How to Lose Weight in Your Thighs | I know that’s been the part of my body that’s held onto extra fat over the years. And cellulite?
Don’t even get me started! Losing weight in your thighs can be a real challenge, especially if you’re a woman. Most men have strong legs and tend to gather excess fat around their midsection. Women, on the other hand, tend to have vulnerable spots in and around the thigh area. That said, I’d like to offer you all some sage advice on how to lose weight in your thighs.
There’s no such thing as spot-reducing
Targeting specific parts of the body in terms of losing weight in those areas isn’t really possible. You can’t really pick a specific spot (like your thighs) and say, now, that’s where I want to lose weight! What you have to do is lose weight all over your body. Once you start losing weight all over, you’ll see excess weight leave the areas where they need to leave. For example, if you’re holding onto extra weight in the thigh areas, once you take the appropriate steps to lose weight, you’re naturally going to see the extra thigh fat go away. It’s that simple!
While all of us have fat all over the body, women, in particular, tend to hold onto fat around the thigh area. I know this is my vulnerable spot when it comes to weight gain. For this reason, I’m particularly interested in this topic.
Cut out the simple carbohydrates
Simple carbs include bread, pasta, cookies, cakes and candies. These are the foods that actually contribute to weight gain. By cutting out these simple carbs we’re making more room in our diet for the foods that help us lose weight. Complex carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats are the best types of foods for overall weight loss. The next time you go grocery shopping, simply avoid the aisles of packed and processed simple carbs. Stick to the outer aisles of the store which typically contain whole foods.
Hydrate throughout the day
Drinking enough water is one of the easiest things you can do to lose weight around your thighs. I suggest carrying a big water bottle with you and sipping from it intermittently throughout the day. Drinking lots of water throughout the day flushes out toxins from the body, as well as excess fluids and excess salt, which naturally gets rid of the bloating that so often happens when we’re dehydrated. I know this sounds weird, but not drinking enough water makes us more bloated than drinking lots of water.
Make sure you’re getting plenty of cardio into your workout routine
Putting your body through regular cardiovascular workouts will definitely contribute to losing weight in your thighs. When you get the heart pumping and the blood flowing, you also lose weight in the thighs by burning excess calories and excess fat. Cardio exercise also reduces bloating by flushing out excess fluids. The more calories you burn, the more likely you are to lose weight in your thighs. So take those cardio workouts to the next level and watch that thigh weight melt away.