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How To Lose Hip Fat
What you should understand up front is that you shouldn’t expect an overnight miracle when it comes to eliminating fat in specific areas like your hips. We (women) are genetically programmed to store fat for child birth and breastfeeding which makes it a difficult to get rid of.
Also, you should know that you can’t simply “target” hip fat. You can’t actually “target” fat anywhere on your body. In order to sim down your hips, buttocks, legs, arms, neck, face, etc. you can’t simply do exercises for that area. You need to do whole-body exercises (cardio such as jogging, walking, swimming, bicycling, etc.).
How To Lose Hip Fat
In order to slim down and melt the fat off your hips you’re going to need to do cardio to burn off excess calories. The magic number is 500 calories per day. If you can burn off this many per day then you can lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. It’s not easy to hit this many and if you aren’t used to exercise you’re going to have to start out slow.
You should be aiming for around 60 minutes of cardio, 5 to 7 days a week if you really want to get rid of the fat on your hips. I know that to some people, working out is a big pain but if you find something you enjoy you will have less trouble accomplishing it. If you don’t like to run try vigorous walking. Put a weight vest on when you walk and you can burn 10 to 15% more calories per session.
You will also want to add some weight resistance to your routine. Building up muscle tone will help you burn many more calories as well as helping you feel and LOOK younger.
Your Eating Habits
Counting calories can be a chore so if you’re are opposed then an easy way to do it would be to simply limit the amount of junk food you consume. Get rid of foods that are greasy, salty, sweet, and processed. You can actually lose weight rather quickly if you get rid of food such as these. You should also try to stop drinking alcohol. Alcohol contains quite a bit of calories and it also slows down your metabolism.
You should also try to keep your appetite and check and I don’t think you should try any type of diet pill as most of them come with some pretty nasty side effects. We should do instead is drink lots of water and try to drink lots of green tea. Water and green tea will both fill you up and also increase your metabolism. Green tea has quite a few positive benefits such as caffeine, which is an appetite suppressant, and an ingredient that increases metabolism.
What you do NOT want to do is starve yourself. First and foremost you’re going to deprive your muscles of nutrients they need to build and burn calories. Secondly when you fast your body releases hormones that cause you to crave more food.
Researchers have found that those people who get from 7 to 8 hour sleep per night actually lose more weight than those who don’t. There are certain hormones in your body that rise and fall depending on how much sleep you have. If you don’t get enough sleep, hormones that can make you hungry are higher than the hormones that make you eat less. If you’ve gotten the right amount of sleep then these hormones are balanced and you will not feel hungry the next day.
Exercises For Hips
While you can’t target hip fat you can do the following exercises to help strengthen and tone those areas.
The lying abduction
With this exercise you want to lie on one side and put your head in your hand with your elbow on the floor. Lying on the ground you want to keep both legs straight out from your torso with your toes pointed forward. Raise your top leg until it comes to a 45° angle with the floor. Hold this pose for 5 seconds and lower your leg. Repeat this exercise for 10 to 20 more times and then switch legs.
The standing abduction
Stand straight up with your feet about hip distance apart. Standing a straight up as you possibly can, lift your right leg out to the side. You want to lift your leg as far as you can but you don’t want to lose your balance. Lift your right leg up ten to twenty times and then switch over to your left leg.