Today being called thick is very confusing. One does not know whether to take it as a compliment or an insult. While guys seek thick girls, the girls don’t like it that way. And the confusion as to whom to please prevails. In my opinion, if there’s anyone that you should please, it is YOU. So, if your body size does not make you feel comfortable, work on it. Increase or decrease it as you please. And not how others like it. And if you think that you cannot afford a monthly gym subscription, do not worry.
However, apart from the workout regimes, you need to keep a couple of things in mind if you want to lose fat. Especially around your thighs.
Salt bae’s not your bae when it comes to losing fat. And you need to watch the amount of salt you consume. Because salt makes your body to retain excess water. This, in turn, bloats your whole body. And your thighs and hips are a part of it. So, if you are aiming to lose thigh fat, cut down the amount of salt you consume. And the almost immediate effect will surprise you.
Say NO to Carbs
Carbs are not your best friends. It is about time you accepted this bitter reality. Your body converts the carbs into glycogen. And this is stored in your liver and muscle with water. Which means that more the carbs more the water retention in your body. According to studies, you should consume 75 to 100 grams of carbs per day. However, this quantity is not fixed. As the amount might vary according to the height and weight of an individual. Moreover do not cut the number of carbs in your diet altogether. They are an essential part of your diet.
Yes if you want to lose weight, then sweat it out. You can take part in the following to do so:
Or any form of workout routine. Sweating enables you to flush out the extra salts and fluids in your body. So, start exercising and sweat all the impurities out.
Fiber and Protein
Replace carbs (not all of them) with fiber and proteins. Fiber gives you a fuller feeling. And you do not feel the urge to eat that often. Proteins, on the other hand, aid in building the lean muscles in your body. Ideal amounts of fiber and proteins to consume are as follows:
- 25-35 grams of Fiber
- 75-100 grams of proteins
Track Your Meals
This is very essential. You should keep a check on your calorie intake. Do not eat less or more than the required amount. If you think you cannot do it yourself, take help from apps. One of the very famous apps to track your meals is MyFitnessPal. But if you are not tech savvy, a paper and pen to keep track will do.
Apart from all this, you need to follow some workout plans as well. Here are some exercises to help you lose thigh fat:
Cardio is very essential for losing thigh fat. In particular, the following exercises:
- Long distance running
- The elliptical machine
- Dance inspired cardio workouts
However, once you pick cardio as your vessel to lose thigh fat, stick to it. But keep adding variety to the types of cardio exercises. Because variety is the spice of life!
This exercise focuses on your inner thigh muscles. And is very effective in toning them. It also helps you to shed off those jiggly fats hanging on your thighs. So, consider adding it to your workout routine.
Second Position Plies
This ballerina-inspired exercise targets inner thighs as well. And when coupled with skater lunges, it gives your thighs an enviable shape.
Not only does this move target the inner thighs, but hamstrings as well. And is another effective exercise to get model like thighs.
This move is very famous amongst the dancers. And it targets both the inner and outer thighs.
Apart from these, you can always resort to alphabet and cobbler stretch to tone your thighs. However, be careful when starting any exercise on your own. I would recommend you watch online videos. Search for high speed Internet providers in your area. And stream videos online, learn from professionals and save the gym costs. The right posture is the key.