What To Do About The Stubborn Fat On Your Legs

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Weight loss is never an easy feat. It seems as though weight can creep up on us without us ever knowing how, or why, or even where it came from. For us women, scientific evidence has shown that carrying weight in the mid-section, buttocks, and thigh region is almost inevitable, and as we age, it can be extremely difficult to lose the weight due to an increase in cortisol levels.

Cortisol is a steroid hormone which is created within the body in both men and women. Over time, we tend to hold more cortisol levels than men in certain areas of their bodies, such as thighs, stomach, and buttocks, and it becomes increasingly harder to lose the weight.

When it comes to leg fat, it is one of the hardest areas to lose weight. Also, cellulite becomes problematic in areas where fat buildup is at an excess, and that also becomes harder to lose. Incorporating exercise, more water and less sugary beverages, and eating a healthy diet can play an integral role in losing some of the weight that becomes built up in the thigh and leg area, and are two of a woman’s best defenses to keep the fat and cellulite away.

There are many supplements and creams on the market who’s claim to fame is to relieve the appearance of thigh cellulite, but who’s results don’t measure up to the hype over the products. Sometimes these creams and pills are even harmful to consume or use, and have negative implications on one’s body. Just because the product touts itself as being ‘natural’ or ‘safe’, doesn’t mean it is. Many of the products on the market do not have FDA approval, and are not regulated by any entity, which means the claims they make don’t necessarily have to be true. If you must try a supplement, always ensure the products you choose to use have the FDA’s seal of approval.

One of the best exercises for leg fat loss, is squatting. A set of 10 squats twice per day can make all the difference in even just one week. Also, walking briskly for 30 minutes per day, at least 5 days a week will break down much of the cellulite and cause the fat cells within the legs to dissipate.

Although exercise and diet change is usually sufficient to control leg fat, some women will need hormone replacement therapies prescribed by their doctors in order to get control of fat cells within different areas of their body. If exercise, diet change, and increased water consumption doesn’t make any sort of improvement, speaking with your doctor regarding your weight loss goals is a smart option.


  1. Kate

    I’ve always had unwanted fat on my legs! Lately I’ve been doing squats like the article recommend. I haven’t been doing them for very long yet but I think I’m already seeing differences. I’ve been doing cardio as well, just running on the treadmill and doing jump rope. Of course the most important thing is diet! So that’s what I’m paying attention to most.

  2. JoAnna

    Running –I hate it, I hate it with a passion—but running was the only thing that actually slimmed down my legs.

  3. Janny

    I hold weight in my bottom half so, I’ve always had a difficult time with my legs. I’m fit and toned otherwise, but because of the fat on my legs I waddled when I walked; I couldn’t find jeans to fit around my thighs, hips, and waist; and I had difficulty walking upstairs because of the extra weight. After exercise, supplements, and dieting didn’t work, I finally saved up and plastic surgery done to slim my legs.

  4. Mariam

    It looks so bad seeing my friend with fat legs, when we are school,its so hard for trousers to fit her due to the fatness of her leg, a family doctor of her recommend exercise as a great way to loose it fast, and recommend some desirable fruits for her..

  5. Evelyn

    Leg fat has always proven an issue with me and oftentimes I find myself scaring away from wearing a dress or skirt in public. The weight loss in that area in particular is difficult. I have already tried squatting however I am maybe needing to work it further into my routine and focus on that area more?

  6. Christine

    Well I have the walking part down so that is awesome! I have also been working on increasing my daily water intake. I always bring water along with me for my walks and try and walk for about an hour each day. I will have to start adding squats back into my exercise routine. I have not done any in quite some time now. Thighs, tummy and my rear are my main problem areas when it comes to weight loss.

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