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Month / November, 2013

Work B*tch – Cardio Dance Workout (NEW)

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Screen Shot 2013-11-30 at 6I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn’t ruin your diets too much with sweets and carbs. If you did, you can make up for it by making sure you get your body moving and burning off those excess calories with my cardio choreo series on youtube.

This week’s cardio choreographed workout is to Britney Spears’ hit song, appropriately titled, “Work B*tch”.

Get ready to really work your stubborn fat off and sweat buckets. Remember, your cardio workouts should at least be 40 minutes, so do this video a few times back to back and combine it with other cardio choreographed workouts on my channel (http://www.youtube.com/thighgaphack.com) or any other video. Besides, you’ll probably need to do it a few times to get the moves down pat.

Click read more to watch the video and then let me know what you think and how many times you did it. Your song suggestions are also welcome!

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Reader Asks: Will Squats Make My Legs Bigger?

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In this week’s mail I got a question from a reader asking me if doing the 100 squat challenge would make her thighs slimmer.

What is the 100 squat challenge? On the first day of the challenge you are expected to do fifty squats, which builds up to 250 squats in 30 days.

Apparently a bunch of people have been promoting the 100 squat challenge, in which you do 100 squats a day. Many are jumping not he bandwagon hoping to get one set of results and sadly disappointed when they get the complete opposite.

Sadly, many women are taking the challenge in hopes of slimming and thinning the inner and outer thighs or to reveal a thigh gap.

I’ll give it to you straight. Squats are an excellent form of exercise for burning calories because it uses one of the biggest muscle groups in your body.

However, squats will lift your buttocks (which is good) AND subsequently firm your legs and build up/increase the width of your quadriceps (not good for those who are relatively lean and wanting to lose inches from the thigh).

Squats, especially weighted squats with a lot of reps like the 100 squat challenge, won’t necessarily make your legs ‘bigger’ but it will make them look more muscular and masculine as opposed to skinny and feminine. Your quads will probably look more dominant and harder than you want them to. Also, doing so many squats will cause the muscles in your legs to retain water giving it a swollen look that most women do not find appealing.

Look at the picture to the left. If you’re going for the before look, then clearly squats are not for you!

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Get your Cardio On With Me – New Youtube Channel

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The key to losing body fat is a combination of cardio and resistance training. Resistance training with compound movements (that work more than one muscle at a time) works to burn up carbohydrates and release fat from fat cells, but cardio is what really allows those stored fat cells to be targeted and incinerated. I talk about the best ways to work out in more specific terms in The Thigh Gap Hack (what to avoid and why).

However, cardio is not fun for most people!

You’re either stuck on on a treadmill, elliptical or running around the same park over and over again like a hamster spinning a wheel.

It doesn’t take long before your body gets used to these predicable and monotonous ways of working out and is able to perform the activities more efficiently, meaning you burn less calories.

That’s why I love doing dance cardio! You get to switch up the routine, intensity and keep your body guessing. And I want to invite you do dance cardio with me.

 

Keep Reading for the new channel and video…

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The 13 Year Old Boy Comment – Reality Check

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Does this look like a 13 year old boy to you?

A comment recently left by a self proclaimed “hot” “Italian guy” who declared his love of pear shaped included the proverbial 13 year old boy jab that many larger men and women like to throw around.

I think it’s fine if a guy prefers his woman to be rounder, although he will be in the minority, but it is quite clear to me that these comments are meant to hurt thin and skinny women and make them feel like they are less of a woman because they lack “curves” – hence the comparison to boys.

Of course, I am left wondering which 13 year old boys that could be the celebrity stand in of Miranda Kerr these people are referring to.

After all, a woman that is thin can still have curves – see the picture to the left. She has boobs, hips and a thigh gap and no one in their right mind would mistake her for a boy.

At first I was just going to ignore the rant, as I do all the other silly comments where someone attempts to come into my blog home and school or shame us fit and slender women into seeing the light. How dare we want to be thin? Don’t we know “Strong is the new skinny” and “thick girls win at life?”

What a 13 year old boy actually looks like

Never mind the fact that the majority of overweight women complain about not being noticed by men or getting a date, being discriminated against because unfair character judgements are passed on them by strangers (no self control or laziness) and would swap bodies with the very women that are so-called 13 year old boy clones.

 

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Do Men Find Thigh Gaps Attractive

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sexy-thigh-gapEverywhere I turn online, I am met with women asking other women and men if a thigh gap is considered attractive to men. The recent pile on of news outlets and bitter (almost 100% female) bloggers claiming that a thigh gap is unhealthy or unattractive has penetrated the brains of women far and wide, who are now wondering if their innate desire for a thigh gap will somehow mean decorated dating prospects.

I’m here to tell you, don’t be fooled by the haters and ignorant.

OF COURSE MEN FIND WOMEN WITH THIGH GAPS ATTRACTIVE! (One only needs to look up the chive and thigh gap to see what I mean)

I should state up front that all thigh gaps are not created equal; and that as long as you have a sliver of space between your thighs you have met the prerequisite for claiming a thigh gap. Also, a thigh gap does not mean your thighs are slim, since some wide hipped women can have a thigh gap with ‘tree trunk legs’.

So, just to be clear – we are talking about those women/girls who wish to get skinny and thinner thighs, which will reveal a gap in the process.

