How To Lose Thigh Fat (For Women!)
Ever since the fad of the “thigh gap” girls are more set on losing the inner thigh weight than ever. Losing thigh fat can be extremely tough, though! For some girls it’s the hardest place to lose fat from altogether. The thighs seem to hold onto more fat than most other parts of your body and can even make your body look disproportionate. Thigh fat can become a very irritating problem if it gets to the point that it’s causing chaffing while you walk, leading to pain. Don’t worry, though! That pesky area is easier to slim down than you think, it just takes the right kind of diet, exercise and determination.
Step 1: Start Cutting Back
Start on the path to skinny thighs by first cutting out all of the things that are going to prevent you from losing that weight. Cut back on or cut out these : Sugar, trans fat, excess salt, white enriched foods, processed foods and carbohydrates. Especially cut out salt! Salt is one of the worst consumables when it comes to water retention. Excessive amounts cause a lot of water retention in places you’d rather not have them(Like your thighs!!) One of the main reason for bigger thighs is that they are known for hanging to unwanted water weight. After you’ve cut out or reduced the bad calories and foods that cause your thighs trouble, start incorporating healthy foods. I’m sure you hear this from every weight-loss blog, but eat more veggies! Well, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean protein. Protein is a great source to help you build up muscles. That’s exactly what you need when slimming your thighs down!
Step 2: Exercise
I bet you saw that one coming, huh? Of course! You do not want to starve yourself to get result. If you want long-lasting, healthy results, you need to exercise. The question is: What kind of exercise works best for losing thigh fat? Full body exercise is good for losing weight anywhere and if you plan on trying to slim your inner thighs, plan on slimming everything. Also, focus on lower body exercise.
Use these more specific exercises you can do to tone thighs: Lunges, scissor kicks, leg kicks, leg lifts and squats. Try doing exercises involving a medicine ball, too.
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most effective ways you can burn off those unwanted calories! Try kickboxing, dancing,(Zumba!), bicycling, swimming, running or stairs. Get your heart pumping to get the calories off. You are going to need to burn off more calories than you burn if you want to lose weight.
Step 3: Stay Hydrated
No, not with soda or juice, with water. Water, water, water! Drink lots of it. Water is the healthiest drink choice, especially if you’re going to be exercising. It will help you lose weight faster, too. Drink a full glass of water before each meal. Doing this will help keep you from over-eating!
Also, drink green tea. Green tea has all the right stuff in it to help keep fat from being absorbed by your body. It slows down the process and is a fat fighting wonder!
Step 4: Count Your Calories
Like I mentioned earlier, you need to burn more calories than you take in. You should aim to burn off at least 500 calories a day. Once you’re used to that you can shed anywhere from 500-900. Cut back on the calories your letting in everyday and alter your diet. You can use an actual calorie counter to figure out how much you should be consuming to lose the amount of weight you’re aiming for. It’s recommended to only start off trying to lose 1/2 lb. a week and if necessary, you can go up more once your body has adjusted to the new routine.
Step 5: Build Muscle
Remember how protein helps you build muscle? Good, keep that in mind as you tone your thighs. Losing weight is good, but toning while doing so is even better! Not only will you get thinner thighs, but you’ll get definition and firmness, too!
Step 6: Plan Your Meals
Keep almonds or any kind of nuts around as a snack instead of chips. Nuts have a lot of fiber in them and they will keep you fuller for much longer. Anything with fiber will, including veggies and fruits. Don’t eat so much that you get full. You want to stop eating just before that point to keep your stomach from over-extending. Don’t skip any meals, either. Actually, you should eat 5 or 6 small meals a day. Your biggest meal should be breakfast! That’s the meal that keeps your body running for the day and it gives you the right kind of calories to burn off until your next meal.
Step 7: Stay Confident and Determined
Don’t let yourself get down if you don’t lose weight as quickly as you’d like. Some lose it faster than others. It takes work and time. Try to stay focused by setting a goal of how much fat you want to see come off of your thighs. Don’t stop eating to do this, either and keep in mind, no matter how big or small your thighs are, you are beautiful!