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    • Sheila Mitchell-Favrin

      Get a Handle on Your Waist With a Belly Band: Been trying to hide (& ignore) those love handles behind baggy clothes? Losing excess body fat isn’t about just looking good in a bathing suit, & ignoring the fact that you may be overweight can be detrimental to your health, says Dr. Oz. “A lot of women turn a blind eye to their waist size, but that’s a dangerous mistake. Women with waists larger than ~ 32" are at risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke & cancer,” he explains.

    • Sheila Mitchell-Favrin
      • 2 years ago

      Dr. Oz recommends keeping tabs on your love handles by creating your own belly-band measuring tool at home: Place a ribbon around the center of your waist and cut it to size with a pair of scissors. “Use this band to track your waistline daily, and make sure you’re staying within the range of 32 inches or less,” says Dr. Oz. Read More Sign up for iVillage Special Offers

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