Everyone has their ‘problem spots’. We all have areas on our body that we love and areas on our body that we’re not so in love with. If you have trouble with your hips and thighs you may wonder what can be done to lose weight in hips and thighs. You may know that it’s not possible to ‘spot reduce’. What that means is that you can’t just lose weight in one or two areas of your body, you have to lose weight everywhere. For that reason you’ll have to focus on overall body weight reduction to get the lower body you’ve always dreamed of.
Even though you can’t spot reduce, you will still lose more weight in some areas than in others for the simple reason that you have more fat in some areas than others. Your body will burn fat first, then muscle, so as long as you still have excess fat deposits and you cut your daily calorie intake you will lose weight. So if you want to lose weight in hips and thighs but you don’t need to lose weight in your abdomen or butt, all you need to do is eat fewer calories and the excess weight will come off.
Another thing that can help the appearance of your lower body, namely hips and thighs, is exercise. A lot of women wrongly think that if they do too many exercises it will just make their bottom half look bigger because they’ll ‘bulk up’. In reality women just aren’t made that way. In order to get really big you’d have to workout on a full time basis, eat only 100% nutritious foods (no cheating) and more than likely take a drug or two. It’s just not going to happen.
If you target all your major, and not so major, muscle groups what will happen is that you’ll look smaller. When your muscles are toned you will look smaller since your body will be ‘cinched in’. Think of your muscles kind of like a girdle. Building your muscles will allow you to hold everything in more, naturally, and that will give you an all over appearance of being smaller which will make it look like you’ve lost more weight than you really have.
To get the best results you should watch what you eat, make sure you drink plenty of water everyday to stay hydrated and to keep your body clear of toxins, and do some muscle building exercises.
One great and easy to do exercise for hips and thighs would be lunges. You don’t need any special equipment and it’s easy to learn how to do them. All you have to do is take a big step forward, bend the forward knee so you go as close to the floor as possible (and still be able to get back up!) then straighten up. Do the same thing with the other leg. Walk across the floor doing this and I’ll bet you’ll find that you’ve gotten a great lower body workout, though you may have a little trouble walking tomorrow!
It’s easy to lose weight in hips and thighs, just eat right and exercise. And, oh yeah, you’ll also lose weight everywhere else too!