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Love Handles Workout for Vegans (+ Quick Workout Video) ⏰

Are you a vegan looking to get rid of those pesky love handles?

Well, you’re about to experience an epic love handles workout for vegans!

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Yes, I made this workout just for you. πŸ’ƒπŸ½

This love handles workout for vegans is here to help you tone and tighten your midsection, all while following a plant-based lifestyle.

You’ll be doing a combo of targeted exercises you can pair with your wholesome vegan diet.

Yes, it is possible to achieve the body you’ve always wanted.

You just have to make sure your vegan meals are right for you and you are consistent with your workout routine.

Get ready to sweat, strengthen, and say goodbye to those love handles once and for all!

Love Handles Workout for Vegans: How this Workout Works

This workout works by focusing on the efficiency of your movements to produce a higher calorie burn with less effort.

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This is achieved through sequencing a special selection of exercises chosen by a Certified Personal Trainer for this exact purpose of getting rid of love handles.

This workout also focuses on standing exercises only – this further enhances the efficiency of the workout and produces more effective results.

Finally, this workout deeply stimulates the core and oblique muscles that help suck in and support the waistline.

When combined with a healthy and balanced diet, this workout is wonderful to help burn fat, reduce love handles, and create a more toned waist.

Exercises in this Workout for Love Handles

Love Handles Workout for Vegans Exercise 1: candlesticks

candlesticks exercise demo

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Quick tips to do candlesticks correctly.

  • While bending on each side, make sure that you don’t go all the way down to 90 degrees
  • Distribute your weight evenly between both feet and ensure that your feet are hip-width apart. This provides a stable base of support
  • As you bend to each side, emphasize the hip hinge movement rather than rounding your back. This means keeping your back straight and keeping your hips stable as you lean sideways.
  • Keep your eyes looking straight ahead and avoid rounding or collapsing through your upper body. Maintain a slight bend in your knees for stability.
  • As you bend to the side, feel the stretch along the opposite side of your body.
  • Focus on lengthening that side while maintaining proper form.

Love Handles Workout for Vegans Exercise 2: side highs

side highs exercise demo

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Quick tips to do side highs correctly.

  • Stay on the balls of your feet (the part near your toes) so you can move from side to side swiftly and easily like the wind! whoosh
  • Don’t use too much force or effort when bringing your knee up
  • The same goes for the elbow movement; keep it smooth and flowing avoid jerky sudden movements if you can Gently touch each elbow to the opposite knee
  • Move as quickly as you can from side to side without losing your balance, rhythm, and pace Keep your core engaged as you do side highs

Love Handles Workout for Vegans Exercise 3: horse stance push with modification

horse stance push with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do horse stance push with modification correctly.

  • Make sure you have a very nice wide stable base with your legs
  • As you push forward, focus on engaging your core muscles by pulling them in while continuing to breathe
  • Keep your shoulders as relaxed as possible to avoid excess tension in the upper body.
  • Breathe steadily throughout the exercise, inhaling deeply as you prepare to push and exhaling as you exert force.
  • Maintain a controlled and deliberate pace, focusing on the quality of each movement rather than speed.
  • Visualize pushing through resistance or obstacles as you extend your arms forward
  • Keep a slight bend in your knees throughout the exercise
  • Make sure you have a very nice wide stable base with your legs
  • As you push forward, focus on engaging your core muscles by pulling them in while continuing to breathe
  • Keep your shoulders as relaxed as possible to avoid excess tension in the upper body.
  • Breathe steadily throughout the exercise, inhaling deeply as you prepare to push and exhaling as you exert force.
  • Maintain a controlled and deliberate pace, focusing on the quality of each movement rather than speed.
  • Visualize pushing through resistance or obstacles as you extend your arms forward
  • Keep a slight bend in your knees throughout the exercise

Love Handles Workout for Vegans Exercise 4: knee catches with low impact modification

knee catches with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do knee catches with low impact modification correctly.

