According to Bryan Haycock, fitness writer for Muscle & Fitness Hers, if you’re exercising and eating smaller meals but still are not seeing results in trimming your hips and thighs, sugar could be the culprit. “The fat on your hips and thighs increases when you eat too much sugar,” he says.
He explains that the fat found underneath the skin differs considerably from the fat found throughout the abdomen in response to diet and exercise. So you might see results in your abdominal area but not your thighs. The fat beneath the skin seems to require more than just reducing calories and walking.
To get results he suggests eliminating simple sugars from your diet, such as presweetened cereal, white bread (bagels and sandwich breads), muffins, white pasta and even rice cakes. Avoid cookies, soda and candy.
Eat low-sugar snacks like nutrition bars or yogurt with fruit.