New Haven (WTNH) - Fitness expert Lisa Lynn stopped by Sunday to answer the milliondollar fitness question: how do you get rid of love handles?
Here's what Lisa says about the steps you need to take:
There are tons of workouts as well as diets on the market, butnot all of them are created for fat/weight loss. It is veryimportant that you are clear on exactly what your goals are. Anyonecan lose weight but not everyone loses fat while losing weight. Ilike to have people thinking leaner not lighter, because there is avery specific way that you need to eat and train in order to getrid of those stubborn fat deposits, a.k.a. the last 5 pounds. Ifyou have been losing weight but you haven't been very good aboutgetting into the gym, now is the time to get moving.
Here are three things that you absolutely must do if you'reserious about losing those love handles or the last 5-10pounds!
1. You must eat clean 80% of the time. In order for you tolose those fat deposits you need to eat clean in order to starvethe fat cells so that they leave! You need to feed the muscles andstarve the fat. This means that your sources of protein need to bevirtually fat free. The best sources are fat free low carb proteinshakes, egg whites (no yolks),skinless turkey or chickenbreasts,and any kind of fish. Stay away from red meat, as well aspork or ground meat unless you have your own 97% lean meat ground.You also have to watch your starchy carb intake. I suggest eatinglots of leafy greens and very little starchy carbs such as pasta,bread, potatoes, etc especially after 3 p.m. Eating these foodsearly in the day allows your body to digest and burn them offinstead of storing them in that love handle area.
2. Supplement for fat loss! This is more important than yourealize to get rid of unwanted stubborn fat.
This is that extra push your body needs to get a kick startto burn that love handle fat. Think of it as going to work withouttools like computers or pens. You need tools to help you lose fat,especially if you are one of those people who's body just doesn'twant to shed fat. However, not all supplements are geared for fatloss; in fact some supplements may actually cause you hold onto fatbecause it will feed those fat cells so they will never leave. Allof these new age supplements that are good for health may notalways be good for fat loss. Something that may be in yoursupplements to be on the lookout for are essential fats that claimthey will promote fat loss. These may do just the opposite becauseyou are already eating fat everyday in your diet and you need toknow how much is right for your body. You should also be on thelookout in your kitchen for oils that are used for cooking or insalad dressings, as well things like nuts, cheeses and flax seeds.The good fat loss supplements make sure your body uses fat as fuelby bringing it into the cells to be used as fuel, or acting as a"mop" that mops or cleans up excess fats by absorbing fat like asponge.
3. Get moving in the gym! If your fat loss has stalled youneed to take a good look at your current program.
You should be looking closely at what you are eating, as wellas how much. You need to be lifting weights at least three times aweek, but you also need to increase your cardio workouts to as manydays as you can get in. I of course suggest seven days a week, butthe most important point here is that you need to do more than youare currently doing right now. Start out by adding an extra day; ifadding an extra day isn't possible be sure to add more time/minutesonto your current cardio session.
Clean Eating + Supplements + Exercise= Fat loss!
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