Lose those love handles
No matter your nickname for the curves around the waistline and lower back, a spare tire or (the more pleasant-sounding) love handles are the top trouble spot for many women and men. Here are ways to reduce the appearance of belly fat and get rid of love handles without a single crunch or sit-up.
Take the high road
When choosing pants and skirts, opt for a high-waist style that will hide any excess fat around the middle. Mid-rise styles can also do the trick, but just make sure the waistline isn’t so low that it cuts into – and therefore, highlights – any unflattering bulges.
Talk to your doc
If you eat relatively healthy and move your body on a regular basis, the scale shouldn’t shift too much. If you notice your waistband getting inexplicably tighter or you’re gaining weight without lifestyle changes, schedule a visit with your doctor to rule out hormonal imbalances (like for instance, these health problems can be blamed on a thyroid problem), other health concerns, or to evaluate whether a change in medication could help you lose your love handles.