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How to Lose Thigh Fat Fast Without Gaining Muscle

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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 Lose Thigh Fat Fast Without Gaining Muscle
Doughnuts need to disappear from your diet plan to lose thigh fat. Photo Credit: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Fat thighs put a damper on visions of sporting new swimwear at the beach or a friend's pool party. If a gathering is on the horizon and you want to create slender thighs fast, you have to be very disciplined and be willing to make sacrifices at the dinner table. Exercise is another big part of this game plan. To avoid gaining muscle, you simply need to eliminate heavy weight training from the equation.

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Step 1

Cut back on calories.
Cut back on calories. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

Cut back on calories to produce a deficit and promote weight loss through your body as a whole. Losing weight in one place is called spot reduction, which is impossible. Reduce your daily intake by 1,000 calories, and you can quickly lose 2 lbs. a week.

Step 2

Fruits and vegetables are great to have in your kitchen.
Fruits and vegetables are great to have in your kitchen. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/ Images

Stock your kitchen with foods that have a low energy density. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and fish fall into this category. Low energy density foods have a lot of volume, but not a lot of calories. Eat nothing but low energy density foods to achieve the fastest results.

Step 3

Start your day off right and boost your metabolism by eating breakfast.
Start your day off right and boost your metabolism by eating breakfast. Photo Credit: BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images

Start your day with breakfast to boost your metabolism and satisfy your hunger. Have something quick if you are in a hurry, such as half of a whole grain bagel with low-fat cream cheese. Prepare something more elaborate if you have time, such as an omelet with chopped vegetables and salsa.

Step 4

Eat small meals frequently.
Eat small meals frequently. Photo Credit: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Graze throughout the day to keep your energy levels up, appetite down and metabolism high. Eat small meals every two to three hours after you finish your breakfast. Balance each meal with a portion of protein and carbs. Hummus on rye bread with lettuce and tomato is a meal, for example.

Step 5

Drink water throughout the day.
Drink water throughout the day. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

Drink water throughout the day instead of sugary beverages. Beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda, fruit punch and milkshakes all contain high amounts of sugar and/or fat. Water, on the other hand, is calorie-free and also helps hydrate your body. Have a big glass with your meals to further prevent overeating.

Step 6

Perform cardio exercises to burn away fat!
Perform cardio exercises to burn away fat! Photo Credit: Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Perform cardiovascular exercise to melt away thigh pounds. Choose a form that involves the thighs, such as running, indoor cycling, elliptical training, stair-climbing or versa climbing. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 60 to 90 minutes of exercise performed five days a week to effectively lose weight. Spend a majority of this time doing intervals -- simply bounce back and forth from a fast to slow intensity. This will burn a high amount of calories and keep your metabolism elevated once you are done.

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