There are tons of different squat exercises you can do, but the basic idea is this: With your legs shoulder-width apart, lower your bum down to the ground until your thighs are parallel with the ground. Balance here for at least three seconds before pushing up. Try doing squats with an exercise ball. Place the ball against the wall with your lower back firmly pressed against the ball. Not only will the ball increase the intensity of the squat–it will also give you a nice back rub!
With a 5- or 8-pound dumbbell in each hand, lunge forward with one leg and bring the opposite knee about an inch above the ground. Step back and continue with the opposite leg.and draw it in so that it lightly taps the back of your right knee. Extend the left leg out again.
Stick with water. Water is healthy, plentiful, cheap, and actually tastes good. Water flushes out harmful toxins, carries nutrients to cells, and provides a moist environment for bodily tissues that need it. Doctors recommend drinking 64 ounces of fluid per day, or about 1.9 liters. Avoid sodas, energy drinks, concentrated juices, etc.They’re a weakness for us all, but they make shaving off those pounds really difficult. All of these drinks have tons of sugar in them, sometimes as much as 300 calories, which can negate a whole workout.
Drink green tea for a great source of antioxidants and negligible calories. Green tea contains about ten times the polyphenols as most other veggies, and assists the body in protecting its cells from free radicals. Best of all, tea contains 1-2 calories per liter, which means that a simple cup of tea (unsweetened) is about as guilt-free as it gets! Drink a cup of tea or a glass of water right before you eat a meal. This will trick your body into believing it’s more full than it actually is, meaning that your cravings will be lower and you’ll be inclined to eat less during a meal.
Exercise your whole body
Without getting too technical, the body loses fat by converting it into usable energy. This process is called ketosis. But when your body converts fat into energy, it loses fat from all over, not just in a specific place like your thighs. So in order to work away that thigh fat, you have to work out your entire body.
Walk when you can
If you do nothing else, walk. Walking is an overlooked and underrated exercise. Depending on your weight and your pace, you can burn anywhere from 100-400 calories per hour walking. And as we all know, walking doesn’t take it out of you like running, biking, or swimming does. Find a walking partner and work on burning calories together!
Make sure you’re getting your beauty rest. With all this working out, you should feel exhausted and worn out. (That’s a good sign!) The great part is that getting enough sleep can also help you lose weight. That’s right: Sleeping enough can help you lose weight.
Watch Your Low-Carb Diet
Know what foods are not allowed in a low-carb diet. Foods that are not allowed as part of the low-carb diet include:
- Grains. No pasta, bread, cakes, or pastries.
- Fruits and fruit juices.
- Processed foods. These usually have added sugar in them.
- Starchy vegetables. No potatoes, beets, or corn.
- Sugar or margarine.