Even before Shakira’s smash hit single “Hips Don’t Lie” came out, hips have been a powerful part of attraction for many many years. Some scientists trace back our attraction to nice hips to evolutionary days, where the right hip to waist ratio signified that a female was the most fit for child bearing and reproducing.
Of course, now it is the year 2017, and having nice hips is still something that is very desirable. There is a lot of pressure (particularly for females) to try to achieve and maintain a curvy, hourglass shape. Of course, we all know that this is not an imperative to be an attractive person. However, if you are looking to get those sexy, sculpted hips and thighs, then you’ve come to the right place. If you have a little bit of excess fat around your thighs (this is common for many women) that you are trying to lose, we’ve got lots of dieting and exercise tips ready for you to try out to get awesome hips and reduce fat levels. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Knock out that Hip Fat!
The first thing that we are going to discuss is dieting. Of course, this can be a sensitive and tough subject to talk about, but we are going to give you some guidelines to go by that have scientifically shown success. You can pick and choose from these, but we suggest you follow every tip for maximum results. Besides, the advice we’re about to give you is actually just good to follow if you want to treat your body right and live a healthier life.
Decrease Caloric Intake
The first thing that you can do diet wise is it reduce your caloric intake. This will help your body “catch up” and metabolize fat that has been deposited in your thighs. Of course, it is easy to go overboard with this, so you need to make sure that you are doing this kind of restrictive dieting in a safe manner. Many experts consider five hundred calories to be the maximum amount of reduction. If you do this daily, you will see that hip fat start to melt away.
Keep a Food Journal
A great tool to use when dieting to help keep you accountable is to use a food journal. Record what you eat for every meal along with rough estimate of the calories that you consumed. This will help you get a better idea of what you are putting in your body. Think of it as a way to keep track of calorie “budgeting.”
In addition to dieting, you’ll need to be doing lots of exercise in order to burn hip fat. However, it’s not as hard or crazy as you think it might be. Many doctors and fitness experts recommend that you do one hundred and fifty minutes of strenuous exercise every week. While that may seem like a lot up front, think about how you can split it up. One hundred and fifty minutes means that you can exercise for about thirty minutes for five days of the week. This is great because it is really not that difficult to fit in just thirty minutes of your time to do some exercise.
What kind should I be doing?
The best kind of exercise for toning up your legs, thighs, and hips is solid cardio. This means anything that will continuously keep your heart working at a higher rate than it does when it is resting. Consider exercises such as running, swimming, or biking. If you get bored with one, also consider alternating to keep yourself feeling fresh and motivated.