How to get a thigh gap

If you stand with your feet together, is there a space between your thighs? If so, you have a “thigh gap”.

The ability to have a thigh gap does depend largely on genetics, but most men and women certainly could do with losing overall body fat, which when lost from the legs can create a thigh gap which many people find attractive.

Most women however have their hips too close together to get a thigh gap effect, but if your hips are far enough apart then with a low enough body fat percentage the thigh gap may be possible.

It might not be possible to get a thigh gap fast, certainly not in two weeks as some people have asked for, but if you allow enough time with proper nutrition and exercise then you can slim down your legs so that a gap appears between your thighs.

Please don’t be tempted to skip meals or go on a radical diet to get a thigh gap. A sensible diet and exercise regime is the best way to get lasting results. Eat healthy meals three times a day, with healthy snacks between your meals to keep your metabolism working.

Some people are obsessed about wanting a thigh gap. Please don’t be like them! They often resort to unhealthy methods, and lose focus on other important aspects of life such as a social life and overall health.

Here are our top tips to get a thigh gap if you are genetically able to do so:

  1. Cut out junk food from your diet.
    That means no more McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, or other fast food chains. Instead eat healthy freshly prepared meals made with wholesome natural ingredients. Food from fast food restaurants can be highly processed, and the nutrition is processed out of them. Eating foods that are not processed means you can eat less of them to get the same nutrition.
  2. Cut of the food nasties
    Things to avoid in your diet are hydrogenated or trans-fats, and refined sugar. Both of these are linked to obesity, and should be avoided by anyone who cares about their health, especially women who wish to get a thigh gap!
  3. Eat more fibre
    Foods that are rich in fibre will help you to feel fuller for longer. So start the day with a healthy cereal that is low in sugar, such as a bowl of porridge or All Bran. Eat your recommended five portions a day of fruit and vegetables, whole-grain bread instead of white bread, and incorporate nuts and beans into your diet.
  4. Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full
    Learn to pay attention to your stomach. Space your meals and snacks out so that you avoid the feeling of hunger as much as possible, but also stop eating as soon as you feel full.

As well as modifying your diet so that it is more healthy, and perhaps lower in calories than you are currently consuming, exercise will also help you to get that thigh gap you dream of.

Butterfly stretches, leg lifts, inner thigh presses, and aerobic exercises will help. However, you may want to avoid exercises that will bulk up your thigh muscles such as squats, lunges, and leg curls.

You may also want to try wearing shape enhancing clothing such a tights with a control top, and a snug body shaper that covers your entire thigh.

A technique called “dry body brushing” which involves using a specially designed brush to improve blood flow, and speed up fat loss may also help.

Fake tans can also help you to appear slimmer!

If you are still going through puberty, then your pelvis may still be growing, so wait this period out and see if your hips grow wide enough to get a thigh gap.

It is also worth noting that many of the supermodels who appear to have a thigh gap are actually posing in such a way that it appears they have a thigh gap, so practising these poses may also help.

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1 Comment

  • Trudy

    August 26, 2014

    While this article is all good and well to write, what you fail to state is that this is not a natural occurrence in the majority of women. The models used on the walkways currently are of the androgynous look. This was a look back in the 60’s too (just look at Twiggy). What the industry fails to realise or maybe they do is that much of the femaie population do not, and could not ever look that way. I think the fashion house of the 80’s/90’s came the closet to being alittle fairer to those of a curvier nature. The models of that generation were curvier, womanly and figures that with the heathier eating your advertising could be more achievable. But surely what you REALLY should be advertising, is a better state of mind. Be happy in your skin, what ever size you are, be healthy, be active and strive to be the best that you can be, not a dress size or a number on the scale. That is far more acheiveable to a lot more girls then this horrid looking thigh gap.