diet that fights the fat and helps in getting rid of love handles. Raw, fresh, fibrous fruits, vegetables, salads, whole grain meals and plenty of water are highly nutritive and laxative.
When you evacuate your stomach of all the toxic waste and the food consumed the previous day, it becomes soft and pliable and allows the exercise to burn the love handles much more easily and effectively.
How to lose love handles fast
It is an Indian breathing exercise, called Kapal Bhati Pranayam. Kapal Bhati actually means radiant face. The health of your flat and firm stomach reveals itself through the radiance of your face.
Although Kapal Bhati was devised by the ancient Indian Sages, notably Sage Patajali, thousands of years back, it has been promoted recently by the greatest living exponent of ancient Indian Yoga, Swami Ramdev.
Kapal Bhati is a stomach specific breathing exercise (Pranayam) and it shows almost instant results in form of fat loss. Some people claim to lose around one pound of flesh on the very first day, though the progress in weight loss depends upon the severity of the problem.
The exercise involves vacuuming your tummy by pulling it inside. You can easily watch the videos of Kapal Bhati Pranayam on You Tube.
Just type Kapal Bhati Pranayam in Google or You Tube and you will find scores of videos showing a black bearded, partly bare, partly ochre robed Indian Yoga Master- Swami Ramdev-demonstrating the exercise with commentary in English.
You can supplement the Kapal Bhati breathing exercise with these 2 simple physical exercises.
1. Pelvic Lifts
Lie on the floor with your back on it and raise your legs straight forming a right angle on the ground.
Raise your hip from the floor as much as you can and hold it in that position as long as you can. Remember not to overdo or tire yourself.
Come back to the lying position
Repeat the exercise 5 times.
2. Elbow to opposite knee crunch
A bit difficult, but really powerful exercise to lose your love handles fast.
Lie on the ground with your back upon it. Place your hands under your head and extend your elbows towards the chest.
Lift your head and shoulders from the ground and also pull your right knee towards the chest and try to touch it with the elbow of your left arm.
Do the same with the left knee and right arm.
Initially you will be able only to bring your knee and elbow closer to each other.
This exercise targets the oblique muscle of your abdomen.
There is much more you need to learn about how to lose love handles fast. What specific foods and exercises can burn the stomach fat in no time?