There’s no way to do a spot exercise and expect fat to come off just that spot. It’s true whether you’re talking about belly fat, inner thigh fat or fat on your booty. When you lose weight, it comes off your entire body, no matter how many spot exercises you do. However, exercise can tone the muscle under the fat to give some of the results you’ve hoped to achieve. It won’t make you lose weight just on your inner thighs, but will help improve the appearance.
Start with a healthy diet.
A healthy diet isn’t dieting. Dieting means sticking with a strict regimen of food. You often feel hungry or deprived when you diet. However, when you eat healthy, you’re simply making smarter choices when it comes to food. Instead of using sour cream on your baked potato, you use Greek yogurt. It means eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and eliminating processed food. Processed food often means empty calories and additives that increase the calorie count, like high fructose corn syrup, which seems to be in almost all processed food. Foods you might consider healthy, like applesauce, salad dressing, canned fruit, protein bars and cocktail nuts even have it, so switch to whole foods to make life simpler and get rid of fat quicker.
Get more cardio throughout the week.
Set your sights to increasing your exercise. While you need strength training, which helps build muscle tissue as you burn calories, increasing your overall activity will help you slim, not only your thighs, but your whole body, too. Find ways to walk more. Park further from the grocery. Walk to lunch rather than drive. Take the steps and not the elevator. It will work your legs, while burning more calories to get rid of body fat.
Use specific exercises to strengthen the muscles of the inner thighs.
Ballet is a good way to strengthen the muscles of the inner thighs. Think a plie squat with a wide-legged position. Lunges, step-ups, squats and even squeezing an rubber ball between the knees can tone and tighten those inner thigh muscles. If you don’t have an exercise ball, you can do that exercise without one. Sitting on a chair with your knees apart, put the palm of your hands against the inside of each knee. Use your hands as an opposing force as you try to bring your knees together.
- Remember, you may be able to become the best you, but that doesn’t mean you’ll change your basic body shape. You can tone your body and make your entire body slimmer.
- Find ways to make simple exercises give better results. If you’re doing squats, make it tougher. Use a child’s rubber ball to help. Put it between your legs, right above the knee and keep it in place as you squat.
- Roll up a thick beach towel or use a rubber ball. Lay on your back with your feet flat on the floor. Put the towel or ball between your knees and squeeze. Hold for thirty seconds, relax, repeat four times.
- Raise up on your toes and lower yourself to squatting position without letting your heels touch the ground. It’s hard. Use a table or chair for balance if you need to do it.