9 Super Quick Ways To Get Rid Of Thigh Fat

9 Super Quick Ways To Get Rid Of Thigh Fat

Okay, so having “thunder thighs” is horrifying. It’s such an upsetting feeling to not be able to wear skimpy shorts, fit into skinny jeans and sport a bikini.

Thigh fat is a big pain for a lot of women – because it’s so damn stubborn! It’s one of the harder areas on the body to trim fat from.

Fortunately, that pain is about to end. Here are 9 great ways to trim thigh fat and slip right into those skinny jeans.

1. Drink Water More Often

You know what the #1 enemy of most diets is? It’s not dessert, or unhealthy snacks – it’s sugary drinks. When you drink soda, or fruit juice, or other sweetened drinks, you’re adding hundreds of calories to your day with no other nutrition (1).

Drink water instead. It’ll keep you well hydrated, which is crucial for your body’s ability to burn fat and build muscle, and it will help you stay full for longer too.

2. Do More Cardio

Cardio is great for burning calories and fueling weight loss. If you want to lose weight and lose it fast, cardio is your best friend.

Try doing cardio that gets your heart pumping fast and burns a ton of calories, like running, jumping rope, and biking. Plus – those 3 activities also tone your legs, which will come in handy once you shed all the thigh fat you’re trying to get rid of.

3. Write Down What You Eat

Truth is, exercise alone isn’t going to let you hit your weight loss goals. If you want to really slim down and get results, you have to add in proper nutrition and diet too.

If you’re trying to eat right, a great habit to get into is writing down what you eat, and tracking your calories. When you do that, you’re much less likely to reach for an unhealthy snack – because you know you’ll have to write it down (2).

Plus, it’ll let you see how many calories you’re eating a day, which will help you know if you’re on track for your weight loss goals. Just don’t go less than 1200 calories in a day and you’ll be fine.

4. Exercise On An Incline

Using an incline in your exercises is an awesome way to really feel the burn in your legs and get the lean, toned thighs you want.

Try biking or running up some hills, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and tilting the treadmill’s incline upwards to really ignite fat burning in your thighs and get your heart pumping faster.

5. Do Exercises That Sculpt Your Thighs

You’re going to be shredding the fat on your thighs by following the tips on this list – so you’re going to want some toned muscles underneath once all the fat comes off!

Do exercises that help shape the muscles on your thighs, hamstrings and butt. That means doing more squats and lunges to really tone those muscles and get your legs and butt looking great (3).

6. Eat Small Meals Over The Course Of The Day

It seems counter intuitive, but a great way to keep hunger cravings at bay and keep your total calorie intake down is to eat something small every few hours.

If you wait for hours between each meal, chances are you’re going to get super hungry and overeat, which will set you back in your fitness goals. Try eating meals of around 150 calories every few hours, and pick foods that have tons of protein and fiber.

7. Get Enough Sleep

The facts bear this out – if you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not going to lose fat, no matter how intensely you’re working out.

Your body needs sleep to rest and recover from activities, and reshape your body while you’re sleeping. If you’re not getting enough rest, you won’t see the results you want – plus you’ll be more likely to snack on unhealthy stuff during the day.

8. Eat Breakfast!

This one is super important. Fact is – eating breakfast kick starts your metabolism for the rest of the day. If you skip it, you’ll find yourself feeling sluggish, tired, and hungry – causing you to go for unhealthy snacks.

Plus, skipping breakfast means your body thinks you’re in nutritional trouble – which makes it conserve every calorie and scrap of sugar it gets, turning it right into fat. Eat breakfast every day – it will make losing weight so much easier.

9. Remember Genetics

If you’re really not seeing the results that you want, and you’ve been following all the items on this list, think about your body shape – as well as your mom’s, aunts, sisters, and grandmother’s body shape.

If all of you have pear-shaped bodies, it’s something that’s determined by genetics – not by how hard you work. If that’s the case, don’t worry, obsess, or stress about it – there’s not a whole lot you can do to change it. But that’s ok – by following the advice on this list, you’ll get your body into the best shape possible – and look pretty damn good while you’re doing it.

