Every girl dreams of having lean legs, the ‘thigh gap’ has become the most coveted accessory since the creation of Louis Vuitton knock off handbags. Thigh gaps are the new diamonds. Unfortunately for some (well many) having a thigh gap might mean jeopardizing all aspects of health and choosing to don a gaunt, skeleton like face. Simply put, it is not a good look! But while a thigh gap may not be right for your body shape this does not mean you can’t have a set of lean legs that Millie Mackintosh would be envious of. Losing weight from your lower body is not easy. Girls especially tend to carry extra weight around their bums, tums and thighs. The following is a list of reasons as to why you may not be shedding the pounds from these stubborn areas:
You under-eat. Your body is capable of redistributing fat to different areas. If you starve yourself you are putting you body under immense stress. Fat can end up redistributed to your reproductive organs in order to protect them. An excellent example of this can be seen with amateur female fitness competitors where girls are super lean with great abs but turn around to display behinds with love handles and saggy bums.
You do too much steady state cardio. All those long jogs can be extremely stressful on your body and cause muscle loss. As seen with those who under eat the stress can cause your body to hold fat around your reproductive organs and your tummy. The place to get your exercise done is in the weight room. This means squatting and dead-lifting. Exercises that involve leg raises with a weight around your ankle will not get you lean legs nor will the machines that you squeeze together with your thighs.
Hormones – You are holding too much estrogen. This is probably the biggest culprit when it comes to girls trying to lose weight from their lower body. Estrogen will cause the body to hold on to fat on the lower half. Girls on the contraceptive pill are ingesting estrogen every single day. Not ideal for weight loss! On top of this because of the food we eat and the environments we live in we are constantly coming into contact with xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens. Both mimic the action of estrogen in cells and can alter hormonal activity. They cause us girls to gain weight in our lower bodies (in men think ‘man boobs’).
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