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Fat thighs: Follow these tips to get rid of fats in your legs and flaunt slimmer thighs

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The belly is not the only place where excess pounds accumulate. The legs, particularly, the upper part or what we know as the thigh is usually one of the problem areas where fats accumulate.

The fat in your thigh will be comprised of two types of fat cells. There's the subcutaneous fat which is located right beneath the skin. The other is the intramuscular fat, which is fat dispersed within the muscle.

Just like your belly fat, you can also shed off your thigh fats, but it will take time. Aside from time, a slim and leaner thigh will also take patience and determination.

Much like losing weight in general, shedding off thigh fat will take dietary changes complemented with leg exercises.

First, you have to reduce your calorie intake. Although fighting thigh fats will be more on leg exercises, it will also help if you fight the fat cells from inside.

Eating fewer calories would mean that your body has less to burn; thus, it will instead use fats for energy.

Minding your calorie intake will not only be beneficial in your fight against the fat in your thighs but will also be useful for your general weight loss.

Aside from watching your calories, also reduce your sodium intake and eat more food high in fiber and protein because it will help build the muscles in your body, including that in your legs.

The next step would be to do aerobic exercises to burn overall body fat. Health experts said that 30 minutes of exercise every day or at least five times a week would already be very beneficial. You can either walk, swim or cycle whatever you are capable of doing for at least 30 minutes every day.

Since your aim is slimmer thighs, you might do well by choosing cycling as it is one of the best aerobic exercises for the legs. Cycling increases muscle endurance in your calves, hamstrings, glutes, and quadriceps.

The next tip would be to strengthen and tone your legs. When you start losing fat in your legs, you will be left with flabby legs.

There are a lot of gym equipment dedicated to strengthening and toning your legs, but if you do not have time to go to the gym, there are also exercises that you can do in your home. You can do lunges, calf raises, leg lifts, and squats.

Image credit courtesy of Mario A.P./Flickr

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