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How To Get Thin Arms
One of the biggest problems that women (and some men) face is trying to figure out how to get thin arms. It’s a real problem and many women are afraid to try exercises for fear that it may make them too big or muscular like a professional body builder.
The question I actually get asked the most is, how to get skinny arms without building muscle? Well, in this article today I’ll go over the best ways to slim down your arms without turning you into the Incredible Hulk!
When you want to know how to make your arms thinner you should know that it ALL begins with what you eat. What you need to do is actually eat less, but eat better. On days when you don’t eat enough calories to fuel your body entirely your body will store fat to use as energy for later. If everyday becomes a day where you don’t eat enough calories then your body will start to burn excess fat for fuel. This includes your arm fat.
You don’t want to starve yourself however because then your body will start burning muscle tissue for fuel and you don’t want that. What you should do is focus on getting the nutrients your body needs to help keep you from getting constantly hungry. To do this you should focus on eating healthy, whole foods: lean meats, fish, nuts, beans, and chicken. Also, you want to focus on getting fiber because fiber takes longer to digest so it keeps you fuller longer. Vegetables are loaded with fiber as well as fruits and whole grains. In the morning try bowl of oatmeal with some brown sugar, cinnamon, and frozen fruit. This will keep you full until lunch time!
Snooze And You WON’T Lose!
Sleep plays a major role in weight loss. Most people don’t know this but earning how to get thinner arms starts in the bedroom. When you get the sleep you need (7-8 hours) your body will regulate your appetite much better the next day. This means you won’t overeat. This will make it MUCH easier to stick to an arm thinning diet.
Studies have shown that ghrelin, a hormone that stimulated hunger, and leptin, a hormone that stimulates the feeling of being full are in a better balance when you sleep the recommended amount. If you sleep for 8 hours your body will actually produce more leptin and less ghrelin. When you don’t get enough sleep your body thinks you don’t have the right amount of energy and it compensates by making you hungry for more fuel (food).
Exercise Is KEY
When you are learning how to reduce arm fat it’s crucial that you understand the role that exercise plays. And there are 2 types of exercise that you should focus on. One is cardiovascular exercise and the other is resistance training.
This type of exercise is a must if you want to get skinny arms. The best for you would be to get in around 30 to 60 minutes of cardio type exercise every day (5 to 7 days a week is ideal). To make it easier on yourself you should choose whichever exercise you like best (or hate the least ). Some of the easier and less taxing types of exercises that are actually better for your arms are swimming, the elliptical machine, or carrying light weights while you jog or walk.
This is where most women balk because they think they are going to build too much muscle and look like a bodybuilder. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In actuality in order for you to get thinner arms you’ll need to do resistance training because the more toned and strong your arms are the more calories and fat you’re going to burn overall.
Muscles are great because even when you aren’t working out they are burning calories. Muscles use quite a bit of your body’s energy so when you have more, toned muscles then they will burn more calories, even when you’re sitting on the couch watching television! But don’t simply work your arms. You want to use resistance training or strength training for your whole body. This way you’ll be burning through tons of calories constantly.
How To Stick With A Reduce Calorie Diet
A reduced calorie diet can be hard for some people because they simply get hungry frequently. There are however, a few things you can do to cut back on this hunger and resist the urge to overeat.
1.Try and snack on vegetables and fruits in between meals. This will give you something to eat, lots of fiber, lots of nutrition, and also keep your calories low.
2.Drink Green Tea. Green tea can help you feel full because of the caffeine and it actually will increase your metabolism. Research has shown that drinking 4 to 6 cups of green tea everyday will increase your metabolism by 5%
3.Drink lots of water. Water will take up room in your stomach and make you feel less hungry. Plus it doesn’t add any calories to your daily amount. For a neat little diet trick try drinking a full glass of water before you eat a meal. This will fill you up so you eat less.