  • Make sure you balance properly on your feet; avoiding standing flat-footed
  • Keep your arms at around waist level
  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart when doing knee catches
  • Maintain a straight back and keep your eyes facing forward Relax your neck and shoulders as much as possible there is no need to hold any tension in these areas as you move your legs As you lift each knee, be sure to shift your weight to balance your body properly

Love Handles Workout for Vegans Exercise 5: v crunches

v crunches exercise demo

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Quick tips to do v crunches correctly.

  • Focus on engaging and activating your lower abs, upper abs, and deep core muscles as you perform the movement.
  • This can be achieved by consciously pulling your belly button towards your spine during the contraction.
  • Avoid bending your knees in order to go down.
  • Pay close attention to your balance during the exercise. Distribute your weight evenly between both feet to maintain stability.
  • Don’t twist yourself completely in one direction, make sure that you turn halfway through each side.
  • It’s important to rely on muscle control and avoid using momentum to perform the V crunches.

3 Love Handles Tips for Vegans

Try Mindful Eating

Practicing mindful eating can help reduce love handles.

Eating mindfully just means eating slowly and with intention.

This was (still is) a hard one for me personally but I try my best each meal.

In the beginning of my mindful eating journey, I actually had to set a timer to force myself to chew more. πŸ˜…

Some people recommend chewing each bite 30 times before swallowing.

It’s definitely a worthy goal to aspire to when eating more mindfully.

By eating mindfully, it is easier to pay attention to hunger and fullness cues. It also helps us to pay attention to the emotions driving us to eat particular foods.

This way, we make conscious choices about the food we eat. Instead of automatic, subconscious ones.

Do 30 Minutes of Structured Exercise

Do your best to get in at least 30 minutes of structured exercise everyday (except your rest days).

This can be anything from belly fat workouts to love handles workouts.

The main thing is to have a dedicated 30 minutes to structured exercise.

In addition to this, if you have time, incorporate other forms of movement into your day like walking, stretching, cycling or swimming.

Although any movement is better than no movement at all, 30 minutes of dedicated time for a structured workout is the gold standard for maintaining consistency.

And consistency is the King, Queen, Bishop, and Jury when it comes to losing love handles (or any kind of fat).

We have to stay consistent with our workouts to see results.

Skip These Types of Carbs

Refined carbohydrates include white bread, white pasta, hard candy, gas station food, grocery store donuts, and more.

These foods contribute to weight gain and storage of fat as love handles.

Instead, of these foods, it’s best to choose whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread.

These whole grain foods provide more fiber, nutrients, and support the body in losing love handles.

Love Handles Workout for Vegans Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are love handles just body fat?

Yes, love handles are indeed just body fat with a twist.

The primary difference between love handles and regular body fat is the specific location of love handles fat.

Love handles are pockets of excess fat that are deposited underneath the skin.

They are visible as roles on the sides of the waist in both men and women.

The twist is that love handles are also influenced by genetics, hormonal changes, and lifestyle choices.

A fun thing to know about love handles is that they actually serve a function.

Love handles help with insulation (so you don’t get cold as easily). They help protect internal organs and they also serve as energy storage.

The lifestyle factors that can encourage love handles are excess consumtion of simple sugars (things like cookies, donuts, and ice-cream), insufficient sleep, not enough exercise, or a combination of all of these.

How long does it take to lose love handles?

Give yourself a minimum of four weeks to start to see visible results.

The exact time it will take varies from person to person, but in my experience as a personal trainer, the average time you need to SEE changes is about four weeks.

πŸ””Keep in mind that changes are happening in your body before this 4 week mark – especially if you’re doing my workouts.

People that do my workouts FEEL a difference immediately from the very first workout.

So exercise patience, stay consistent and you will see your love handles start to reduce.

And since 4 weeks is just the average, some people start to see results faster than that. While others see results a bit later.

Some of the factors that influence how quickly you see results are your current body weight, body fat percentage, steps taken per day, genetics, hormones. macros, quantity of food consumed on a daily basis, sleep quality, and more.

Of all these factors, the top 3 things you can control are diet, exercise and stress.

What are the best foods to eat or avoid to reduce love handles?

