Fat is stored in fat cells all over the body, leading to a concentration of them in some spots like the abdomen and thighs. Stored fat is broken down and used for energy when the body needs fuel and isn’t getting enough from food and drinks.
There is actually no specific exercise or food that can help you lose weight in your thighs. Fat loss doesn’t work by targeting specific spots (spot reduction), so it doesn’t really matter how much you try those promising exercises in magazine articles and fitness gadgets.
However, with some changes in your everyday lifestyle, you’ll be speeding up the process. Keep reading to know more.
1. Record your meals
Recording your meals will help you know your daily calorie intake and be more conscious of your meal decisions. A study found that those who kept track of what they ate for 6 days lost twice as much weight as those who kept track for a day or even less.
You should aim to lose about 500 calories daily, of which half can be gotten through exercise and the other through your diet. Make yourself accountable by writing down everything you eat. Also, if there’s a change on your scale readings, you can easily go back to your food journal to know what you ate that caused the decrease or increase.
2. Sleep right
Quality sleep is beneficial to your health, as it can aid in weight loss. It is generally recommended to have about 7 to 9 hours of sleep daily, which will help you to stay energized all day and influence your decisions. Its importance also goes beyond just getting those eye bags off, as it benefits the heart, weight, mind and more.
3. Kick up the cardio
Cardio helps greatly in weight loss and in burning more calories, you reduce overall body fat which also includes your thighs. Cardio also strengthens the heart and lungs, increases bone density, reduces stress, helps you to get better sleep and reduces the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.
So, kick up your cardio by choosing the types that burn most calories, including biking, running and jumping rope.
4. Fuel your day
It’s understandable that you are trying to lose weight, but you shouldn’t skip breakfast and jump into the day on an empty stomach. The reason being that you are likely to get hungry by mid-morning and crave for something really sweet and end up making unhealthy eating decisions.
Eating breakfasts will help you boost your metabolism and fuel your activities for the rest of the day. Ensure you eat meals that are rich in protein and fiber, so it will fill you up for longer hours, so you don’t eat more than your diet plan.
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