Believe it or not, the key to thinner thighs is not that complicated. I’d be a liar though if I told you it doesn’t take work. And there is no waving of a magic wound or swallowing of a magic pill involved.
Regardless of your gender, you will need to sweat and you will need to watch what you eat.
Below I’ve listed some key components that will get you more dialed in. If you’re dedicated and motivated enough to make changes, success will come easy!RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
1. Restrict your calories
Guess what? In order to create thinner thighs, you must create an overall thinner body.
That’s because spot reduction is impossible.
I’m hoping you actually know that already. Here’s what this means… You need to create a caloric deficit so your body burns stored fat for energy.
The easiest way to make this happen is by tracking your calories for five days. Add all the totals together, divide by five and you have your daily average. Now subtract 500 from that number and that’s your new daily goal. Yes, this is a bit in-depth. But if you are satisfied with your overweight thighs then don’t listen to me and keep being frustrated.
2. Eat more frequently
If you eat small, balanced meals throughout the day, you will keep your hunger under control and run less of a chance of overeating. This will also bode well for your energy level and make it easier to get more servings of healthy fare into your system. Oh yes – you need to eat nutrient-dense, high-quality foods.
I’m going to bottom line what you SHOULD eat as well as I can.
Keep your foods as natural and clean as possible. This means whole foods that are good sources of protein, carbs and fat. Deep-fried chicken with cheese fries on the side is not a good source of protein, carbs and fat. Steamed broccoli with quinoa and salmon is.
Follow this example with all of your meals and only eat enough food to take the edge off your hunger.
3. Run sprints
Let’s be realistic here. Tiptoeing along on a treadmill or gently wheeling away on an exercise bike for hours is next to fruitless. It’s the equivalent of attending a seminar and the speaker just keeps droning on and on. That gets old really fast and you feel like falling asleep.
Your goal is to get your metabolism revving high for 24 to 48 hours after your workout. That’s where interval training comes into play.
Pick a form of cardio that you like and perform a warm-up for 5 to 10 minutes. And it literally can be any cardio. Even one that does not involve your legs! Remember, fat is lost through the entire body as a whole.
Once you finish your warm-up, punch it!
Go as hard as you can for 30 seconds. Then slow things down to a comfortable pace for 60 seconds and punch it again. Alternate back and forth for the duration of your workout and finish with a light cool-down. Generally, all you need is about 20 minutes of intervals not counting your warm-up and cool-down.
4. Throw in weight training
Targeted exercises for your legs will not remove flab, but they will help tone the muscles as you lose weight. Perform exercises like squats, step-ups, lunges, Bulgarian split squats and deadlifts to target all the major muscles in your legs.
For the best and fastest results, follow a pattern where you do cardio and weight training three days a week each. Perform them on opposing days of each other.
OK, the work is now up to you. If I could be of any more assistance, feel free to give me a shout. In the meantime, London wasn’t built in a day. Be patient and do all you can to stay on course. It will be worth it!
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