The truth is that most men will find a women with thin thighs attractive, because skinny has been in for a long time (strong is only the new skinny in the minds of women who couldn’t quite meet the rigors and discipline to slim down).

Want proof? Here it is…

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Look Sexy in Lululemon With Thigh Gap Hack, CEO Agrees!

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Want to look sexy in a pair of  $98 lululemon yoga pants? Thigh Gap Hack to the rescue! Lululemon CEO, Chip Wilson, has come under fire for comments he made in an interview, in which he tells the plain truth: EVERYONE can’t wear their yoga pants; if overweight people squeeze themselves into their clothes anyway, they shouldn’t complain if the thighs wear out from the frequent rubbing, or look sheer and pill since their thighs stretch out the fabric more than it was meant to.

I applaud the CEO for telling it straight instead of trying to baby the sensitive subject. Glorifying obesity is what has caused our fat society. Political correctness has made it so it is wrong to say that a person is out of shape. His company has been receiving bad press from women complaining about his company’s clothes doing all of the above, when in actuality – the only women having problems are the ones who can’t seem to deal with the fact that they need to go up in a size, or find another brand that caters to their larger thighs/lower bodies. If you try to cram 100 lbs of weight into a plastic bag, it’s not the plastic bag maker’s fault when the bag breaks!

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Thigh Gap Facebook Page Reinstated – You Win, Trolls Lose!

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On September 16th, 2013, I sent the following message to facebook.

Hello,

I received a message this morning about my facebook page (The Thigh Gap Hack) 
being removed from facebook

I was told it was because it promotes eating disorders. I am outraged that my 
site would be wiped out without any true investigation into this claim. Nothing 
on my page ever mentioned anything about an eating disorder and nothing in my 
book does anything of the sort. I promote advanced exercise/diet tricks used by 
bodybuilders and athletes to lose stubborn body fat on the thighs. 

thigh gap fan page reinstated

The night before, I had received – yet again – another string of facebook messages from a trollish bully who threatened she would rally her entire network on twitter and every other social media site to shut down my page of almost 4000 fans.

The reason?

This particular troll, thought my page and book PROMOTED an eating disorder just by way of having the words ‘thigh gap’ in the title! Sadly, messages like hers was commonplace, as many women seem to think they have the right to police other women’s fitness goals.

Now, it should be stated that there had never been a post on my page promoting anyone to starve/binge/purge to get a thigh gap. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Also, nowhere in my 250 page book had I ever mentioned such things. I used my platform to inform girls and women that there was an alternative way to achieving one’s goal of thinning the thighs.

So, you can imagine my surprise when Facebook pulled my page, without giving me a chance to respond or defend myself. It seemed particularly rash – like I was being charged guilty until proven innocent. Furthermore, when I asked facebook to provide proof of my page promoting an eating disorder, all I heard was crickets!

Their silence meant that someone at facebook had deemed a page talking about thigh gaps as a goal automatically was bad and wrong; that any girl looking up ‘how to get a thigh gap’ was one click away from an eating disorder; and they simply weren’t going to have it! Yet, suspiciously, they still allowed me to run ads on their network informing people of the book.

I was at a loss, and reached out to you all to rally against the injustice that was happening, and hundreds of you answered the call – I know because I asked you to CC me in the e-mails. You sent e-mails like:

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10 Hacks for Slowing Down When You Eat

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Do you wolf down food as though you were in a professional food eating contest? Did you know that that it takes 20 minutes for your brain to know that you’re full. That means that the faster you eat, the higher the chances you’ll overfeed yourself (because you’ll still think you’re hungry, although you’re not). This means that eating slower can give your brain time to catch up to your tummy and allow you to push the plate away when you should.

Of course, telling you to eat slower is easier said than done when you’re gotten into the habit of shuttling food into your mouth at the speed of light. It takes discipline and practice to master savoring each bite, but I will give you some hacks that ought to help you along. The added benefits is you’ll consume less calories, stop your digestive problems and lose weight. You’ll also be a step close to getting that thigh gap!

1. I generally discourage snacks in favor of full meals, but I realize that some of you haven’t been able to kick the snacking thing yet. Whether you’re eating popcorn, nuts or carrots from out of a bag, you can utilize this tip to help you slow down. Cut the smallest hole possible at the top of the bag so that one mini carrot or two fingers can reach in to grab one piece of popcorn at a time. If you split the bag wide open enough for you to fit your entire fist in there, you’re likely to do that and consume a lot more food per minute.

2. Sometimes you need to make a mental effort to do something until you do it naturally. For example, it is said that people form new habits after doing something for 3 weeks. Therefore, you can mentally count how many chews you take of a food before swallowing it for a few weeks before you’ll naturally start to chew your food longer whenever you eat. 30 to 50 chews is recommended. Make sure you also swallow each bite before taking another.

3. A classic trick for slowing down your eating habits is to cut things up into tiny pieces.The larger the bite, the faster you’re going to finish your food.  When you take smaller bites, you can make the meal last longer.  If you’re eating food that has to be cut up first – like a piece of meat or chicken – cut it up as you go instead of cutting everything up at the start and then digging in. With the later, it’s just too easy to get it all down quickly. As a matter of fact, anything that requires you to take some sort of action or work to eat is great, as you’ll naturally eat slower (e.g. peeling shrimp, cracking/peeling peanuts)

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