Thigh fat can be a real problem for many women. Just like belly fat, it is one of the most difficult areas of the body to get rid of.
While there is no such thing as an instant treatment to burn fat from the thighs specifically, or anywhere on your body for that matter, the good news is that there are things you can do to get rid of excess body fat, in addition to focusing on specific exercises to tone your body. your legs.
So don’t rule out wearing those pretty shorts you were just watching!
Here are the top 10 ways to lose thigh fat and strengthen your legs!
1. Water is your best friend
Drinking enough water is necessary to burn fat from food and drink, as well as stored fat. In addition to water, it does the best job of getting rid of salt and extra fluids that your body no longer needs. Drinking plenty of water, especially before meals, helps avoid hunger pangs and can make you feel full.
Sherry Sheldon, a maternal health nutritionist, recommends drinking at least 2 liters of water per day, and up to three liters if you exercise.
2. Reduce the salt
Too much salt makes your body retain excess water which in turn causes bloating that can affect your entire body, including your hips and thighs. Limit processed foods like canned vegetables, soups, and pre-packaged sauces that are loaded with sodium
3. Protein, protein, protein!
Lean protein (with less fat) keeps you full for longer, making it less likely you’ll have a sugary snack after your meal, aiding in fat loss. Think nuts, salmon, lean meats (such as chicken and turkey), tofu, eggs, yogurt, tuna, and some types of cheese. Check this out for a delicious tofu recipe!
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4. Electrolytes in fruits and vegetables
Electrolytes aren’t just about sports drinks, electrolytes like calcium, magnesium, and potassium are loaded with healthy foods that you probably already have in your diet. Electrolytes support hydration and help the body produce energy. Bananas, yogurt, and dark leafy green vegetables are all excellent sources of various electrolytes. All of them, especially potassium, compete with salt that helps maintain fluid balance.
5. Watch your carbohydrate intake
Many of us are confused about carbohydrates and diet. How much, if any, should we eat when trying to blast off fat. The important thing to remember is that not all carbohydrates are created equal. Bad carbs are highly processed and are not only high in sugar, but also have less nutrients and fiber than whole foods.
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They also break down more quickly into glucose and enter the bloodstream much faster than vegetables and other good carbs. However, the truth is that carbohydrates are the number one source of energy-producing foods. So we can’t leave them out of our diet completely. We need a bunch of good carbs – think brown rice, oats, grains, seeds, and vegetables. Try to consume a small portion of whole grain carbohydrates at each main meal to increase your dietary fiber intake and aid weight loss.
We all know how good cardio is at getting the heart pumping and getting the blood moving, but they’re also really good at burning calories and blasting fat. HIIT or high-intensity interval training is a form of cardio that is performed at a high intensity of short duration, with an evenly spaced rest phase. HIIT fat burning exercises are a great way to burn as much fat as possible in a short amount of time.
The main difference between cardio and HIIT is that cardio is aerobic while HIIT is anaerobic. Meaning, in HIIT, muscles are deprived of oxygen during small periods of intense exercise. The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes over 350 exercise routines and full length video workouts. Check out the Fave Fat Burning Exercises below.
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7. Training and strengthening the thighs
Well, while you can’t decide to reduce fat in your thighs, what you can do is train your muscles so that they are strong and strong. Target the thighs and lower body with a combination of knee lifts, sumo squats, bent lunges, and bent squats with hand weights. Repeat 10 repetitions for every three or four sets. Ideally, try to work at least two days of leg exercises into your exercise regimen.
This workout is a favorite from Nathalia Melo, our amazing trainer for the 28 Days Stronger Program, now available on The Healthy Mummy app as part of 28 day weight loss challenge.
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8. Fire up your metabolism
Stimulating the metabolism increases the body’s ability to burn fat, so it is very important when trying to lose weight. If you’re feeling a little lazy, there are many simple ways to boost your metabolism!
Try these 12 easy ways to boost your metabolism
9. Alternate thigh exercises for best results
While it is important to do specific leg exercises to strengthen the groin area, it is best not to do the same exercises all the time. Different exercises will challenge the muscle group in different ways. For example, if you are using a bar for a squat, using it in the front will target your quads, and in the back will focus on your glutes and hamstrings. Alternate single leg movements such as the lunge and split squat that will work the stabilizing muscles including the inner and outer thighs.
Try Super Fitness Instructor Nathalia’s favorite squats
10. Keep track of your meals
This is important to help you stay on track and accountable when you are trying to blast fat. The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app makes this process super easy, as it keeps tabs of what you ate as well as helping you plan ahead.
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