Localized Thigh Weight Loss

By the healthiergang writer Gianni Cecchetti, personal trainer and FIF instructor, majoring in Sports Science.

Localized Thigh Weight Loss ... Does It Exist?

Often you will have to deal with yourself, or with friends, who want at all costs to eliminate the love handles, burn the fat in the inner thigh and so on. So what do we use to burn that annoying and unsightly excess fat as quickly as possible? Home-made low-calorie diet, walking / running / cycling without a rule and those fantastic neoprene bandages which, once worn, make you look like a garbage bag.

No gentlemen and (mostly) ladies. You are almost exclusively wasting time!

But let's go step by step, trying to make you understand the reason for this strong statement of mine.

Energy Storage

Our body lives and performs its myriad of physiological functions thanks to the food we eat, digest and assimilate. However, our metabolism is very intelligent and therefore the surplus "fuel" deposits a little in the form of energy ready for use as hepato-muscular glycogen and an even greater part retains it as a reserve in extremis in the form of fat.

So as we have said, fat is nothing but a reserve of the energy reserve, therefore the last caloric source to be affected for the performance of our functions (meaning biological reactions and daily activities).

Obviously, the use of storage fats as an energy source will be influenced by many factors, including the type of diet, metabolism, lifestyle ... but maybe we'll talk about this elsewhere.

The Production of Energy

To respond to a sudden request for extra energy, our body has muscle glycogen available, as previously seen, which is between 250 and 500 grams in total, however, depending on the training level of the subject and the relative mass. muscular.

Leaving aside the fact that this quota can be very variable due to the type of diet and the consequent type of training, it is recruited equally by all parts of the body when needed.

Let's take an example: Luca. Aspiring body builder in the phase of muscle definition. Low carbohydrates, high proteins but still with a caloric intake lower than its real needs, plus 5/6 weekly workouts. Luca performs 4 series of 10 repetitions on the flat bench.

Does Luca have to finish his daily training? Of course not! The body will take steps to recall glycogen from other muscular systems until it too is finished. Even if the endogenous glycogen value may be low, this can never be exhausted with only 4 sets of 10 repetitions of bench press; of this you can rest assured.

So the energy and the consequent heat, in the form of Kcal (or KJoule if you like) produced by Luca will pervade the whole body and then dissipate through sweating and perspiration. From this it is clear that Luca is burning energy in a global and non-compartmental way.

The Distribution Of Fat

So how do we "burn the excess flab?" Producing heat.

At this point, many of you may resent saying that yes, you have followed every possible type of diet imaginable; that they have combined with it a more correct and healthy lifestyle; who have included 4 to 5 weekly workouts of 120 minutes each, but the love handles do not decide to abandon it.

In conclusion

The salient points about localized thigh weight loss that I hope I have been able to make you understand are:

1. the localized thigh weight loss does not exist or at least exists, but to an infinitesimal extent;

2. spending money on neoprene wraps, fat burning creams or other similar devices is useless;

3. to lose weight you need time, dedication and perseverance. On the other hand, you are asking your body to go against its nature!

4. if you can recognize your hormonal structure, you will consequently be able to put your mind at peace when, despite all your efforts, the fat donut will remain there under the navel, greeting you with your hand every time you sit down.


As we have seen with this article, localized thigh weight loss is not as possible as we think, there are other factors to consider. Keep following us on the blog and on our Instagram account healthiergang.com



Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you are concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or making major changes to your diet.

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