Five Ways to Say Goodbye to Saddlebags
“Saddlebags” or a “square booty” is many women’s nightmare. When fat deposits and settles over the hips, buttocks and thighs, it is called saddlebags due to its appearance. Genes and hormones can also cause fat deposits, but the only way you are going to get rid of this, is through diet and exercise. If you are desperate to get rid of unwanted weight around your thighs, stomach and buttocks and want to slip into skinny jeans, these tips may help.
- Cut On Processed Foods
Lose the processed food. Although it might taste good, you are consuming empty calories, bad fats and food with very little nutritional value. The list of processed foods includes anything that is fried, baked goods and some tin food. Rather make food from scratch and use fresh ingredients.
- Cut On Bad Carbohydrates
It is true that your body does need carbs, but you need to consume good carbs like whole grains, whole wheat bread, brown rice, and oats.
Bad carbs like cookies, cakes, and pastries are usually what we eat when we are “attacked” by cravings, but those carbohydrates that are converted to fat and stored on our thighs.
- Stick To Good Fats
We need fats in our diet, but it must be consumed in moderation and it needs to unsaturated fat (good fats). Unsaturated fats are found in nuts, olive oils, fatty fish like trout and avocados.
You can exercise all you want, but if you do not eat correctly, fat will continue to deposit at the thigh area and you will never see results as long as your muscle is covered in fat. The correct diet and exercises goes hand-in-hand.
Cardio vascular exercises are the best way to get rid of unwanted weight. Spot training does not work and unfortunately, you will not lose fat only at the thighs or first at the buttocks. However, with cardio activities like running and HIIT intervals, you are going to shed the extra weight all over and look fabulous. Keep in mind that each person in unique and no one loses weight at the same place. Some people might lose weight first on their extremities and some on their core. Have patient when wanting to get rid of extra weight on your thighs.
Toning and strength exercises that concentrates on the thighs, buttocks, hips and stomach, will help give the appearance of a firm and sexy muscle once to start to get rid of unwanted weight that covers the muscle. Try side-lying leg raises, inner thighs leg lifts, squats, side lunges, plank, bridge, and single-leg hip raises.
- Drink Water
Another description for water should be the “magic potion” because water has so many benefits, including weight loss. Chances are that you are not consuming the correct amount water daily. Women need to take in 3 litres of water and men needs 4 litres.
When you increase your intake, you will notice weight loss and you will not feel bloated on hot days, Water regulates most metabolic processes and you will see an improvement in your skin, nails, hair, and energy levels.