How to Lose Weight in Your Thighs
Simple ways to slimmer thighs
While we’d all love to burn fat in just one target area, unfortunately, our bodies don’t work like that. Luckily we have a few tips and tricks for you to reduce your overall body fat and tone up those thighs!
What you eat matters
First step: look at your diet. What you use to fuel your body directly affects whether your body stores that energy as fat or muscle. Some easy ways to a healthier diet:
- Reduce your salt intake. Excess salt leads to bloating.
- Increase your water intake. Your brain can’t tell the difference between hunger and thirst: drink water before heading for the snack cabinet.
- Reduce your carbohydrate intake to 1-2 servings per day. Focus on whole grains like wheat, brown rice, quinoa, and lentils.
- Eat more vegetables and lean proteins like chicken and turkey.
Get to work!
Once you’ve got your diet on track, it’s time to move that body. A combination of cardiovascular training and weight-lifting will help you slim down and tone up.
Cardio is the best fat burning exercise out there.
Aim for 30-45 minutes of activity 3-4 times per week. You should be able to maintain your pace but be sweating and unable to hold a conversation.
For muscle tone, you’ll need to do some weight training. You can use your body weight alone or add weights. Lighter weights and more reps will ensure you don’t bulk up.
Squats: Stand with your feet a little wider than hip-width apart. Slowly lower your butt until it is even with your knees. Keep your knees behind your toes and your weight in your heels. Lift up your big toe to help maintain form.
Wide-leg squats: Stand with your feet double the width of your hips, toes turned out, and knees in line with your toes. Keeping your chest up and back straight, squat down and straighten up, keeping your knees in line with your toes.
Single leg lunges: Stand with your feet together, step one foot forward and sink down. Both legs should be bent at 90 degrees, and your front knee should be behind your toe. Slowly step back, bringing your front foot back to your rear foot.