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Help!!! Slimming down thighs!!.

I posted another question in the past about how could I slim down my thighs.. But I didn't get many responses. I'm getting incredibly upset because I am so tired of the way my thighs look. They're not gigantic, but they have some cellulite on the back of them, and they irk me to no end. I want to slim them, but I am TERRIFIED of building muscle under my fat. It's hard to find clothing/jeans that fit good because of my thighs and butt. My calves are fine, its just my thighs... I feel like my efforts will never work..

Any suggestions?

I am a 16 year old who isn't overweight but wants to lose weight and slim down in a healthy manner, and finds the thighs to be a very embarrass and stressful part of her body.

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Daily exercise will help you to normalize your body shape.

Sit down on a sturdy chair and hold a pillow between your thighs. Breathe out as you press the pillow between your thighs, as if you were trying to squeeze the stuffing out of the pillow. Do it for 1 minute as you breathe normally. Let loose and proceed to move 2.
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Training this area can improve their appearance but will not remove fat from the areas. To lose weight in this area you'll have to adhere to a regimen of diet and cardiovascular exercise.
Start a routine of cardiovascular exercise. This, more than any direct muscular training, will burn the calories necessary to lose weight in your lower body. Plus, it will increase your metabolism, causing your body to burn calories faster than normal even while at rest. Each week, complete at least three cardiovascular exercise sessions, with each session lasting either 20 to 30 minutes of high-intensity activity or no less than 45 minutes of low-intensity activity. Best activities include anything that causes a consistently elevated heart rate, such as aerobics. As your cardiovascular endurance improves, increase the length and frequency of your sessions.
Reduce the caloric content of your diet. No matter how hard you exercise, you'll never lose weight if you're consistently overeating. Take an inventory of the foods and drinks that you consume on a standard day, and use the nutritional information to estimate your average daily caloric intake. Depending on the urgency and magnitude of your desired weight loss, decrease this figure by between 500 and 1,000. This will ensure that you'll lose between 1 and 2 lbs. per week. To reach this figure, eliminate junk foods from your diet. If this doesn't work then, decrease your portion sizes as necessary.
Weight train your lower body at least twice each week. While this won't burn much fat, it will develop your lower body muscles, creating an appearance of increased leanness. At each session, select five exercises from the following! squat, front squat, hack squat, split leg squat, leg press, lunge, leg extension, leg curl, standing calf raise and seated calf raise. For each exercise, complete between three and four sets of 12 to 15 repetitions, resting for a maximum of 60 seconds between sets.
Google the exercises to see how to perform them.
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Stay away from squats and lunges, they will make your butt and thighs more muscular.
That's usually why women love doing squats, but if you don't want bigger thighs or a bigger butt, stay away from building strength in that area.

The best thing you can do is take up jogging. There's a reason why runners and joggers have very slim legs. Doing cardio is the best thing you can do if you want to get rid of fat.

If you have naturally muscular legs, try to stay away from riding a bike, because it can also increase strength in your legs. I have naturally muscular legs, which I love, and I find cycling makes them bigger, although I see some bicycle riders with puny legs. It probably depends on how easy you gain muscle compared to other people. Some people just have naturally muscular legs and playing sports will just make them larger.
If that's the case, you have to weed out everything that makes them larger and maybe if you really can't get rid of the muscle, be completely sedentry when it comes to your legs. Don't use them as much as possible.

Cellulite is NOT a sign that you are fat. Underweight women can have cellulite too. Beleive me, I had cellulite when I was anorexic.
I did some research (can't remember the name of the website now) and there was a bunch of success stories compiled together about women telling what worked for them and the most common thing that helped them get rid of their cellulite was actually eating more fats and oils in their diet. I thought it was interesting and since I tried everything else, I also decided to give it a try. I've started eating peanut butter every day and am seeing a huge difference already. Not sure why on earth that would have a positive effect, but it seems to be working for me and many others.

Believe me, gaining muscle did not work. I know alot of websites spout off this bogus information that if you have muscle and hardly any fat that the cellulite will dissapear, but for me it actually made it worse. Without much fat on me and having solid muscle on my legs, the muscle pushes the skin closer to the surface which made the dimple appearance even worse than before.
My naturopath said cellulite was toxins, but honestly dry skin brushing never really worked for me. I've always done everythign right, ate well, worked out all the time, drank plenty of water, but still had cellulite. I did notice some days it was worse than others, some days it would clear up, which to me makes me think it was a reaction to some kind of food i was eating maybe. I don't eat unhealthy most of the time, but there must be something I was eating that made it worse. I'm thinking there is something in the oils and fats women are eating that is making it better, perhaps I just wasn't getting enough fats in my diet. Obviously none of this is scientifically explained, I just find it interesting that many women have gotten rid of it by simply eating more healthy fats and oils of all things.
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Thanks so much for your help!
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Thanks so much for your help I will consider it greatly.

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