Looks are very important nowadays. But, it’s not just that! A well-balanced body is also a healthy body. Don’t you agree? In this article we focus on a specific problematic area, and show you how to lose thigh fat and cellulite.
Loss of fat in the thigh area is not easy for most people who try it. Why? They expect results too fast and therefore give up. Remember, you have accumulated fat for months, even years, and you cannot expect it to disappear in a couple of days. You need to be persistent! And, in a few months, you’ll be thrilled with the outcome!
How To Lose Thigh Fat
The answer to the question of how to lose the excess fat and cellulite on the thighs is that you must lose weight in general. Thus, it’s crucial to focus on two things – regular exercise and good nutrition.
The right diet is the beginning of any effective weight loss. But, as it turns out, the hardest part for most people is to change their diet. There’s neither exercise, nor weight loss pill that can help you if you continue to overeat yourself with junk food.
Your new diet does not have to be harsh and rigorous, but optimal for maintaining a healthy weight in the long-run.
One simplified example of a diet is the 20/60/20 rule. It means 20% carbohydrates, 60% protein, and 20% fat. As it’s obvious, the base of this eating regime is protein, like turkey, chicken, fish, nuts, tofu, etc. In regards to carbohydrates, you can consume fruits, veggies, integral pastries and pasta, and so on. And lastly, when talking about fat, we mean healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil and avocado.
These foods need to be distributed evenly throughout the day, in at least 5 meals. And also you need to drink plenty of fluids, at least eight glasses of water. If you don’t like to drink water, then you can replace it with tea (green, black, white, mint, etc.). Just, don’t add sugar in it.
Walking, or more precisely, intensive walking and other aerobic exercises, like running and rollerblading. Doing one of these activities for 20 minutes daily will stimulate your body to consume more calories and to burn fat. Soon, you’ll be able to see the results.
Remember, even a simple walk of 30 minutes per day help. And, the more you walk, the better and faster results you’ll get!
Try squats! You don’t have to follow a strict workout program. Just do squats until you feel tired, and then stop. Repeat this exercise on a daily basis. Over time, increase the intensity of the workout.
Exercises That Target Cellulite
1. Slide To Slide
Stand straight and spread your legs a bit, in parallel to your shoulders. Take dumbbells in your hands and position them on your hips. Take a step to the right. Bend your knee until you reach a position where your thigh is parallel to the floor. Hold for a few seconds and return to the initial position. Now, take a step to the left and do the same. Repeat this exercise 20 times on both sides. At 10, make a break of 30 seconds.
Secure weights on your ankles. Get on your knees and support the upper part of your body on your forearms. Keep your head and back straight in line, and slowly lift your left leg towards the ceiling. Your thigh should be parallel with the floor. Hold for 3 seconds and return. Do the same with the right leg. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
3. Squat And Lift
Stand straight and spread your legs shoulder-width. Do a squat (you should be sitting on an imaginary chair). Hold for 3 seconds and return to starting position. Then, lift your right leg to the side and hold for 1 second. Return. Repeat the movements, but now lift your left leg to the side. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Put a chair in front of you, 2 feet away. Now, position your back towards the chair. Bend your right knee, and extend your leg to the back. Put the feet on the chair and make sure that your back is straight. Hold for a few seconds and return to normal. Do the same with your left leg. Repeat the exercise 10 times.