In summary…

How To Lose Thigh Fat Fast

  1. Drink Water More Often
  2. Do More Cardio
  3. Write Down What You Eat
  4. Exercise On An Incline
  5. Do Exercises That Sculpt Your Thighs
  6. Eat Small Meals Over The Course Of The Day
  7. Get Enough Sleep
  8. Eat Breakfast!
  9. Remember Genetics

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21 comments… add one
  • chris January 27, 2017, 4:58 pm

    im a guy and im fat in the thighs but no where else…would these work for me??

  • Roy Valadez October 1, 2015, 9:12 pm

    These are great tips. I try to share things like this with my clients that might not have really thought about how their diet is going to effect their workout results. These tips are worth sharing with them!

  • Julianna Noble September 29, 2015, 9:15 pm

    I am on board with drinking more water. I always feel great when I had plenty of water to drink. I just wish that I could get an exercise routine together that just focuses on my thighs or leg region.

  • Francine Stewart September 28, 2015, 9:25 pm

    Thigh fat looks so bad. It seems like no matter how much I work my legs, nothing changes it.

    • Stacy Hebert October 1, 2015, 9:21 pm

      oh honey, you need to work hard at it and maybe try the post about squats for some new workout moves!

  • Monica Plante September 28, 2015, 9:16 pm

    Cardio + small healthy meals throughout the day and you are going to be looking hot!

    • Belinda Rodriquez September 29, 2015, 9:24 pm

      Cardio gets the heart going and the smaller meals throughout the day keeps your metabolism at a high rate as well. Great tips!

  • Dorothy Finch September 27, 2015, 11:08 am

    I always tell myself it is just the way my body is because of my family. That does not always help though and I still wish I could get smaller or more toned in a few places.

  • Adelaida Powell September 26, 2015, 9:18 am

    Getting those thighs toned is a tough task for many people, including myself. I found that directing exercises right at that area worked best for me!

  • Desirae Robb September 25, 2015, 8:56 am

    I can see how these would work. I wish I could get more water into my diet and a better blend of food throughout the week. The exercise is easy for me, its the diet that I cannot get down.

  • Ana Reece September 25, 2015, 8:43 am

    I have a hard time drinking water when I am at home. At work, that is all I drink and I get plenty of it, but at home there is always juice or soda around. I cannot help myself.

  • Jackie Segura September 24, 2015, 8:50 am

    Thigh fat is tough for some people. For me, I thought it was all about running, but that did not seem to do much in that area. I will practice walking and running on an incline however, that might do the trick!

  • Elva Sanchez September 24, 2015, 8:40 am

    Ah, the incline, that is a great idea!

    • Kristy Ray September 26, 2015, 9:27 am

      True! I never really thought about how that works your leg. I just avoided it because its a pain in my ass to do :)

    • Helen Antonucci September 27, 2015, 11:17 am

      Yup and it works like a charm!

  • Karen Hall September 22, 2015, 12:36 pm

    I have been writing down how much and what I eat for about one month now. It is amazing how much you do not realize until you see it on paper. It was an eye opener and I am glad that I did it. Now I can get a better handle on my diet.

  • Deneen Little September 18, 2015, 2:26 pm

    PERFECT! I have been looking for ways to get my legs to look better and I have a feeling this would do the trick!

  • Florence Franco September 18, 2015, 2:03 pm

    Do you really think that more cardio is the answer? When I do cardio, I always feel like it is more of a whole body thing and not something that will target a specific area of my body.

  • Emogene Allen September 17, 2015, 9:52 pm

    Thigh fat, thigh gap, abs, neck fat, etc. When is it going to end? At some point you are going to have to deal with the fact that there is SOME fat on your body!

    • Kimberly Wilson September 22, 2015, 1:55 pm

      LOL. You are right. There is always something that we are supposed to keep an eye open for.

  • Elizabeth Colvin September 17, 2015, 9:41 pm

    Writing down what you eat is a great way to make sure you are not eating too many calories. It puts you on a great path and once you get used to how much you are eating, then next step is making sure it is all healthy for you.

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