We all have a few problem areas from where we want to trim ourselves down and thighs are the most common problem area for most women. The thigh fat may be a result of hormonal imbalance, improper diet, genes, lack of activity, pregnancy or a combination of all. So if you are wondering how to lose the stubborn fat from your thighs, here are a few tips that might help you out:

1)  Limit your salt intake

Salt makes your body retain excess water which causes bloating of stomach, hips, and thighs. The more salt you eat, the more water gets stored instead of getting filtered out by your kidney. By limiting your salt intake you will notice fat loss from your problem areas. This also means avoiding processed foods like sauces, packaged soups, dressings which are loaded with sodium

2)     Eat lean and clean

It is extremely important to eat healthy nutritious foods. Cut back on unhealthy fats, refined sugars and processed foods. This is the first and the most important step in losing extra fat. Include more and more veggies and fruits in your diet. You may include healthy whole carbs such as quinoa, brown rice etc. in your diet.

3)     Drink lots of water

Drinking lots of water will help your body flush out toxins, excess salts and fluids and thus reduces bloating. It also helps to keep you satiated for a long time. Make sure to drink two to three liters of water every day. If you find chugging down a glass of water every hour boring, then you may include fruits and veggies that are high in water content such as cucumbers, lettuce, capsicum, melons etc. You may also drink water infused with fresh and clean fruits to increase your water intake.

4)  Start your day with coffee

Drinking coffee stimulates your metabolism thereby increasing the body’s fat burning ability. But coffee needs to be taken in moderation. We recommend you to drink two cups of coffee every day at max.

5)  Include more fiber and protein in your diet

Protein helps to build lean muscles that will make your legs look great. Try to get 25-35 g of fiber and about 75 to 100 g of protein per day from vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean meats. Fiber and protein aids in weight loss and helps you to stay fuller for longer periods.

6)  Try thigh toning exercises

Once you have brought changes to your diet, it’s time you begin doing some exercises that target and tone your thighs. Perform exercises that target both the inner and outer thighs. Aim to do 8-10 reps of these exercises three times per week. You can do some lunges, leg lifts, squats, resistance training exercises, skaters to get well-toned thighs.

7)     Increase your cardio

The basic rule of losing weight is to burn more calories than you take in. Doing a good heart-pumping cardio is a great way to burn calories and it will tone your leg muscles simultaneously. You may do some running, cycling and even jump a rope and target to increase the number every week. Mix up different cardio workouts to avoid monotony.