What are love handles?

Love handles
Love handles Image source : The healthy Mummy UK

Skin that extends outward from the buttocks is referred to as “love handles.” Love handles can become more prominent when worn with tight clothing, although they are not caused only by tight clothing. They are signs of excessive fat buildup around the hips and abdomen.

Fat retention is the fundamental cause of love handles. In general, fat cells form when your body consumes too many calories or when you do not burn as many calories as you consume. As fat cells collect in particular locations, such as around your waist and hips, they might become visible over time.

Factors that contribute to love handle formation include hormones, especially, too much cortisol, age (belly fat accumulation is particularly common as you get older), lack of physical activity, a diet high in fats, sugars, and high-calorie foods, sleep deprivation, etc.

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