Hips and thighs are a common storage place excess fat, especially for women. While it may be tempting to try to “spot treat” that area, it’s not a feasible goal. Only overall weight loss can reduce the size of any body part. With weight loss and body fat reduction you’ll notice you lose fat stored around your hips in addition to the rest of your body. If you want to lose this fat, you will need to try a combination of diet, cardiovascular and strengthening exercises.
Keep a food journal for a week. Continue eating in a normal manner. You can use this journal as a baseline for changing your diet.
A food journal can let you see into your diet and give you clues about things you can change to help result in weight loss.
Take note of portion sizes, snacking, liquid calories or higher fat foods you typically eat. Star these items or make a list to help you get started with your diet plan.
Continue to keep your food journal when you’re trying to lose weight. Studies show that those who stick to their food journals are more successful with weight loss long-term.
Reduce your caloric intake by 500 calories daily. By reducing the amount you are eating, you can signal to your body to start using its stored fat for energy (including the fat stored in your hips).
In order to lose weight and reduce excess body fat in your entire body and in your hips, you’ll need to cut calories. Reduced caloric intake overtime will result in weight loss.
Cutting about 500 calories daily generally results in about a one to two pound weight loss each week. Health professionals considered this safe and healthy weight loss.
Use your food journal to help you see what types of foods you can cut to result in a 500 calorie deficit.
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