I just received a question about losing love handles and getting a six pack.
“I had a question I am a mother 3 handsome boys and have intensely been working out and watching my diet since January of this year. I am currently 113lbs, 5’1. I am beginning to notice the small 2-pack in my stomach forming, but I really want to see the love handles and small pouch go on my stomach. I know this is always the toughest for us females to get rid of. What is the best way to do this? I have been doing HIIT and some different combo ab workouts, I have also been told by a trainer that it is best to eat the same foods everyday to form that 6-pk I want, is this true? The love handles just do not want to go away. Please help.!”
One of the misconceptions that many people have is that they can target a specific body part to remove fat from it.
The fact is that our bodies will start removing fat from the last place that we gained the fat. So if your stomach or love handles were the first place that you gained your fat then they will be the last place the fat will be removed from.
HIIT workouts are great for burning fat but what most people don’t realize is that HIIT workouts release the body fat from our fat stores but aren’t as good at burning the body fat as low intensity cardio like walking.
Try going for a 15-30 minute walk after you are done your high intensity interval training workout.
Stay away from useless abdominal exercises like situps or crunches because they are the worst for burning fat away from your belly. Cardio is much better for this.
As for eating the same foods each day to get a six pack. I suppose it would be a good way to keep you consistent with the same amount of calories each day. It would probably be more of a hassle having to make yourself something different then the rest of your family is eating.
I usually try to change up my meals each day. Usually breakfasts are the same each day. A lot of it has to do with the amount of calories in vs out.
Foods to stay away from would be:
- artificial trans fats from margarines, shortening, and hydrogenated oils that are in most processed foods and deep fried foods.
- high fructose corn syrup, which is in almost all sweetened products on the market.
Good sources are all nuts and seeds, nut butters, avocados, olive oil, eggs, coconuts.
It will take time but once your body fat goes low enough your love handles will disappear.
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