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How to Get Rid of Fat Arms & Thighs - 3 Fast and Easy Weight Loss Solutions

Updated on February 25, 2014

If you’re sick of having chubby arms and thighs then you need to do these 3 things to help improve your figure.

When you get in the right mindset, are more active and clean up your diet then you’ll soon have arms and thighs you can be proud of.

When you implement these weight loss solutions into your daily life chubby limbs will be a thing of the past.

Mentally Prepare Yourself

Believe it or not, a lot of people actually fail to reduce fat on their body because they just aren’t in the right mindset. Some people start out thinking that they’ll never really reach their goal, which sabotages your results before you even start. You have to believe that you can actually reach your goal or you’ll be easily distracted from reaching it.

Not only do you have to believe that you can reach your goal but you have to constantly remind yourself of your goal. There are so many things you do in your daily life that will either help you reach your goal or keep you from reaching it, so you need to always have your goal in mind. When fat loss is on your mind, you’ll almost always choose the best option and never get sidetracked from your goal. Don’t become obsessed; just keep it in mind when you choose to do different things in your daily life.

Half of the battle is going to be mental, so you have to build the will to succeed and not let others distract you from your goal. Your friends and family may even try to get you to skip workouts or eat unhealthy. Do you know why? Because you’re doing something they’re not doing and they don’t want to be the only one doing it! Don’t let them influence you in bad ways; you should influence them and be the good example. Now that you’re in the right mindset, you’ll have to start putting some things into action.

Be More Active

If you want to slim down your arms and thighs then you’re going to have to burn extra calories in your daily life. You can’t pick a spot on your body and only burn fat from there, but you can burn fat from your entire body at once. So what little things can you do to be more active? Do you have opportunities to walk places instead of driving? How about taking the stairs instead of the elevator? What about playing catch with your kids instead of watching TV? If you made one “active choice” a day, when you could opt for an inactive choice instead, then you’ll start to notice changes in your arms and thighs. But you can always step things up a notch and head to the gym.

If cardio is your cup of tea then you’re going to want to introduce yourself to the world of interval training. When you fluctuate your level of intensity up and down during your cardio sessions you challenge your body a lot more than if you stayed at one pace the whole time. What’s that mean for you? Well, you can get a better workout in less time and actually burn additional calories AFTER you leave the gym! An intense interval training session will help you melt the fat off your arms and thighs, but don’t shy away from the weights.

Ladies, I know you might be afraid of bulking up but you WON’T… That’s a myth! You don’t have the same amount of testosterone in your body that a man does, so you’re not going to come out looking manly. But what you will end up doing is supercharging your fat loss efforts. The more muscle you have on your body the more calories you’re going to burn because they have a higher metabolic rate than fat. Not only will you be adding fuel to your fat burning furnace but you’ll also be sculpting your figure. This will help you get that nice “tone” look you desire but you can help yourself out even more in the kitchen.

Naturally Reduce Body Fat at Home

If you don’t keep your eating habits in check, then it doesn’t matter if you are more active and determined to reach your goal; you won’t. Calories are the key element in weight loss and if you consume too much, your body is going to store it as fat. That is just how your body works. When you modify your eating habits, you’ll see results a lot quicker! Being active can help you burn more calories, but if you also eat a little less then you create a higher caloric deficit. But what kind of changes can you make?

Don’t assume that this means to snag up the latest temporary weight loss diet fad; I’m talking about simple lifestyle changes that you can stick to for life. Look at what you eat on a daily basis. You probably already know that some things aren’t the best choices, right? So think about ways you can limit your intake of these harmful foods and drinks. But you don’t have to give them up completely; go ahead and plan on having a “cheat meal” every two weeks where you can eat anything you want. This will help you stick to your healthy lifestyle because you can look forward to your cheat meal. This also helps you realize that you don’t have to be perfect. If you are choosing healthy foods on a regular basis then one little slip up isn’t going to matter. What becomes an issue is when you give up and keep making bad choices. So what kind of choices do you want to be making?

Well, if you’re a soda drinker, start opting for water instead. These sugary drinks make it too easy to consume excess calories. If you love fried chicken, why not opt for a boneless skinless chicken breast instead? You don’t want to consume all those unhealthy oils. If you drink a lot of fruit juice you can opt to eat an actual whole fruit to help your calories last a lot longer. You don’t get a lot of the natural fiber from fruit when you drink fruit juice and they will often add additional sugar to these drinks. Fiber helps slow the absorption of sugar, which means you won’t have that energy crash. Do you see how easy it is to make healthier choices? There really is a healthier option for every kind of junk food or drink out there. Put these weight loss solutions into play and you’ll have sexier arms and thighs in no time!

These simple changes are proven to help sculpt bodies that anyone would be proud of. When you get in the right mindset, be more active and eat healthy you can easily slim down your arms and thighs. You never have to be ashamed of your limbs again!

What Are Some of YOUR Weight Loss Solutions?

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      adaigwe 6 years ago

      i love this tips and i like reading from it.

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      Ben Guinter 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, tammyfrost! I hope it helps you reach your fitness goals.

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      Tammy Frost 6 years ago from Oregon

      Thanks for the tips.

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      Ben Guinter 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Definitely, Susan Ng... I think it raises the probability of success if you incorporate one in your plan!

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      Susan Ng Yu 6 years ago

      I like the "cheat meal" advice. It keeps the cravings from building up to an intolerable level. :)

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      Ben Guinter 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Hope it helps you stars439!

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for the important information. I will have to read this more than once, GBY.

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      Ben Guinter 7 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Good tips, georgescifo!

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      georgescifo 7 years ago from India

      Exercise regularly, take food on time, avoid fried food, stay happy etc contribute a lot towards being fit.

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      Ben Guinter 7 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      That's great, AutumnLockwood! Little changes like that go a long way and I'm sure it's hard to go from eating for 2 to limiting your food intake, but I'm glad to see you came out successful!

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      AutumnLockwood 7 years ago from Northern California

      Changing your habit really works. After pregnancy, I only started to lose weight when I changed how often I eat. I tried eating every two hours in small amount of food and it really worked.

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      Ben Guinter 7 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Exactly mandyf! It'd be nice but it won't happen without side effects and it won't happen at all unless you modify your diet and are more active... so why not avoid the negative all together and get some real nice side effects is right! Fat loss is a great "side effect" from living a healthy lifestyle.

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      mandyf 7 years ago

      hyped up cure or pill would be fantastic unfortunatly probably have serious negative side effects why not do it right with positive side effects

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      Ben Guinter 7 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You can't spot reduce, Hello, hello, so maybe what you're focusing on is one of the thicker areas on your body. When you see yourself every single day you don't notice changes that often, that's why people take before and after pictures.

      When you lose fat, you lose it from the whole level at once. So you have to think about things like a swimming pool. When you drain the pool, the deep end drains last... just like when you lose fat, the thickest areas are going to be the last spot to thin out.

      So for me, the thickest spot is my waist. As I lose weight my face, shoulders, arms and even my legs get more defined really quick but it takes a while for me to notice changes in my stomach. I could easily get discouraged and give up, but if you stick to it eventually your "deep end" will drain.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      I agree with dallas but the trouble is that is always reduced on the wrong spot.

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      Ben Guinter 7 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Exactly, dallas93444! But people seem to want some hyped up magical pill or some unheard of cure... when in reality it's pretty simple and they've probably heard it before.

      Now all they need to do is start listening.

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Eat less, exercise more: no "mystery."