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How to Trim Inches Off Your Stomach and Thighs

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author image Denise Stern
Denise Stern is an experienced freelance writer and editor. She has written professionally for more than seven years. Stern regularly provides content for health-related and elder-care websites and has an associate and specialized business degree in health information management and technology.
How to Trim Inches Off Your Stomach and Thighs
Get rid of lower torso weight through diet and exercise. Photo Credit Maridav/iStock/Getty Images

If you can’t wear your favorite clothes because you’ve gained weight in your stomach, hips and thighs, it’s time to get moving and rid yourself of that muffin top or thunder thighs. Excess weight around the waist, hips and thighs is often caused by a lack of exercise or a poor diet -- or both. In addition to a good overall cardio or aerobic workout program and a low-calorie diet or change in eating habits, engage in exercises that tone your stomach, hips and thighs. Talk to your doctor about a diet and exercise plan to help you achieve your goals.

Step 1

How to Trim Inches Off Your Stomach and Thighs
Walk for at least five to 10 minutes daily. Photo Credit Błażej Łyjak/iStock/Getty Images

Walk for at least five to 10 minutes daily, gradually increasing your walking time to 30 minutes a day. As you grow stronger, increase the intensity and duration of your walk. Start off slowly so that you and your body get into the habit of exercising.

Step 2

How to Trim Inches Off Your Stomach and Thighs
Perform a variety of waist-twisting exercises. Photo Credit Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Getty Images

Perform a variety of waist-twisting exercises several times through the day to start toning your oblique muscles and burning calories, which will reduce your weight overall. The broomstick twist is one type of exercise you can do sitting or standing. Hold a broomstick over your shoulders, grasping each end with your hands. Twist slowly from side to side, keeping your back straight and your abdomen tucked in. Do 25 on each side. Increase your speed and repetitions as you grow stronger.

Step 3

How to Trim Inches Off Your Stomach and Thighs
Exercise to burn extra calories every day. Photo Credit Osuleo/iStock/Getty Images

Exercise to burn extra calories every day. Get moving with cardio and fat-burning activities like rollerblading, roller-skating, swimming and tennis. Elliptical trainers and steppers offer low-impact yet beneficial calorie-burning workouts. While you can't spot-reduce for weight reduction, you can target certain areas of your body like your waistline and thighs with toning exercises for a leaner, slimmer look.

Step 4

How to Trim Inches Off Your Stomach and Thighs
Cut back on the amount of calories you consume daily. Photo Credit Hongqi Zhang/iStock/Getty Images

Cut back on the amount of calories you consume daily. Combined with exercise, a low-calorie diet or change in eating habits offers you multiple benefits, including weight loss and reduction of both muffin top and thunder thighs for most people.

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