Love handles is the nickname for fat storage above your hip bone.
WEIGHT VERSUS BODY FAT
The amount of people who are overweight is continuing to grow and doesn’t show signs of slowing down.
Just because people have a healthy BMI doesn’t mean you have healthy levels of fat itself. In short, this means you don’t have to be
You must look at your fat percentage.
Central obesity means that you store fat around the abdomen, and it is “the most relevant risk factor” for metabolic syndrome.
Now, insulin resistance is when your cells become less sensitive to insulin (Insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas which is responsible for getting sugar out of the blood). High levels of insulin and glucose in the blood are highly correlated with the level of fat you store on your suprailiac.
This means that the more sugar that is in your blood the more fat you are going to store on your stomach.
THE GLYCEMIC INDEX
Glycemic Index diet promotes fat loss through eating foods with a low GI. This, in turn, regulates your blood sugar, lowering the hormone which has been proven to inhibit fat loss and increase fat storage, insulin. Search for more GI foods if you are more interested in this.
TRAINING FOR INSULIN SENSITIVITY
You can lose fat through healthy eating and a lack of exercise, but there is no question that there will be limits to where you can get to and that proper training will speed the process up dramatically. “Similarly to insulin, a single bout of exercise increases the rate of glucose uptake into the contracting skeletal muscles”. This makes exercise a crucial strategy for fast fat loss.
Types of training will have varying effects on insulin sensitivity. You should aim to perform growth hormone (GH) stimulating workouts as growth hormone and insulin are shown to be inversely correlated.
Insulin is clearly a double edged sword. It is extremely anabolic and can help you build muscle but also is one of the most over stimulated hormones which inevitably results in fat storage.
Now you can understand how improvements in insulin are crucial for obtaining the abs you strive for.