Tuesday, June 10, 2008

How To Get Rid of Love Handles

I have never had much of a problem with excess body weight, or with 'love handles' in particular. But I got an email from Travis Sago and he suggested I write on 'How To Get Rid of Love Handles.'

"Weight Loss" is BIG business (no pun intended). Part of the problem is diet, part is lifestyle (lack of exercise) and part is psychological. It's no secret that Americans dine on garbage ... stuff that is really not all that nutritious. It's also no secret that our lifestyles are a lot more sedentary. With our short attention spans, we want to take one pill one time to solve the problem, whether it be skin problems, depression, or even excess weight. Unfortunately, those solutions have only one noticeable benefit: wealth and job security for the pill sellers.

It's been suggested that one of the problems with 'weight loss' is the phrasing. When you 'lose' something -- your car keys, your wallet, your term paper -- you usually set out to find it. So simply changing the phrase from 'weight loss' to 'weight release' changes the mindset. Those 'love handles' are NOT YOU. They don't belong on you, and they don't belong to you. So release them, let them go. And then don't go trying to find them or replace them.

No one needs to buy a book or see a doctor to learn that broccoli is harder on love handles than candy corn. There is lots of information (and some malicious dis-information) on the web or in the library. One concept that made sense to me (for overall health, not just weight loss) is the idea of eating according to your blood type. This information is presented by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. Unfortunately, a lot of the foods he doesn't recommend for my blood type are on my favorites list. In addition, if you have people in your family with different blood types, you wind up with either a short list of foods you can all eat, or you compromise the system.

One person who applies science to both diet (for health) and lifestyle/exercise (for fitness) is Tom Venuto. Folks who are serious about losing those 'love handles' will often try all the free stuff, listen to their friends and co-workers, and ricochet from one program or diet plan to another with no results. Tom understands this subject and guarantees his results.

For someone who just wants to get rid of love handles quickly without getting into condition, the Fat Loss 4 Idiots program might be just the ticket. I think this 'for idiots' thing has been beaten to death, and the suggestion that love handles are a sign of mental deficiency is an unkindness that heavy people should not have to endure. BUT -- the program guarantees a 9-lb loss every eleven days... safely. Nothing bizarre or extreme, some encouragement, some education, and a manageable program (you can do almost ANYTHING if it only lasts 9 days). You'll know in plenty of time whether the approach works for you or not.

So, if you want to know how to get rid of love handles, this information could be just what you need. Summer's almost here and it's a great time to get back in shape.

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