Endless crunches, hours of cardio, and years of torturing yourself — yet, you still
have those nagging love handles.
Now, I know that there is more to you than your physical body. But I also know that
until you believe that, too, your body shape will affect your confidence and dampen
your beautiful spirit.
Stop trying to spot reduce your body to perfection — it doesn’t work. However,
trimming down your waistline and saying goodbye to your love handles is
The secret is to expand your efforts from exercise alone to a targeted, 3‐pronged
approach that includes stress reduction and dietary improvements.
Here are 9 Whole Life approaches to trim down your love handles in no time:
Diet: The number one factor keeping your love handles from budging is the foods
you eat. Here are the 3 most important tips you need to follow to achieve a svelte
1. Cut out processed sugar, refined flours, and sodas.
2. Cut out alcohol.
3. Cut out trans fats, fried foods, and poor quality meats.
Stress: Reduce the fat‐storing effects of cortisol, your stress hormone, by altering
your perception of — and reaction to — stressful situations and you will begin to
release emotional weight that magically slims your physical body as well:
1. Exchange destructive thoughts and words for constructive ones.
2. Meditate and breathe deep.
3. Journal or talk to someone.
Exercise: Increase your metabolism and build muscle to facilitate a greater caloric
burn all day plus make time for fun, rejuvenating activities. Studies are finding that
the spirit of play is critical to stress reduction and lasting weight release:
1. Short burst intervals
2. Weight training
3. Fun activities