Losing Weight in Your Thighs can seem like an insurmountable task. While there's no way to lose weight in just one particular area of your body, it is possible to lose weight, and keep it off, across some key muscle groups... but wouldn't it be nice to lose weight in your thighs? I've consulted my personal trainer for advice on ways to lose weight in my thighs, and he's given me some very good advice. Again, you cannot lose weight in just one spot, but you can target a few key muscle groups that will help you lose weight in your thighs... ready?
1. Kick up the Cardio
Chances are, you already have a very good cardio workout, one that gets your heart thumping for forty minutes a day, four days a week. If not, it's time! And remember, you need to be a sweaty mess when you're done, or your cardio wasn't intense enough. Hop on the treadmill, take a class, hit the elliptical... go!
2. Go for an All-over Loss
In the intro, I told you a simple truth: there's no way to lose weight in just one area of your body, no way to lose weight in your thighs only. But you can go for an all-over weight loss, and that will, naturally, help you lose weight in your thighs... and butt... and tummy... all over!
3. Target Your Legs and Core
When you're exercising, add in a heavy round of core and leg exercises. That will help tone the muscles in your thighs, making them firmer and tighter... add that to your overall weight loss, and even if you're not just losing weight in your thighs, it sure will look like it!
4. Don'T Skip the Weights
Don’t' be afraid to add a couple of days of weight training into your workout routine if you want to lose weight in your thighs. I know the fear is that you'll have overly muscular legs and thighs, but unless you make that your primary focus, it's not going to happen.
5. Bear Weight
Weight-bearing exercise is important in any workout routine, especially if you want to lose weight in your thighs and legs. Weight-bearing exercises can be on the elliptical, on the treadmill, or simple running or walking outside.
6. Don'T Bear Weight
The flip side of that coin is the non wright-bearing exercise, something you'll also need. These exercises include swimming, biking, and even rowing.
7. Avoid High-Carb, High-Fat Foods
Researchers aren't exactly sure why, but they've done studies that show foods high in calories, carbs and fats go straight to our problem areas. So if you want to lose weight in your thighs, and keep it off, avoid foods loaded with calories, carbs and fat.
8. Be Comfortable with Your Natural Shape!
Let's face it: women are curvy, naturally. That's how we're designed! If your thighs aren't as tiny as you'd like, so what? Not everyone is meant to be a size four. As long as you're healthy, embrace your womanly curves!
Remember, it's impossible to just lose weight in your thighs alone, but these tips will help you lose weight all over, including in your thighs, and tighten your legs, giving you a firmer look! Which of these tips for losing weight in your thighs will you try first? Let me know if you have another suggestion to share!