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Looking to get slender thighs? Getting rid of that annoying extra fat in our thighs isn’t exactly an easy task, but it isn’t impossible either.
First thing to understand is that you need to lose overall body fat in order to slim down your legs. Next thing to know for those who accumulate extra fat in thighs and hips is to, toned up that particular spot. So, a combination of exercises, toning and the right diet will help you lose thigh fat, fast!
Cardiovascular Exercises is what you need
Burning calories is key to reducing your overall body fat, and heart-pumping cardio is going to make that happen.
What you need is to focus on the type of routines that burn calories the most. Examples are biking, running, and jumping rope. As a bonus, these also tone the legs while you’re doing them. Do 60-minute sessions five times a week to really notice a difference.
Pump up the treadmill’s incline, find some hills to bike or run up, or take the stairs outside or in your home. You’ll instantly feel your heart rate increase, meaning you’re working harder and burning more calories. Incline also targets the thighs, hamstrings, and tush, toning your lower body.
Definitely don’t skip the first meal of the day since it’ll jumpstart your metabolism, which helps to reduce your overall body fat to reveal your leaner legs. Pass on sugary meals with refined carbs, and opt for a combo of protein and fiber-filled complex carbs.
When starting a weight loss journey you want to fill half of your plate with veggies. The remaining parts with lean protein (salmon, chicken) and some healthy carbs (quinoa, rice.)
The protein will give you energy so you’ll feel pumped for that early-morning cardio workout. As an added bonus, it also helps build muscle. The carbs will sustain that energy and keep you feeling full.
Inner Thigh Toning Exercises
After changing your diet and ramped up your workouts, you want to start throwing in, toning exercises specifically designed for your thighs.
Here are some we dig the most
Cross Behind Lunge:
-Begin standing with your feet hip distance apart.
-Transfer your body weight onto your left leg and cross your right foot behind your left leg keeping your hips facing forward as you bend both knees and lower yourself toward the floor in a lunge. Keep your back straight and chest lifted to keep your weight in the front leg. Step back to start position and repeat on the other side.
-Start with your legs slightly wider than shoulder distance apart and arms at the sides.
-Bring one leg behind at a slight angle into a reverse lunge. The front knee will come to a 90-degree angle.
-Swing the arms in front of that bent knee and leap the back leg forward to switch sides in a skating motion. Arms alternate as you switch sides like a speed skater.
Drink more water
Choose water every time you reach for a drink, and you’ll save hundreds of calories by avoiding sodas, fruit juices, and other sweetened beverages. Aside from being zero calories, H2O will keep you hydrated, which also helps with weight loss.
Keep water close by, and sip it often, especially before meals—filling up on water before eating helps encourage portion control.