Love Handles Meaning (Definition) and How To Get Rid of Them

Many here do not know what’s love handles and what it means. So now I am going to say what is the actual love handle meaning.

So please read the complete article till the end because I think half knowledge is much harmful as compare to zero knowledge.

Love handles meaning (mean/definition) and what are love handles ?

The love handles is a area on the skin that is above your hips and a area along the abdominal. When you wear tight clothes, your love handle become visible and look bad.

Love handles men and women are all have. But it depends on your body fat percentage and the size of your lovehandle varies on it.

What causes love handles ?

Many do not know what is the reason for the love handles and also do not know how it happens.

So, now I am going to tell you some of the love handles causes which will give you some idea of the actual reason for your love handles.

1. The extra calories you consume every day in addition to your maintenance calories are all stored in your mid section.

This is the process by which your body stores your extra calories in the form of fats.

2.  Now second reasons it may be genetics if you are already at 15 percent body fat and you have visible abs but still you have those love handle.

Then you need to check in your family that genetically your body shape or body structure is not the same, genetically you are more likely to store fat on the sides of your waist line.

If that happened then it would be a little difficult to remove the love handles 100 %.

3. Cortisol is one of the reason for your love handles. Cortisol is like a nuclear weapon, it is super volatile if it is pointed in the right direction it is awesome and it actually helps you burn tons of fat.

But if it is pointed in the wrong direction it causes you to store tons of belly fat. So, too much cortisol causes your love handles.

4. One of the reasons for the love handle is to lack of physical activity.

5. One of the most important things that many people do not know and because of this many people have the problem of love handle is not sleep on time and not getting enough sleep.

Foods that cause love handles

You can stay away from these. The foods that I am talking about now are sugar, salt, fats, carbohydrates, fast foods and other foods that are high in calories like pizza, burgers, pastries and many more.

The more you stay away from these, the better for you because when you eat these kinds of high calorie foods, these high calories are converted into fats and move to different parts of your body such as your love handle, belly area, hips, neck and thighs.

So best of all, you stay away from these foods which are the causes of Love Handles.

How to reduce Love handle stretch marks ?

Stretch marks occur when a person gains weight or loses weight in a very short period of time.

This is because when you do weight loss or weight gain in a very short period of time, your skin gets stretched and stretch marks appear on different parts of your body like love handles, belly, chest and thighs.

I have seen a lot of people say that if you apply this cream you will see that your stretch marks will go away but I want to say one thing now that stretch marks never go away naturally it is permanent.

But here are some procedures that can help you reduce your stretch marks, such as plastic surgery and laser treatment.

Medical term for love handles 

Some forms of plastic surgery are sometimes used to reduce fat from a specific area of the body depending on the patient. One of the most popular procedures is liposuction.

During the surgery, the surgeon first gives you an injection into your targeted area, such as your hip, neck and your abdominal area.

Then they remove the fat cells from your target area by tapping the cannula into a small hole in your target area.

Liposuction is not for everyone, liposuction is recommended only for those who are a little fat and whose body fat percentage is around 30 percent.

There is another procedure called bariatric procedure. There are 4 types of bariatric procedures :-

  1. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.
  2. Roux En Y or Gastric Bypass.
  3. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band.
  4. Laparoscopic Biliary Pancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch.

These are the most common procedure for weight loss but the two most popular procedure are Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux En Y or Gastric Bypass.

According to the European Journal, these surgeries are suitable for patients those BMI above of 35 or 40.

And if a patient has a BMI below 35 and has health related issues such as diabetes, blood pressure, joint pain and infertility, then these surgeries are allowed to be performed in those patients.

Q & A

Q. Why are they called love handles ?

Ans. Love Handle is a nick name. In fact, the original name of Love Handles is Belly Fat or Side Fat.

The side fat is an area on the skin that is above your hips and an area along the abdominal so many people call it a love handles.

Q. Are love handles genetic ?

Ans. Yes, it may be genetics if you are already at 15 percent body fat and you have visible abs but still you have those love handle.

Then you need to check in your family that genetically your body shape or body structure is not the same, genetically you are more likely to store fat on the sides of your waist line.

Q. Are Love Handles attractive?

Ans. In my opinion, yes it is attractive only in the case of women, but it depends on the peoples, some people find the love handle attractive and some people do not find it attractive.

A love handle is something that makes you look more beautiful if it is in the limit and if it is out of the limit it will definitely look bad.

Q. Do love handles go away?

Ans. Yes the love handle goes away if you maintain a proper diet. Proper diet means if you are in a calorie deficit and do a proper workout such as fat burning some workout and weight lifting as well.

Q. Can I lose my love handles in a month?

Ans. No it is not possible, if you are in calorie deficit and do proper workout 6 days a week then you will see some results in 1 month but your love handles will not go away completely.

It will take a time for your love handle to go completely. If you are in a continuous calorie deficit, it may take 3 months, 6 months and even 1 year for your love handles to go. But it will never go away completely in 1 month.

Q. Are love handles normal?

Ans. Yes, this is normal but it will depend on your current body fat percentage. If your current body fat percentage is above 20% then it is normal.

If your current body fat percentage near 9 to 11 percent, then it is not normal.

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