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A 19-year-old female asked:

You slim down your thighs the same way you slim down every part of your body, by burning more calories than you take in. is this statement true?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Largely true ...: In addition to taking in fewer calories and burning more, you may be able to slim or tone your thighs by doing some lower extremity weight training. This may result in developing the muscle in place of fat which which results in a slimmer profile. Make sure you don't under eat....lower ing your metabolic rate from taking in too few calories can sabotage your efforts. Good wishes:)

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