I don’t know what your feelings are towards this word ‘cellulite’? I can not stand it!!
Cellulite is a big reason why many woman do not want to wear shorts or, walk on the beach with confidence. You want to go in a tracksuit, am I right?? Anything to hide the “hail damage”, like some call it.
What is cellulite and why do we get it?
BBC NEWS | Health | Cellulite ‘worse’ after dieting
When fat, fluids and toxins are trapped beneath the skin, the bands become hard and tight and the fat is compressed. It is this which causes the dimpling effect. Age can make skin layers look thinner, and so cellulite looks worse. Methods suggested to reduce the dimples include exercising and drinking plenty of water
Some people get cellulite even though they are living very healthy lives. Unfortunately, it is in your genes.
Then you get those lucky ones – they stop at Mc Donalds for breakfast, lunch and dinner, don’t exercise at all, yet no hail damage? The answer again, Genes!
We would all love to have those good genes but life is not always fair, right?
Another reason for cellulite, probably the biggest reason – FAT!!! Being over weight.
Like you saw in the picture above, the more fat cells you have the more fat is compressed under your skin and the clearer cellulite shows.
The biggest “NO NO’s” when it comes to cellulite:
White sugar, fried foods, alcohol and junk food.These are just a few on the list, but it is definitely the most dangerous.
This is probably no suprise to you? These are all foods that we so very well know is not good for us. If I look at the list, all I see is CELLULITE written all over them.
Now, lets look at foods, and drinks that will help us get rid of cellulite:
Water with Lemon – it hydrates your body, takes out toxins and is packed with Vitamin C which will leave the body looking smooth and silky.
Apple Cider Vinegar – It’s full of potassium, magnesium and calsium which again takes out bad toxins, help with water retention. The Omega 3 fatty acids in ACV helps to repair and strenghten skin tissue that will automatically reduce cellulite.
Eat Raw foods – A good example of raw foods that can help you get rid of cellulite is, salmon. The Anti-Oxidants in salmon will help break down fat cells.
Green tea – Speeds up metabolism and increase fat burn.
Now that we looked at a few of the elements that can help us get rid of the ‘hail damage’, do you realise what it all boils down to?
– You need to loose weight!!
Being overweight is bad for you in so many ways. I did some research regarding excersices that also helps reduce cellulite.
Strength training and Cardio...
Some people say doing just cardio does not work, I agree. Yes, cardio is a wonderful way to loose weight but, cardio doesn’t tighten your skin.
You need a firming exercise. Strength training firms and tighten the skin and is a bomb in reducing cellulite.
Squats and lunges are an example of strength training.
I read this very nice article where the explain in detail how to do these excersices:
10 Strength Training Exercises for Women at Home Without Equipment
So the main thing when it comes to cellulite is, we need to eat healthy (what you put into your body is what you will get out) Drink a lot of water, cut out the junk foo, bad fats and EXERCISE regularly!!!