Basically anything that doesn’t taste good. πŸ˜‚

But really, eat the things your grandma would tell you to eat (but not eat herself) LOL

You want

  • lean proteins – like chicken breast – not thighs
  • complex cabs – like brown rice – not white
  • healthy fats – like avocado – not cheese burgers
  • fruits – like apples, oranges, bananas
  • vegetables – like spinach, carrots, bokchoy
  • water – and lots of it

These are the types of foods that keep your body stable and balanced so that you are not inflamed.

They help you recover well from your daily stressors. And they help your body to avoid storing excess fat in your stomach and waist.

How do I know if I have love handles?

Good news! If you’re not sure if you have love handles, then most likely you don’t have them.

But if you want to be SUPER sure, put on a fitted bodysuit and look in the mirror.

If there are 2 or more bumps on the sides of the bodysuit, then you probably have love handles.

If there are no bumps then you don’t have love handles.

Please don’t pinch your waist to do this test. Let’s leave that for the ladies in stock photos.

How can I prevent love handles from coming back?

The best way to prevent love handles from coming back is by having standards in 3 core areas of your life.

These three core areas are. Exercise, food, and sleep.

As an example, these are the standards that I personally follow:

1️⃣ Exercise: My standard is to be active for a minimum of 5 minutes for every hour that I am awake

This means I try to avoid long stretches of sitting at my computer without getting up.

2️⃣ Food: My standard is to have 80 – 90% of my produce unprocessed and organic.

This means, given a choice between organic red peppers and conventionally grown red peppers, I’ll probably choose the organic.

3️⃣ Sleep: My standard is to aim for 8 hours of sleep every night.

This means I don’t scroll on TikTok or any social media after I’ve taken my evening shower.

At this point, I should disclose that I never hit all my standards perfectly everyday.

But I’ve noticed that the quality of my life and the fitness of my body is so much better when I have these standards compared to when I don’t.

I found that having standards is easily the best way to make permanent changes in the way we exercise, eat and sleep.

And once these 3 areas are in good order, love handles will successfully be prevented from coming back.

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Vegans)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for vegans in this post.

Regardless of the option you choose, please be sure to do a thorough warm up and cool down.

Here’s a good multi-purpose warm up that most people can easily do.

  • 20 sec jumping jacks
  • 20 sec squats
  • 20 sec lunges

Do twice.

For your cool down, I recommend doing your favorite gentle streches for at least 5 minutes.

Love Handles Workout for Vegans Workout Video (Option 1):

Do you want to try a follow along love handles workout?

Simply press play on the video below.

It’s only 10 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: 10 Min No Equipment Back Workout || Lose Back Fat, Underarm Flab & Bra Bulge – At Home Routine

Love Handles Workout for Vegans (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced love handles workout for vegans workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Vegans: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Vegans-candlesticks exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Vegans-side highs exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Vegans-horse stance push with modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Vegans-knee catches with low impact modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Vegans-v crunches exercise
 
Disclaimer: This or any other exercise program may result in injury. Always consult your doctor / physician before beginning this or any other workout or exercise program. By performing any of the exercises in this program or on this site, you agree to the full disclaimer and assume ALL risks of injury from doing so. Koboko Fitness is NOT responsible or liable for any injury or loss you may sustain by participating in this workout or any exercise program. Read the full disclaimer here before you begin.

Workout Instructions (1/2)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 10 second break between each exercise.

  1. candlesticks
  2. side highs
  3. horse stance push with modification
  4. knee catches with low impact modification
  5. v crunches

Workout Instructions (2/2)

Once you complete all the exercises above as explained, take a 1 minute break, then repeat the exercises as follows

  1. v crunches
  2. knee catches with low impact modification
  3. horse stance push with modification
  4. side highs
  5. candlesticks

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your love handles workout for vegans workout is complete!

Want another workout? Try this love handles workout.

A few things to note:

  • Whenever there are 2 exercises shown side by side, one is a lower impact modification. Always go with the lower impact version if you are a beginner or have not exercised in a long time.
  • If I show an exercise that you do one leg (or arm) at a time, do the leg (or arm) shown for 15 seconds. Then do your other leg (or arm) for the remaining 15 seconds.

It’s easier for me to show you how to do it with just one arm or leg in this post. But if you’re doing my full-length follow along Premium workout videos, I always show both sides of every exercise.

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