How To Get Rid Of Leg Fat?
Thin, slim legs are reserved for models only, right? Not really. While you can’t dissolve body fat from one area only, there are plenty of things you can start doing right now that will make fitting into those skinny jeans possible.
Thigh fat can be quite stubborn, which is why you have to be really consistent and follow some rigorous rules in order to get rid of it. Remember that the results will appear only after you decide to focus on the process of eating more healthily and exercising rather than focusing only on how much weight or inches you lost. Do these things and you will surely be proud to wear your favorite bikini this summer.
1. Reduce Your Salt Intake
If you happen to salt your food too much, chances are that your tights might be bloated because of it. Salt makes the body retain excess water, so the more you eat, the more water gets stored in your body.
When you cut back on salt, you might notice immediate results and fit into a smaller size of jeans just after a couple of days. Also, avoid processed foods, or foods that have a lot of sodium such as soups, canned veggies or sauces.
2. Add Electrolytes
Electrolytes are a great way to make your body have more energy. You have surely seen them in sports drinks, but actually, they are also present in many healthy foods you might be already eating. Calcium, magnesium, and potassium are crucial electrolytes our body needs for its most vital functions – one of them being regulating our fluid balance.
Electrolytes work against sodium too. So the more electrolytes you intake, the less salt your body retains. As a result, your body will work to flush out water retention. Look up for fruits and veggies that are rich in electrolytes (especially potassium) and you will soon see your tights debloat.
3. Less Carbs
Similarly to salt, carbs make your body store water in your muscles and liver. As soon as you start a low-carb diet, you will quickly lose a lot of weight, which is most likely just water weight.
However, nutritionists also suggest avoiding empty calories that won’t fill you up, such as rice cakes. They are thought as diet food, but they will only leave you hungry. Instead, find a healthier and tastier alternative such as whole-grain bread. Don’t skip whole grains, because they can be a great source of filling fiber and important nutrients.
4. Coffee First
This might sound to you weird at first, but drinking coffee in the morning will stimulate your metabolism and can even intensify your body’s fat-burning ability and workouts.
The mild diuretic effect of coffee will surely do you good, but be careful not to drink too much of it. Caffeine is still a stimulant, and should not be overly taken throughout the day.
5. Carry A Bottle of Water
It might seem strange, but the less water you drink, the more water your body stores. That’s why drinking plenty of water is a great way to lose body weight and lose some thigh fat.
In order to remember to drink water often, we suggest that you buy a bottle of water that you would always carry with yourself. Another benefit you will gain from drinking a lot of water is that you will be able to control your appetite better and keep yourself hydrated.
6. Do Cardio
Cardio workouts help our bodies flush out excess salt and fluids. Not only will you feel better and stronger after a good, cardio workout, but your body will spend much more calories and will start burning body fat.
Find the perfect activity that gets your heart rate up and your chances to lose weight will increase by a lot. The more calories you burn while exercising, the more fat your body will burn.
7. Track Your Meals
Diets can be quite difficult to stick to, but there are some things you can do in order to make them easier for your brain. Keep a daily record of everything you eat throughout the day (there are also apps that can help you with it).
Calculate the calories and make sure you are including enough electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals in your diet. After a while, you will get the idea of which meals are the healthiest and least fattening, and you will be able to make a diet plan. This way, it will be much easier to stay on track with your diet.
8. Include More Fiber And Protein In Your Diet
All nutritionists will tell you that the best way to lose weight is to reduce or eliminate carbs and to increase your protein and fiber intake. Fiber and protein will make you full on fewer calories, which will stimulate weight loss.
Not only, but adding more protein in your diet, will also benefit your muscles which will definitely result in great-looking, lean legs. Take these important macronutrients from veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean meats on a daily basis.
9. Strengthen Your Thighs
You can’t skip the exercises if you want slimmer thighs. Do series of lunges, sumo squats, leg side raises, and all sorts of squats you can think of. You can find a lot of videos that include workouts focusing only on hips and thighs.
Choose exercises you love the most and remember to work on your entire thighs: your inner thighs, outer thighs, and hamstrings. Make sure you do these exercises properly and at least 2 times a week in order to notice the results soon.
10. Squats First, Lunges Second
Yes, you should do all your exercises, but there’s one hack. You shouldn’t do the same exercises day after day. Because as a coach and trainer at Fitting Room, Ben Lauder-Dykes says: “Different exercises can challenge a muscle group in a different way.”
Do your front squats and target your quads one day, and do your back squats and lunges to target your glutes and hamstrings the other day. This way you will work your entire thighs and increase chances that your legs will look leaner in less time.
11. Try HIIT Exercises
When you’re short on time, you can try out HIIT exercises. These exercises combine strength training and weight lifting that will raise your heart rate and help you burn those extra calories.
These workout routines are magical when it comes to burning fats, but not only! HIIT workouts will also make you stronger, and help you achieve better performance. Also, they stimulate burning calories while at rest! But you have to see what is the next thing you can do in order to boost fat burning! (You will love it!)
12. Get Enough Sleep
Yes, you’ve heard it right! You have to get enough sleep if you want to lose fat! If your sleep is poor, fat won’t go away even if you’re really working out hard.
Our bodies need a good night of rest in order to recover from activities. Also, a good sleep will regulate your appetite and help you avoid snacking on unhealthy foods during the day! Make good night sleep your priority!
13. Never Skip Breakfast
Never skip your breakfast in the morning! When you eat breakfast, your metabolism gets activated more quickly and is ready to work for the rest of the day. Skipping on breakfast will make you feel tired, sluggish and hungry.
Also, when you skip on meals, you’re fooling your body that you’re in a nutritional deficit. As a result, your body will try to conserve every calorie and start transforming sugars into fat. So, don’t skip your meals, and eat your breakfast every day! This simple thing will make losing weight so much faster.