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5 SIMPLE STEPS TO GET RID OF CELLULITE

The last thing you want to worry about - when you’re half naked on the beach - is cellulite.

Cellulite affects about 80% of all women. A poor diet, lack of physical activity, hormone changes, genetics and overall body fat are the main reasons for the ugly dimples. Women typically store this excess fat in the buttocks and hip area.

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Tens of millions of dollars are spent per year on all kind of cellulite treatments looking for a cure, and no woman aren’t any better for it.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get rid of it.

Learn 5 simple steps to get rid of unwanted cellulite from your legs, thighs and butt in no time!

 

1) CHANGE YOUR DIET

Changing your diet will improve skin conditions and help to prevent future cellulite. Cellulite is often caused by accumulated fats or toxins (from an unhealthy diet), which reduce skin elasticity and slow down circulation. Eat an alkaline diet with a lot of raw vegetables and fresh fruits. Also include lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains to your diet.

Food that you need to include to get rid of cellulite:

Salmon

This healthy option will definitely help you get rid of cellulite. Salmon is rich in antioxidants, which break down fat cells in cellulite.

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Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are a very good source of vitamin E, potassium and zinc, as well as vitamin B6, a lump-fighter. 

Not only does B6 help metabolize proteins that strengthen and repair connective tissue but it’s also a natural diuretic, eliminating excess water and bloating that can make cellulite more visible.

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Chilly and Cayenne Peppers

These peppers’ vitamin B6 restores and fortifies connective tissue, making them an excellent weapon in fighting unwanted dimpling.

According to some research, hot peppers’ capsaicin can boost your metabolism by up to 25% for three hours after you eat them. This helps make your body burn off calories quite efficiently, which further helps in fat loss. 

It also increases blood circulationeliminates toxins and also reduces the fat deposits under connective cords, lessening the ruck up look.

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Dark Berries

Blackberries and blueberries stimulate the production of collagen, hence creating new skin tissue. This helps in improving the skin’s tone and texture. 

But that’s not it: There are antioxidants contained within these dark berries, which break down fat associated to the connective tissue. This allows skin to keep fat beneath it at bay and not push forward and appear lumpy.

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Green and Herbal Tea

The active ingredient Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, in green, dandelion and ginger teas, speeds up metabolism and increases fat burn. This as a result blocks the expansion of fat cells that cause cellulite.

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Olive Oil

One major mistake all women make: fearing fat! Olive oil supplies the body with not-so-heavily-processed monounsaturated fats and polyphenols, which help to keep your thyroid healthy

A properly functioning thyroid enhances metabolism, burns fat and stimulates skin-building cells—all things that reduce fat cell expansion.

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Dark Chocolate

Good news! You don’t have to let go of your favourite sweet for smoother and firmer skin. “Natural cocoa is full of antioxidants, which break down fat in cellulite and improve the function of all cells, including skin-building ones.

The limited amounts of caffeine help by dehydrating fat cells under skin, which further helps to even out the surface.

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Parsley

This herb is incredibly rich in energy, however, it often gets pushed to the side of people’s plates. Research suggests that it’s functions are not merely limited to making your meals look pretty. 

In addition to helping the body get rid of toxins, it also acts as a diuretic, which helps cleanse out your kidneys, resulting in the prevention of bloating and water retention

Parsley is also a rich source of vitamins AC and nutrients which are necessary for a healthy and glowing skin. Vibrant skin aids in smoothing out the appearance of cellulite.

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Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a very easily digestible whole grain, it also burns slowly. This whole grain is quite rich in B vitamins, and is also a complete protein

While you might pay attention to fiber for its waist-whittling and fulfilling effects, this nutrient is also extremely important in its struggle against cellulite, as it helps squeeze toxins out of fat cells. 

If you need any more reason to look for this grain, buckwheat takes another swing at cellulite with numerous amounts of lysine, an amino acid that helps repair body tissue and collagen.

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2) AVOID THESE FOODS

Try to cut out simple carbohydrates like white flour, sugar and processed foods. Some studies show that caffeine can make cellulite worse, because of its effects on blood flow and getting oxygen and nutrients to skin tissue. So limit intake of coffee, cola and energy drinks. Also avoid smoking and alcohol – both create toxins in the body, and booze is full of sugar.

Foods to avoid in order to get rid of Cellulite

  • White sugar
  • Fried Foods
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Junk Food
  • Processed meats and cheeses

3) DO CONTRAST SHOWERS & USE A DRY BRUSH

To minimize cellulite, you shower the affected areas 2-3 minutes with warm and then 2-3 minutes with cold water. It improves circulation, stimulates cell renewal and activates your metabolism. Dry brushing is also an ancient method to boost blood circulation and improve skin quality.

Use a natural bristle brush to massage the affected areas. This will improve blood circulation and stimulate the lymph nodes while providing gentle exfoliation to the skin. It is best to brush the affected areas three times a week for five minutes just before taking a shower.

4) DRINK MORE WATER

More water will cleanse your body and eliminate it of toxins and fat. That will reduce cellulite all over your body, including the cellulite gathering in your thighs. Water can also improve the strength of collagen and connective tissue in your skin, making your skin much firmer. This can also help reduce the wrinkled appearance of collagen and create a smoother look on your problem areas. The optimal amount for the human body is 8-9 glasses of water per day.

5) CARDIO AND STRENGTH/WEIGHT TRAINING

Cardiovascular training helps you burn fat all over the body by elevating your heart rate and metabolism. Intense cardio workouts such as my HIIT workouts contained in my 12 Week Fitness Guide are your best option as they boost your metabolic rate and a faster metabolism causes your body to burn more calories and remodel the tissue and smooth the appearance of cellulite.

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