Males when compared to women, have higher tendency of belly fat storage, whereas women have higher tendency of gaining more fat in their lower body.
SO, generally women get too worried about losing their lower body fat and find it impossible. But nothing is impossible, and to cure a problem it is very necessary to check the cause and reasons for the same.
Apart from the natural phenomena of women having more lower body fat, the other possible causes of high thigh & hip fat in women:
Your genes determine the pattern of your weight gain, and the same can be said for weight loss.
If you tend to gain weight along the thighs first, losing weight from this area of the body can become difficult.
It’s not that you can not do anything about it, you can modify it if possible by diet and exercising.
Unhealthy Or Poor Lifestyles.
Adaption and continuation of poor and unhealthy lifestyle and habits can make it difficult for you to get out of the situation. It may include:
- Low Activity levels.
- Poor & Imbalance Diet. ( low Carb Diet)
- High Levels of Stress.
- Unhealthy addictions.
- Less Sleep.
Hormonal imbalance is mainly an outcome of unhealthy lifestyle. It can result in
Hormonal issues including disturbance in hormones such as Estrogen dominance, insulin, thyroid, Human Growth hormone, and cortisol. But the solution to it is not to focus on one but on balancing all these hormones altogether.
Most of these hormones are present in a defined and certain ratio / combination. In healthy women, progesterone/estradiol ratio should be between 100 and 500.
And, If it’s higher than that, it may indicate progesterone domination, and if it’s lower, then it shows estrogen domination. Likewise, progesterone/estradiol ratio, other hormones in ratios are :
Insulin : Glucagon
Estrogen : Progesterone.
Cortisol : Melatonin.
Balancing the ratio between these hormones require Holistic approach & an improvement in overall lifestyle!
How to balance Hormones & Improve Lifestyle?
1. Consume a Balanced and nutritional Dense Diet.
A balanced diet is the pillar of a healthy lifestyle building. Healthy and balanced meal practices include:
Eat more of fibrous Carbs ( Complex Carbs).
This can help to control the excessive production of estrogen. Fibrous carbs may include cruciferous vegetables, and flaxseeds.
Avoid a low Carb or low Calorie diet.
You can never achieve hormonal balance if you don’t consume a proper and required intake of carbohydrates in your diet.
Consume good quality complete protein.
Protein is a multi functional macronutrient which serves numerous functions including:
- Helps in building muscle mass.
- Aids in functioning of human growth hormone.
- Aids in fat burning and eases weight loss.
Eat healthy Fat in moderation.
It helps in lubricating the intestine and the stomach and eases digestion. It is enriched with many nutrients including Omega 3, therefore the moderated and recommended consumption of healthy fat is very useful.
A combination of Cardio & Strength is must and profitable in the journey of weight loss and hormonal imbalance.
To make it as habit, start initiating with following routines:
- Start gradually adding some strength workout in your workout regime.
- Strength training should not be misguided, it helps to tone muscles & boost metabolism.
- Add body weight exercise to strengthen muscles initially.
3. Get Good Quality & Quantity of Sleep.
I can’t say enough of this habit of taking a good quantity and quality of sleep. Sleep is very important to work efficiently and effectively.
4. Use Strategies to Combat Stress.
Stress is required to be managed if you want to balance hormones, or lose weight. As stress hinder any functioning process in your body. Try to adapting new habits or perform activities that might suit and help you in order to combat or at least reduce stress such as meditating, talking to friends and family, or any activity that pleases you.
5. You can add some herbs to Diet like : Ashwagandha, Shatavari.
Ashwagandha and Shatavari are two very relaxing herbs that exhibits multiple benefits and are very useful in maintaining hormonal balance.
This was a basic overview of what you needed to know about “Thigh Fat in Women, Causes, and its Remedies”!