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Spot reduction when it comes to fat loss is a tempting proposition, but alas, it's more of a myth. That's sad news notably if you've been trying to eliminate that stubborn fat on tricky areas like the thighs. Here's a list of ways to help you lose that stubborn thigh fat and reduce your overall body weight at the same time.
Good morning coffee
Start your day with a cuppa Joe if you haven't already. Black coffee (without sugar or milk) perks up metabolism and that increases the body's fat burning ability. However, our body can become tolerant of its effect, and it may stop working. To prevent that from happening, don't go overboard with your coffee intake. Another beverage option is green tea, which also contains antioxidants that are beneficial for the body.
We need food as a source of energy but do remember to be mindful of what you eat if you're planning to lose that excess fat and weight. Watch that salt intake as it causes the body to retain water resulting in bloating. Reduce your processed food intake – items like vegetable juice, canned soup, salad dressing and sauces are just some food, which contains high sodium levels.
Balance with electrolyte
Here's an important reminder if you are already losing weight. Rapid weight loss can cause an electrolyte imbalance, which can cause serious health problems.
Electrolytes regulate nerve and muscle function as well as keep the body hydrated among other benefits. Although increasing your salt intake does replenish lost electrolytes, but we've seen earlier how high sodium food affect the body.
So, opt for healthier versions like yoghurt, avocado and remember to drink water.
The importance of drinking water can never be overstated. Among other things, it helps to flush out toxins and excess salt from the body. Without water, our body cannot metabolise stored fat, and that's not a good thing when you're trying to lose excess fat and weight. Have a water bottle with at all times.
The proper way to lose fat and weight is to work out your whole body. Cardio and strengthening exercises have to be a part of your programme to achieve healthy results. For the lower limbs, here are some routines you can try:
· Reverse leg curls
· Hamstring curls
Cardio exercises help to burn fat and to add some HIIT routines into your programme as they too, help to burn calories.
Losing that stubborn fat around the thighs is not impossible. All it takes is effort and commitment. But if the battle seems to be lost despite your best efforts, there's VASER Lipo.
VASER stands for 'Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance' is a less invasive form of liposuction. Like liposuction, it eliminates unwanted fat, but it does so in a gentler manner by using sound energy to liquefy unwanted fat cells in targeted areas.
Vaser liposuction precisely targets areas with unwanted fat, leaving surrounding tissues undisturbed. The result is a more contoured and defined appearance.
Vaser liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body including the hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen which are traditionally the more resistant areas when it comes to fat loss. The amount of fat that can be removed is best discussed and informed by the doctor during the consultation.