How to get rid of love handles

How to get rid of love handles: surgical intervention

Liposuction

Liposuction, or to use the proper medical jargon term for it, lipoplasty is an elective form of surgery that is classified as “cosmetic” by virtue of the fact that the procedure itself provides no appreciable improvement to the overall health or wellbeing of the patient who undergoes the procedure.

Initially, it was thought that the usage of lipoplasty could improve the overall health of the patient.

Abdominal fat deposits have been associated with a myriad of significant and high-risk health complications including the impairment of insulin production within the liver, as well as the onset of insulin impairment whereby the insulin present in the blood can no longer regulate the sugar in the bloodstream as effectively as it once did.

In a study published within the New England Journal of Medicine, there were a total of fifteen females all of which were obese. Seven of the participants suffered from type 2 diabetes.

The lipolasty surgery was successful in each and every individual case, achieving a reduction in the amount of subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue present within the body by as much as 44% for the participants who were not afflicted with the diabetes type 2. The participants who did have the condition experienced a reduction in the amount of subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue present within the body by 28%.

When the participants to the study were examined once again to determine the relative sensitivity of the insulin secretions of the various internal organs; as well as the risk of cardiovascular pathologies arising; there was no appreciable difference whatsoever between the recorded figures before and after the surgical procedure had taken place.

Therefore, although the lipoplasty is indeed relatively effective at achieving the excising and reduction of the circumference of the waist as well as the volume of subcutaneous fat and visceral fat, the risks associated with such excess weight remain static.

As such, if the objective of the patient undergoing the lipoplasty procedure is solely for aesthetic purposes then the procedure will provide a measure of relief.

Aerobic exercise to remove love handles

Recent studies have identified that the actual degree of success for the attainment of weight loss and the removal of excess fat deposits around the body is limited. In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a total of 58 obese participants were required to commit to and undertake a 3 month exercise regime which would consist solely of aerobic exercise. For the purposes of precision, no modifications were made to the diets of the participants at any time during the study.

At the end of the three month deadline, the results were fairly lacklustre with an average reduction in the weight of the participants hovering at the 7 lbs. mark.

This study has been very enlightening indeed because it shatters the widely held view that has been the party line for a considerable numbers of years and that is namely; that aerobic exercise will provide the exerciser with the so called “after burner” effect.

The after burner effect was the apparent phenomena whereby the exerciser would experience a significant surge in the efficiency and rate of which their metabolism operated at  which in turn would directly translate into an optimized fat burning process.

These findings were further supported by virtue of an independent experiment conducted within the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine and this experiment included two very different groups of people:

  • Athletes well-versed in endurance events
  • Obese individuals whose level of exercise was minimal

Both groups of test subjects would be required to spend one full day in a laboratory space designated as a calorimeter; with no physical exertion so as to provide a base figure from which further studies could be conducted; and another full day which involved an hour being devoted to riding a bicycle.

The conclusion of the experiment was that the after burner effect would arise only when high intensity and short bursts of resistance training was introduced as opposed to aerobic exercise activities.

Appetite suppressants

Phentemine (Phen375)

One of the active ingredients contained within Phentemine is Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) which itself happens to be a naturally occurring hormone that is both present and synthesised within the human body; specifically, the adrenal glands as well as the brain.

The function of DHEA is to regulate and control the weight gain process and it is noteworthy that people age the level of DHEA present within their body as well as the ability of the body to produce it is no longer as robust or effective as it once was. As a consequence, there is a very strong correlation and causal relationship between aging and an increase in weight gain.

Although DHEA has a number of other functions as well, one of the most directly pertinent of its effects with regards to the removal of love handles is that when DHEA is present within the body it will help to inhibit the production and efficiency of an enzyme that itself cause lipids (fats) to be absorbed by the body.

How to get rid of love handles: the emotional component

Self-auditing/increasing self-analysis

One of leading causes of abdominal fat or love handles to use the colloquial term is comfort and binge eating on the part of the person; and typically this is a learned behaviour that has been repeated so many times that it has now become accepted as routine and normal.

By using self-auditing, such as keeping a food journal or diary this will provide the dieter with a much stronger chance of being able to accurately, objectively and effectively identify the various triggers in their life that serve as a prompt for them to engage in an eating binge.

Taking this one step further, when the dieter has identified these flashpoints, they are then in a stronger position to identify alternative strategies for resolving these difficulties amicably and without undue pressure which should take the pressure off their waist line.

How to get rid of love handles is a topic that is constant struggle for so many of us.