How to Lose Leg Weight Easily
Spring is coming and we’re looking forward to putting on our favorite shorts and skirts. It’s also the time when we start regretting we didn’t’ spend more time in the gym and we start noticing our thighs and legs getting a little chubby during the winter. Women love to have a skinny and good looking legs and to achieve that you have to focus on overall weight loss. Don’t stress yourselves. We’ll help you lose weight and get skinny legs, so you can wear your dress with pride.
Here’s how you can lose leg weight:
Avoid squats and weight exercises
Don’t do squats, leg extensions, weights at the beginning. These exercises will not make your thighs slimmer. Weight exercises will make your muscles larger, and this can make your thighs and legs look bigger.
Cardio for slimmer legs
Cardio exercises will definitely help you lose overall fat and leg fat. If you’re using elliptical trainer or stationary bike to do your cardio, then keep the resistance low. High intensity cardio will give you the best results.
Running is really effective when it comes to losing leg fat. Running will help you decrease the size of the muscles and help you reduce the fat around the muscles therefore will make your thighs look smaller.
Pilates is great for losing weight and for targeting leg muscles. Pilates will definitely help you have skinnier legs. Sign up for a class or grad some DVD’s with Pilates exercise you can do at your home.
This is something you can’t do at your home, except if you have your own pool. Swimming is the best full body workout and it’s an excellent way to burn leg. It’s also an amazing cardio workout.
Change in Your diet
You must make some changes in your diet if you want to have slimmer legs. Add more fruit and veggies in your diet. They’re fulfilling and low in calorie. Not only they’ll help you lose weight, but also help you improve your overall health.
Drink lots of water, instead of drinking sugary drinks. Drinks at least 6 glasses of water per day.
Eat foods rich in omega3 fatty acids such as: fish, nuts, spinach.
Reduce your portion size.
There are tons of different squat exercises you can do, but the basic idea is this: With your legs shoulder-width apart, lower your bum down to the ground until your thighs are parallel with the ground. Balance here for at least three seconds before pushing up.
With a 5- or 8-pound dumbbell in each hand, lunge forward with one leg and bring the opposite knee about an inch above the ground. Step back and continue with the opposite leg.and draw it in so that it lightly taps the back of your right knee. Extend the left leg out again. Repeat with the other leg.
Hydrate while cutting out excessive sweets from your liquid diet
Stick with water. Water is healthy, plentiful, cheap, and actually tastes good. Water flushes out harmful toxins, carries nutrients to cells, and provides a moist environment for bodily tissues that need it. Doctors recommend drinking 64 ounces of fluid per day, or about 1.9 liters .
You do not need to go on a diet in order to eat healthy. Simply watching what you eat will help you to slim down and get fit. When eating healthy you should consider what sort of items from each food group you should be eating. Try to eat balanced meals every time you sit down to eat.
Consider a low-calorie diet
If you burn more calories than you take in, you’ll lose weight. The low-cal diet means reducing your intake to between 1,200 and 1,500 calories per day for women. It is recommended if you want to lose no more than 2 pounds per week. It is not safe to attempt to lose more than 2 pounds per week unless under strict doctor supervision.
Exercise your whole body
Without getting too technical, the body loses fat by converting it into usable energy. This process is called ketosis. But when your body converts fat into energy, it loses fat from all over, not just in a specific place like your thighs. So in order to work away that thigh fat, you have to work out your entire body.
Get a solid full body workout at the gym
If you want a full-body workout that burns a lot of calories but is relatively safe on your joints, try biking or swimming. These are recommended specifically for people suffering from arthritis or nursing a serious injury. Spin those legs or work those laps for an hour at least three times a week.
Play a sport
Joining a recreational or competitive league, or merely playing with friends, can make a huge difference in burning calories. We’re more motivated to participate in sports for social and competitive reasons. This means we’re much more likely to play for the entire game and burn more calories than we are to give up when the workout becomes hard.
Know what sort of exercise burns less or more calories
Sadly, yoga and Pilates are not great for burning lots of calories, so don’t rely on them exclusively. Yoga and Pilates burn about 200 calories per hour, compared to about 800 calories burned by playing competitive basketball. If you’re serious about losing thigh fat but seriously devoted to yoga, work another program into your calorie-busting routine.
Walk when you can
If you do nothing else, walk. Walking is an overlooked and underrated exercise. Depending on your weight and your pace, you can burn anywhere from 100-400 calories per hour walking. And as we all know, walking doesn’t take it out of you like running, biking, or swimming does. Find a walking partner and work on burning calories together!