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How to Get Slim Thighs

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I am very genuine and magnetic on camera, and have made numerous videos on my own for clients and other organizations that I'm affiliated with. I also have a degree in Sport Management, and multiple certifications to back up my validity. I've also been featured in three different exercise infomercials and had a speaking role in a National Lampoons movie.
How to Get Slim Thighs
Yoga helps lengthen muscles without creating excess bulk. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Fat thighs make it harder to move around and they also increase feelings of self-consciousness. Finding the sweet spot where your legs are thin without excessive muscle takes discipline and finding the right mix of lifestyle changes. Even though heavy weight-training is out of the picture, exercise is not. You just have to take the right approach. Your diet also needs to be taken into consideration.

Step 1

How to Get Slim Thighs
A family prepares a well balanced meal. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

Produce a caloric deficit to lose weight in your thighs and through your body as a whole. Spot reduction is not possible, so to achieve thinner thighs, you must create a thinner body altogether. The best way to do this is by cutting back on your caloric intake. Reducing by 500 to 1,000 calories a day will cause you to lose about 1 to 2 pounds of weight a week.

Step 2

How to Get Slim Thighs
Structure your diet around foods that are low in calories such as fruits and vegetables. Photo Credit Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images

Structure your diet around foods that are low in calories, but high in volume. These low-energy density foods can fill you up on fewer overall calories. Fruits and vegetables are two examples that are especially beneficial. Not only are they low in calories, but they are also high in water and fiber content, which further fills you up. Include other low-energy density foods in your diet such as whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy products and fish.

Step 3

How to Get Slim Thighs
Drink water throughout the day to help flush impurities from your system. Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images

Drink water throughout the day to spare yourself empty calories. Use water in place of all calorie-laden beverages, and drink a glass with your meals to create a full feeling in your stomach. Water has zero calories and it also helps flush impurities from your system.

Step 4

How to Get Slim Thighs
Spend five to six days a week doing cardio exercises. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Burn fat in your thighs with cardiovascular exercise. Spend five or six days a week doing cardio and choose a form that you like, such as running, fast-paced walking, elliptical training, swimming or jumping rope. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 60 to 90 minutes of exercise performed five days a week to efficiently lose weight. Exercise at a moderate intensity.

Step 5

How to Get Slim Thighs
Take short minute power walks during breaks at work. Photo Credit Steve Mason/Photodisc/Getty Images

Increase your activity levels during the course of the day. Take every opportunity you can to fit more movement into your life. This will boost your overall caloric expenditure and help you create thinner thighs faster. Go for a 30-minute power walk at lunch time, join a recreational sport league and use stairs instead of escalators at malls.

Step 6

How to Get Slim Thighs
An exercise class stretches. Photo Credit IT Stock/Polka Dot/Getty Images

Stretch the muscles in your thighs to give them a longer, leaner look. A good way to do this is by attending yoga classes two or three days a week. A low lunge is a yoga pose that stretches the quadriceps and hamstrings. Perform this by taking a long step forward with your right foot and bending both knees to lower your body down. Place your left knee and the top of your left foot flat on the floor. Raise your arms above your head, place your palms together and lean forward slightly. Hold for 30 to 45 seconds, slowly release and switch sides.

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