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Big butt? No problem

Indian women often complain of putting on weight on the lower half of their body. No matter how much they work out and diet, the flab around the butts and thighs refuses to go.

health and fitness Updated: Apr 27, 2010 14:42 IST
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Hindustan Times
Exercises

Indian women often complain of putting on weight on the lower half of their body. No matter how much they work out and diet, the flab around the butts and thighs refuses to go. There can be number of reasons why women have the tendency of being broader at the bottom, say doctors. “Having a heavy bottom is influenced by genetics and hormones plus, bad nutrition aggravates the condition.

If parents have the pear shape, chances are children will have it too,” says Dr Ruchita Verma of MAX Hospital. Surgically, one can get a toned butt by undergoing liposuction, but gradual dietary changes and regular physical activity also help, says Dr Anup Dhir of Apollo Hospital.

Beginners’ exercises for butt and thighs:
Walk for 30 minutes daily.
Ramp up the pace as much as you can everyday. Try to beat your distance or the time it takes.
Focus on your lower body while exercising using light weight.
Building muscle helps burn fat. The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate will be, thus inducing more weight loss, even as you sleep.

Food tips for slim thighs
Avoid stress while eating as the digestion and never lie to the right after meals.
Reduce intake of white carbohydrates such as white bread, potatoes, spaghetti, etc from your diet, and replace it with brown carbs such as wheat bread, wheat pasta, brown rice, etc.
Increase protein diet. Remove fat from steaks, chicken, pork.
Eat lean meat, turkey bacon, eggs, chicken breast, and lean pork daily.