Do you want slim and toned thighs? Are you feeling like your lifestyle needs a bit of a makeover and some new inspiration? Slim thighs don’t just magically appear, but with some work, they are definitely doable. You’ll need to deploy the right combination of exercise and diet; and if you’re consistent, you’ll see results in no time.
Avoid exercises such as squats, lunges, leg curls, stiff-legged deadlifts, leg extensions and calf raises, especially with heavy weights for now. They DO NOT slim thighs. A piece of cardio machinery you would do well to avoid is the Stairmaster/ step machine. Although these exercise are often promoted to make thighs smaller, they actually target thigh muscles and can make them bigger. Weight training make muscle fibers larger. You can do these exercises once you have striped fat from your thighs and have a clearer idea of how muscular your thighs are.
Overly processed foods, foods with the saturated or trans fats, and foods that fit into a high-glycemic diet are ones that doctors recommend staying away from. These foods include:
- Refined sugars: candy, cakes, sugary drinks (sodas), etc.
- Simple carbohydrates: normal pasta, white bread, etc.
- Saturated and trans fats: butter, solid shortening, lard, margarine, etc.
Drink water to keep your body hydrated, your organs happy, and to partially help trick your body into thinking that it’s fuller than it is. If you’re really hungry, drink an 8 oz. glass of water before you start your meal. Your stomach will think it’s getting more food in it than it actually does; you’ll feel fuller and you won’t end up eating as much. Source