Okay, so having “thunder thighs” is horrifying. It’s such an upsetting feeling to not be able to wear skimpy shorts, fit into skinny jeans and sport a bikini.
Thigh fat is a big pain for a lot of women – because it’s so damn stubborn! It’s one of the harder areas on the body to trim fat from.
Fortunately, that pain is about to end. Here are 9 great ways to trim thigh fat and slip right into those skinny jeans.
1. Drink Water More Often
You know what the #1 enemy of most diets is? It’s not dessert, or unhealthy snacks – it’s sugary drinks. When you drink soda, or fruit juice, or other sweetened drinks, you’re adding hundreds of calories to your day with no other nutrition.
Drink water instead. It’ll keep you well hydrated, which is crucial for your body’s ability to burn fat and build muscle, and it will help you stay full for longer too.
2. Do More Cardio
Cardio is great for burning calories and fueling weight loss. If you want to lose weight and lose it fast, cardio is your best friend.
Try doing cardio that gets your heart pumping fast and burns a ton of calories, like running, jumping rope, and biking. Plus – those 3 activities also tone your legs, which will come in handy once you shed all the thigh fat you’re trying to get rid of.
3. Write Down What You Eat
Truth is, exercise alone isn’t going to let you hit your weight loss goals. If you want to really slim down and get results, you have to add in proper nutrition and diet too.
If you’re trying to eat right, a great habit to get into is writing down what you eat, and tracking your calories. When you do that, you’re much less likely to reach for an unhealthy snack – because you know you’ll have to write it down.
Plus, it’ll let you see how many calories you’re eating a day, which will help you know if you’re on track for your weight loss goals. Just don’t go less than 1200 calories in a day and you’ll be fine.
4. Exercise On An Incline
Using an incline in your exercises is an AWESOME way to really feel the burn in your legs and get the lean, toned thighs you want.
Try biking or running up some hills, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and tilting the treadmill’s incline upwards to really ignite fat burning in your thighs and get your heart pumping faster.
5. Do Exercises That Sculpt Your Thighs
You’re going to be shredding the fat on your thighs by following the tips on this list – so you’re going to want some toned muscles underneath once all the fat comes off!
Do exercises that help shape the muscles on your thighs, hamstrings and butt. That means doing more squats and lunges to really tone those muscles and get your legs and butt looking great.
6. Eat Small Meals Over The Course Of The Day
It seems counter intuitive, but a great way to keep hunger cravings at bay and keep your total calorie intake down is to eat something small every few hours.
If you wait for hours between each meal, chances are you’re going to get super hungry and overeat, which will set you back in your fitness goals. Try eating meals of around 150 calories every few hours, and pick foods that have tons of protein and fiber.
7. Get Enough Sleep
The facts bear this out – if you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not going to lose fat, no matter how intensely you’re working out.
Your body needs sleep to rest and recover from activities, and reshape your body while you’re sleeping. If you’re not getting enough rest, you won’t see the results you want – plus you’ll be more likely to snack on unhealthy stuff during the day.
8. Eat Breakfast!
This one is SUPER important. Fact is – eating breakfast kick starts your metabolism for the rest of the day. If you skip it, you’ll find yourself feeling sluggish, tired, and hungry – causing you to go for unhealthy snacks.
Plus, skipping breakfast means your body thinks you’re in nutritional trouble – which makes it conserve every calorie and scrap of sugar it gets, turning it right into fat. Eat breakfast every day – it will make losing weight SO much easier.
9. Remember Genetics
If you’re really not seeing the results that you want, and you’ve been following all the items on this list, think about your body shape – as well as your mom’s, aunts, sisters, and grandmother’s body shape.
If all of you have pear-shaped bodies, it’s something that’s determined by genetics – not by how hard you work. If that’s the case, don’t worry, obsess, or stress about it – there’s not a whole lot you can do to change it. But that’s OK – by following the advice on this list, you’ll get your body into the best shape possible – and look pretty damn good while you’re doing it.