Losing weight on your thighs is not much different than losing fat in any other area of your body. Just like belly fat, arm fat, or chin fat, you have to focus on exercise and diet to eliminate it.
The problem that you’re going to run into when you want to slim down parts of your legs (or other parts of your body) is that you can’t simply “target” the fat on your thighs. Sure, you can do thigh exercises that will strengthen your thigh muscles, but it won’t make your thighs slim down faster than other parts of your body.
Your body burns fat overall, not just in the area that’s in motion. The same goes for belly fat. You can sit-ups till the cows come home but it’s not going to make your belly fat go away.
Slimming Down Your Thighs With Exercise
To eliminate fat from any part of your body you have to get active and cut calories. One of the most crucial elements of eliminating thigh fat from your body is cardiovascular exercise. Swimming, running, bicycling, etc. are great forms of cardiovascular exercise. Without it you won’t get the results you want. You should try and do at least 30 to 60 minutes of cardio per day to get rid of thigh fat. What you’re looking for are exercises that require you to put forth a sustained effort. You don’t want to do exercises for cellulite that only require short bursts of energy. To burn fat you want to run 3-5 miles, not run several 100 yard sprints. The longer you run the more fat you’re going to burn.
Of course, make sure you are ready to run before you start. Don’t just get up right now and run 5 miles if you’re not physically ready for it. Make sure you’re at the right fitness level. If you’re not then start out slowly and build your way up. Walk for a while and then jog for a while. Start out with a mile and then work your way up to 5 or more. And, as always, talk to your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise routine.
Add weights to your exercise routine. You don’t have to lift weights like Arnold but you should incorporate resistance training into your regular exercise routines. The more muscle tissue that you have in your body and the stronger it is the more calories and the more fat you’re going to burn. Also, don’t simply lift weights with your legs. Spread it out all over your body so your whole body’s muscle to fat ratio is improved. This will help you burn a LOT more fat and calories.
The Right Diet To Make Your Thighs Smaller
With your diet you’re going to need to cut back on calories. The approximate number you want to cut back is around 500 per day. If you can get rid of 300-500 calories per day you should be able to lose about 1 to 2 pounds of fat per week. Now, this doesn’t mean you should starve yourself to get rid of your thigh fat. This won’t work. Starving yourself only forces your body to STORE fat, not burn it faster. So keep yourself full but do it with lower calorie foods like fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole-grains.
Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day so your metabolism keeps running. And eat a decent sized, balanced breakfast EVERY morning! Try some oatmeal with frozen blueberries or strawberries. Add a touch of brown sugar and you’ve got yourself a delicious, nutritious breakfast that will rev up your metabolism for the day and keep you full until lunch. Oatmeal has lots of fiber in it and that’s what you want. Get a lot of fiber in the morning as it will keep you fuller longer so you’ll eat less. If you have to have a mid-morning snack try a banana, some apple slices, or some peanut butter and celery.
Eat some fat-burning foods. Try some almonds, eggs, beans, fish (specifically salmon and tuna), peanut butter, green vegetables, skim milk, avocados, green tea, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, whole grain cereal, jalapeno peppers, habanero peppers, cayenne chillies, skinless baked chicken, coffee, pork, and turkey. The nutrients in those foods help raise your metabolism and boost your muscle development and keep you full with protein so that you burn off thigh fat or any other fat that you want to get rid of much, much faster.
How To Get Thinner Thighs