Every woman trying to learn how to get skinny thighs faces an endless supply of solutions – weird diets, wraps, pills, creams, lotions, detoxes, colon cleanses and the list goes on.
The problem with all these “solutions” is that they don’t make your thighs permanently skinny. They’re short term strategies that will make your purse lighter, but not your thighs.
And let’s face it, having to cover up your thighs with baggy, unattractive clothing is not fun – it makes you feel less sexy.
The good news is that you do not need to buy into any of these so called solutions if you want thighs that no longer rub against each other.
You can get skinny thighs by taking matters into your own hands.
Let me show you how.
What Makes Thighs Fat?
Before I show you how to get skinny thighs, you first need to understand what makes them fat. Otherwise, you’ll fall prey to yet another alleged “solution.” Even worse, if you don’t understand the core principles you won’t be able to adjust your routine when needed.
So, what makes thighs fat? Here are the contributing factors:
- Gynoid (lower body) fat accumulation – found in females
- Too much estrogen
- Too little lean muscle tissue
- Excess calories
Now there isn’t a way to prevent #1 because you can’t reverse inherited genetics, but you can burn off as much thigh fat as you want right now.
To do this, you need a custom tailored exercise and diet regimen. This regimen should also be able to deal with all the other factors in parallel.
After all, if you leave any factor out of the equation you will not get the results you are looking for.
So where do you start?
The first step to getting skinny thighs involves streamlining your diet. Because no matter how much exercise you do, if you eat too many calories your thighs will never get smaller.
And don’t think you can spot reduce your thigh fat – it’s impossible. All you can do is create a large enough caloric deficit so that your body continually burns fat. Eventually, it will tap into your thigh fat. It’s impossible, however, to determine how quickly this will happen.
For some women it’s fast, for others it’s not.
So how do you create a caloric deficit without going insane?
You have to eat a balanced diet with an extremely high nutrient load. If your diet is unbalanced, if it’s missing an entire food group, restricting calories will become extremely painful.
If you stopped eating carbohydrates, for example, your breath would eventually become metallic, exercise would become extremely painful because of acidosis, you would secrete extra calcium, your metabolism would crash and mental output would plummet.
Eliminating food groups creates nightmarish scenarios.
Now to create balance make sure your meals have a source of protein, carbohydrates, fat and vegetables.
The best sources of protein will have low levels of animal saturated fat and high levels of all the amino acids.
The best sources of carbs will be the slowest digesting (i.e., high in fiber and low in sugar). By the way, beans and legumes are much better than whole grains.
The best sources of fat don’t exist. Rather, you need to eat a wide variety of healthy fats for the best results – don’t just focus on omega-3′s.
And the best vegetables will have the darkest colors. Think kale and chard.
As an added bonus, you can get away with eating more carbs with this approach because the other food groups will slow down digestion.
Slower digestion will keep your levels of blood sugar and insulin low. You see, every time you eat carbohydrates they get broken down into simple sugars which enter your blood stream. When your body senses this sugar it secretes insulin which drives it into your cells for energy production.
Then, the sugar reacts with oxygen and you get energy in return. The problem lies with insulin, though. When it goes up, fat burning goes down. And the effect is harsh – even the smallest increase can completely shut down fat burning.
This is why it’s so important to keep digestion rates as slow as possible – so that the digested carbohydrate sugar enters your blood as slow as possible.
Put differently, you want to get by on as little insulin as possible.
The good news is that you don’t have to rely on diet alone. The right type of exercise will also lower levels of insulin. This is yet another reason why exercise and diet create the best results.
Ok, so you are eating balanced, insulin friendly meals – but how do you control portion sizes?
Use the palms of your hands. For each meal have one palm-full of protein, one palm-full of carbs, one tablespoon of fat and as many vegetables as you can tolerate.
If your thighs aren’t getting skinny at a fast enough rate, downward adjust. Or, if you feel too lethargic upward adjust.
Now that your diet is under control it’s time to focus on exercise. The bad news is that there are 1,234,563,458 workout routines you could follow. The good news is that you don’t need to do anything wacky or gimmicky.
All you need is basic resistance training done in circuit style.
You have to target all the large muscles in your body, not just lower body muscles. You see, targeting all your muscles will create the biggest caloric burn and will lower your levels of estrogen – a contributing factor.
Remember that you can’t spot reduce, yet many women try to do just that – they do a bunch of lower body exercises and then get frustrated when they don’t see results.
You, on the other hand, will not make the same mistake.
Do total body circuits that are sprinkled with specialized lower body exercises.
By specialized I mean lower body exercises that target the biggest and smallest muscles. This will make sure your skinny thighs don’t end up looking loose and flaccid.
Here are some great exercises for the smaller muscles: step-ups with weight overhead, alternating bird dog extensions, single leg deadlifts.
Now you should try to do two to three workouts per week and get adequate rest in between, especially if you are really sore.
This will help you to get skinny thighs fast.
Cardio can help but you have to be careful because it’s a double edged sword. Do just enough and it will help you get skinny thighs faster. Do too much and you’ll end up with worse results.
The latter happens because excessive cardio can ruin your metabolism and burn through your lean muscle tissue.
To prevent this from happening to you follow these rules:
- do cardio that challenges your entire body
- never train on an empty stomach
- never do cardio right before circuit training
- never do more than 5 cardio workouts per week
- don’t do high intensity cardio all the time
Parting Advice On How to Get Skinny Thighs
If you are serious about figuring out how to get skinny thighs you have to take action here. Without action your thighs will never get skinnier.
So please don’t just sit on this information. Put it to good use!
And let us know if you get stuck along the way. You will get the thin and sexy thighs you deserve!