Are you struggling to figure out how to lose weight in your thighs as quickly as possible? Are you tired of having to make love in the dark because you are too self conscious about how they look?
Sadly, many women would answer yes to both of these questions. Maybe you answered yes…
The problem here is that having too much weight in your thighs is severely limiting. You can’t wear short shorts, you have to wear skirt swimsuits, old jeans won’t fit you, pool parties and beach parties are out of the question, the fat can look like cottage cheese and you just don’t feel as sexy as you used to.
So what can you do to lose weight in your thighs?
Let me show you.
The Main Issue
Here is the reason why so many women have a hard time losing weight in their thighs: because of estrogen.
Estrogen is a female hormone that stimulates the accumulation of fat deposits. And many women are genetically predisposed to retain fat in their lower body. This is called the “gynoid” pattern of fat gain.
The bad news here is that modern day lifestyles lead to higher levels of estrogen.
The good news is that you can successfully reduce estrogen and burn off as much weight as you want from your thighs.
You see, the fat on your thighs doesn’t have magical properties. It can be oxidized just like fat on any other area of your entire body.
The key here is to make sure you do not follow a generic “weight loss” plan, however. Your plan needs to be custom tailored for the maximum reduction of thigh fat.
I am going to show you how to do this.
If you are serious about figuring out how to lose weight in your thighs, you have to lower your levels of estrogen with total body weight lifting.
Weight lifting is the strongest tool for increasing levels of testosterone which will keep your levels of estrogen in check. Think of testosterone and estrogen as opposing hormones. As one goes up, the other goes down.
After all, testosterone burns fat and makes your thighs toned. While estrogen accumulates fat and make your thighs soft.
Now there are many types of weight lifting routines. Which one should you follow?
You need to follow a routine that targets your upper body and lower body muscles.
You see, it’s not possible to spot reduce the weight on your thighs. All you can do is create the biggest caloric deficit possible and wait until your body taps into the fat in your thighs.
Sometimes this will happen fast, other times more patience will be required.
This is why you have to exercise your entire body, to create the biggest caloric deficit possible.
This is one of the main reasons why women who simply do leg exercises all day do not notice any results. Also, more muscle mass activation translates into less estrogen.
How To Lose Weight In Your Thighs With Weight Lifting
This may seem counterintuitive to you. I mean, doesn’t weight lifting make you bigger, not smaller?
It actually depends on your diet and on the type of weight lifting you do.
If you eat a surplus of calories and follow a body building routine (exercise one muscle per day) you will gain weight.
But if you eat a deficit of calories and follow a total body routine as outlined above you will lose weight in your thighs.
Think of weight lifting as the best tool for burning calories and reducing estrogen.
Again, the key here is to exercise your entire body (upper and lower) in each workout. This will produce the best results.
And make sure you do everything in circuits. Pick a couple exercises that target different muscle groups and do them one after the other without any rest in between. This will maximize caloric burn and hormonal optimization.
Try to do 2-3 sessions per week and rest 1-2 days in between each session.
Rest is critical because weight lifting depletes a lot of resources in your body – a good thing because reversing this depletion burns additional calories.
So here are some good exercises for your upper body: push-ups, dumbbell bench presses, dumbbell lateral raises, dumbbell rows, close grip pull downs, etc.
And here are some good exercises for your lower body: lunges, deep squats, front squats, deadlifts, etc.
How To Lose Weight In Your Thighs With Nutrition
Exercise alone is not sufficient for lowering estrogen and creating a caloric deficit. You also have to tweak your nutrition for the best results.
There are two basic things you need to focus on: portion control and blood sugar stabilization.
Portion control will ensure that you are in a caloric deficit. And blood sugar stabilization will maximize your rate of weight loss because it lowers insulin – another fat storing hormone.
The easiest way to manage portion control is by keeping a food journal or a food log of what you eat for a couple weeks. Then, upward or downward adjust portion sizes depending on how fast you are losing weight in your thighs.
As a starting point, eat one palm-sized portion of protein, one palm-sized portion of carbohydrates, one tablespoon-sized portion of fat and as many vegetables as possible in each meal. And remember that smaller, but more frequent meals are better for accelerated weight loss.
Combining protein, carbohydrates, fat and vegetables will help stabilize your blood sugar. But if you want slightly faster results you can incrementally increase protein intake while simultaneously decreasing carbohydrate intake.
Just make sure to never eliminate carbohydrates completely because you’ll enter ketosis. And ketosis is pure misery.
Wait A Second! I Don’t Want To Lift Weights I Just Want To Run All Day!
The problem with doing too much cardio (i.e., running all day) is that it doesn’t address the estrogen issue. And it doesn’t burn many calories either.
Yes, running will burn many calories while you are doing it, but not after. And it’s the after that’s most important because nobody has time to run all day all the time.
Trust me, you are better off with weight lifting that targets your entire body in circuit fashion.
Also, don’t worry about getting too muscular or manly. Because weight lifting in circuit fashion does not lead to bulky or big muscles. It leads to slender and sculpted thighs.
The great paradox here is that women with more muscle actually have smaller thighs than those with less. You see, having more muscle burns more calories which makes it easier to burn more fat 24/7. And muscle occupies less space than fat.
Having less muscle, on the other hand, will make you retain more bulky fat.
One more thing: the female skeletal framework is made to build slender and toned muscle, not bulging biceps. You do not have the bones or the hormones to gain massive muscle mass!
Parting Advice On How To Lose Weight In Your Thighs
You have everything you need to lose weight in your thighs. All you have to do is take action. You see, without action you will never be able to get thinner thighs.
So don’t wait around for inspiration to hit you like a lightning bolt. Take charge of your thighs and get the body you want and deserve.
To your “thigh thinning” success!