“Why Is It Hard For Me To Lose Weight On My Upper Thighs?(I’m Struggling)”- The Truth Behind Losing Upper Thigh Fat

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Hello Readers,

Throughout my life, I have struggled with one thing on my body… which is trying to lose weight on not only lower or middle thighs but my upper thighs!

I’ve been struggling to lose weight on my upper thighs since I hit puberty.

As a child (from 11-12), I used to be skinny and ate whatever I wanted without gaining weight until I turned 13.

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Since then, I continued to eat and eat until my trousers didn’t fit me.

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I love my thick thighs but, I want to lose a bit of weight so my thighs would look more lean and toned.

What inspired me to write this blog post was when I was doing Pamela Reif’s thigh workout for a week, I measured both of my thighs, to be honest, I didn’t lose as much as expected which made me upset.

Later that day, I researched and read forums on how to lose thigh fat but the problem is that it focuses on how to lose thigh fat in 2 weeks or even 7 days and shows the before and after photos.

Sometimes, I think the before and after photos of the 2 – week thigh fat-loss videos are lies; I don’t know why but my spirit tells me that they’re lying so they can get clicks and views.

I did different thigh workouts for a week



If you’re wondering why it’s hard for you to lose weight on your upper thighs and you’re struggling, keep reading because this blog post is for you.

1st Reason: Poor dieting or you’re not eating clean/healthy

Eating healthy is the way to lose weight, right? but for reducing thigh-fat, it can be difficult for some people like me.

For it to be less difficult, you need to add a lot of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, proteins and healthy oils such as olive oil into your diet.

Make sure you eat the right amount of food!

2nd Reason: Not doing thigh -workouts properly

If you finished a workout programme and you’re not satisfied with your results, it might be that you didn’t do it properly.

This has happened to me a lot.

To change that, you could watch how the fitness instructor does heel presses or leg raises, for example.

If you’re still struggling, watch them carefully!

3rd Reason: You’re not doing enough

Third reason you’re not seeing the results you wanted could be because you’re not doing enough exercises.

The easier way of doing enough is to follow a workout programme.

Here are some thigh-workout programmes that I recommend.

1. Emi Wong 20-day slim thigh workout

2. April Han thigh workouts

3. Pamela Reif thigh workouts

4. Chloe Ting 25-day slim thigh programme

4th reason: You’re focusing on one thing!

It’s great that you have a target but, if you keep watching the same video and doing the same positions, you might see small results or no results at all.

Instead of focusing on one area such as your upper thighs, you could focus on your legs or abs, for example, on Monday I’ll do two thigh workouts and one ab workout, and on Tuesday I’ll do a full-body workout and a thigh workout.

Change it up!

5th Reason: You’re overthinking

This one happens to me a lot since I always overthink.

What do I mean by overthinking?

meaning that you…

1, Checking your thighs or stomach in the mirror everyday

2, Measuring your weight and thighs everyday

3, Thinking about your weight/size everyday (it becomes your main priority over anything else)

4, Calorie counting your meals all the time

If you do these things that I listed above, stop it!

It’s not helping you at the end of the day.

To change that, you could think of the many reasons why you want to exercise and the benefits that come with it.

if your main reason is to be skinny and eat less, think again.

The truth about losing upper thigh fat

For me, losing weight on both of my upper thighs can be hard most of the time, so I went online and searched losing thigh fat for women and saw titles, for instance, 11 ways to lose thigh fat fast or, How to lose thigh fat in 2 weeks. 

Both titles that I mentioned above have one thing in common, which is how it focuses on getting fast results. 

People want to get fast results, right?

So why not write an article or a blog post about ways to get slim legs that you dreamed of.

But the truth is, everyone is different so some people will see the drastic change while others don’t and it’s okay.

Your thighs are one of the stubborn parts to lose fat.

Losing weight on your upper thighs can be difficult for you because…

1, genetics and 2, age.

Overall, Losing your upper thigh fat will take TIME; it’s a slow process.

And remember,

Your thighs are building muscle.

Thanks for reading this post on losing weight on the upper thighs.

Hope I gave enough advice and reasons, and if you know other reasons to why it’s difficult to lose weight on your or my upper thighs, email me: sharifahtaiwo31@gmail.com.

Good luck.


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5 responses to ““Why Is It Hard For Me To Lose Weight On My Upper Thighs?(I’m Struggling)”- The Truth Behind Losing Upper Thigh Fat”

  1. I seem to always have had trouble with upper thigh fat from the time I hit puberty, so my story sounds a lot like yours. I would try so many different exercise programs for thighs, and then just basically give up. But, when I was being successful, jogging, power walking, and/or hiking along with the exercises seemed to make a big difference in slimming down. I wish you all the best and hope you reach your goal. I’ll be striving to reach mine right along with you!

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    1. Thank you! and I feel more encouraged after I read your comment :). your upper thighs especially for women are one of the most hardest parts to lose fat and looking for thigh workouts that actually works is really hard. Maybe I should start jogging or hiking more often but I’m scared of doing it alone.

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  2. I understand. Me too. I have a girlfriend who I hike with, but we’re not consistent….I see lots of young women and girls out walking or running alone, and I am amazed. All I can think is their world must not be dangerous….I have also jogged in place and that has helped. The problem is I let life get in the way, so fitness usually takes a backseat to other priorities. I’m trying to get better at it though. I know, if I don’t work out early in my day, it just won’t happen later. I always feel better when I work out each day and when I meet a fitness goal, either a few pounds lost, or my clothes fitting better, or just feeling more energetic in general. I wish you much success. If I find anything that really works for me, I’ll be sure to share it with you 🙂

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    1. Thank you and you too! It was really nice to hear that 🙂 and please, share it with me if you find anything that works for you.

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      1. I sure will 😊

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