Here are some incredibly simple ways to shed that side fat

1. Bicycle Crunches!

This modified crunch targets the sides of your abdominals better, the same place that those handles sit.

2. Side plank dips

This is a variant of the plank that will make your core burn like crazy. Put your arm at a 90-degree angle (alternate between left and right side). Dip your hip 10-12 times on one side and then switch.

3. Standard plank

Again, keep your arms at a 90-degree angle, with your legs and back completely straight. Hold this position for 30 seconds at a time, with rest periods in between.

4. Stability ball plank

Again, very similar to the standard plank, the stability ball plank involves raising your legs up behind you. By combining the plank moves above, you will target all of the necessary abdominal muscles needed to burn love handles.

5. Cut 100 calories at a time, here and there

Ultimately, cutting down on extra calories is going to help in your battle against love handles as well. There are some really simple ways to cut this amount of calories:

- Cut the coffee creamer!

- Remove fries from your diet

- Ditch the daily pop (or cut down to one from the two that you likely have during the day)

6. Remove refined sugars from your diet

There are enough amazingly delicious foods to eat that are naturally sweet, like fruits and vegetables. Your body can handle these natural sugars better and is less likely to store them as fat compared to refined sugars.