Top 7 Foods to Help You Get Rid of Love Handles

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During the cold, winter months, it’s easy to lose your bikini body. When the temperature drops, we reach for comfort foods. Though they make us feel good, they don’t always make us feel very good about our expanding waist line.

Our winter diets, combined with a sedentary lifestyle, make it easy to end up with lower belly fat. But no one wants to stop eating just to lose weight. And you don’t have to!

These seven foods are nutritious and delicious and they can help you get rid of love handles when eaten as part of a balanced diet and teamed with regular exercise. 


When it comes to weight loss, it’s important to nourish yourself and never feel deprived. As soon as you start to feel deprived, you can get frustrated and give up. Feeling deprived makes it harder to get rid of love handles.

So, make sure your diet is nutrient-dense so that you never feel hungry. One great way to feel satiated while losing your love handles is by eating eggs.

Eggs contain all nine essential amino acids and their fat content can keep you feeling full longer, while also boosting your metabolism. Since eggs are so versatile you can enjoy them in so many different ways, from fried to scrambled, from poached to baked.

Whole Grains

Whole grains, including oatmeal, are a great source of viscous fiber. What’s “viscous fiber”, you might be asking? Basically, these are fibers that bind with water to create a thick gel that your body digests more slowly.

This helps you feel fuller longer by reducing hunger. When you don’t feel hungry, you’re less likely to overeat throughout the day. By including more viscous fiber into your diet, like whole grains, you can still enjoy carbohydrates while trying to lose weight.


It might seem strange that such a tiny fruit like blueberries can help you get rid of love handles, but these potent little berries have a lot going for them. Research has found that blueberries can help to reduce belly fat and cholesterol levels, while improving glucose levels.

Always aim to eat fresh blueberries (or frozen blueberries if they’re not in season anymore). It’s never a good idea to eat sugary pastries and baked goods with “blueberries” or blueberry fillings. These products will only make it more difficult for you to lose weight and keep it off.

Coconut Oil

When you’re trying to get rid of love handles, you might be scared of fats and oils. But coconut oil is different, and your body metabolizes it differently than it does other oils.

Coconut oil is made up of mostly medium chain fatty acids, or medium chain triglycerides, and your body uses these fatty acids as energy, rather than storing them as fat. What’s more, coconut oil can kickstart your body’s fat burning process, or energy expenditure. This can help you lose unwanted belly fat, too.


Another fatty food that’s actually great for weight loss is the avocado. This tropical fruit is high in fat, but it’s a good kind of fat.

Studies are showing that the monounsaturated and oleic fatty acids within avocados can actually help to lower abdominal fat. Who would have thought that some tasty, homemade guacamole can actually help get rid of love handles?

Whole Fruits

One of the worst offenders when it comes to gaining weight is sugary drinks. They don’t satiate or fill you up, but they’re full of empty calories. This is especially true when you consider soda beverages or processed fruit juices. There’s zero fiber and only sugar, and usually it’s a low quality sugar, like high fructose corn syrup.

But that doesn’t mean you have to entirely cut out fruity foods and drinks from your diet. But instead of reaching for a bottle of sugary apple or orange juice, enjoy a piece of whole fruit instead.

Sure, you’ll still be eating some sugar, but this isn’t a serving of empty carbohydrates. Instead, you’re having fiber, carbohydrates and far more nutrients than what you’d get in a can of Cherry Coca Cola.


Fish has so many great health benefits and one of them is supporting weight loss efforts. There are so many types of fish to choose from, but the best fish you can eat to get rid of love handles are wild salmon, halibut, cod, scallops, oysters and tuna.

What do all of these fish have in common? Protein. And when your body digests protein, it burns more calories than when it simply digests carbohydrates. Protein also helps you feel fuller longer, and this can help you avoid unhealthy snacking.

And if you’re squeamish about oysters, you should give them another try. Oysters stand out as a top seafood for weight loss because they’re rich in zinc, which helps to support the hormone, leptin, in regulating appetite.

You can bake, steam or sauté fish for a satisfying meal that helps you get rid of love handles without sacrificing delicious meals.

Final Key Points...

If you’re a woman who wants to look great, feel great and eat great, include these seven top foods into your diet and say goodbye to love handles.

   Marie Therese Batt   

Marie Therese Batt is a freelance writer who explores health and wellness topics, and yes! She loves to eat and beat love handles. As a writer, Marie creates empowering and informative content to help men and women live happier and healthier lives.

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