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Unread Yesterday, 05:23 PM   #1
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Is there any way to lose weight in certain areas?

Or is it just luck? I really need thinner/skinnier legs. So I'm looking for some advice or tips on how to do that. Maybe some exercises or diets. I'm not sure which would help with my issue.
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Unread Yesterday, 05:28 PM   #2
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It isn't really possible; you will lose fat depending on where your body decides. For instance, if you start running, your legs will become stronger but you may not see them get smaller.

The best way is to get a full body workout going, cardio, eat a healthy diet. BUT: you CAN isolate muscles you want to strengthen. Doing leg exercises (there are so many) will help strengthen them, although you may not notice the weight dropping from that area immediately, whatsoever. You may lose some in your stomach or your arms first, depending.

Instead of losing fat, think about getting stronger. Working muscles will burn fat, yes, but the only way to actually lose weight in a particular area is to aim for strengthening/building muscle in that area. Losing fat in that area, and only in that area, is never guaranteed.
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the only way to actually lose weight in a particular area is to aim for strengthening/building muscle in that area.
I agree with most of your post except this, which contradicts the message of the rest of your post. There is indeed no way to actually lose fat from a particular, targeted area. Your body carries fat in certain places. This is different depending on the person. It is genetic and cannot be helped.

There are people on these forums, for instance, that say stuff like "under 20% bf for a female means you will have a six-pack." LOL no, only if your genetics dictate that you don't carry any fat in your midsection. I'm at 18% (at 137) and have been lower than that and have never had a six-pack or remotely visible abs.

Don't worry about body parts. Worry about overall fitness. Make sure you get at least seven hours of sleep per night and drink lots of water. Cut out as many processed foods and simple carbohydrates as possible (complex carbohydrates like vegetables are fine, however). Do strength training and lift as heavy as you possibly can without sacrificing good form.
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Don't worry about body parts. Worry about overall fitness.
That's actually why I want thinner legs. I'm on a varsity sports team and we run a lot. I can't have my thighs rubbing like they do because it hurts. I figure the running would be easier if it weren't for that.
I guess it would be too good to be true though if you really could control where you lose weight. I'll just hope for the best for now until school starts and I can use the fitness center. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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See if you're allowed to wear compression shorts under your uniform. That could be a short-term solution...
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