How to Lose Cellulite in 3 Simple Steps

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is the dimpling of the surface skin found especially on your tights, buttocks and belly, that is caused by damage to the fatty tissue that lies just beneath your skin. Women of all body types, weights, fitness levels and ages have cellulite, but it’s more common in older and heavier women. It’s basically an aesthetic issue – it’s nothing to be concerned about health-wise, but serious enough to cause frustration and annoyance.

Miracle cellulite treatments:Do they work?

Although there are many miracle cures on the market, that promise you to take care of the orange peel problem for you quickly and effortlessly, the truth is that there are no shortcuts and no easy way to losing cellulite.

Cellulite is less about how much you weight and how much fat you have and more about how your body is made. All of us, even thin people, have a layer of fat under their skin. The fat in this layer is separated by fibrous strands of connective tissue.

The cellulite appears when fat cells, toxins and fluids accumulate in the compartments, causing them to swell. This puts pressure on the connective tissue and causes stretching and hardening of the fibrous bands. This in turn pulls the skin down creating cellulite.

How to Lose Cellulite in 3 Simple Steps

1. Eat natural, plant-based diet.

A natural, plant-based diet can help reduce cellulite, lose weight, and regain vibrant health in the process. Healthy eating plan also means you have to stay away from foods that are highly processed and contain fat or additives. Consume as much fresh fruits and vegetables - eaten RAW or lightly cooked - as you can. Aim for at least 60% of your caloric intake or more. You may even try going on a raw food diet for a couple of days or weeks. If you do decide to try raw diet, be sure not to consume too much fats. Many raw food diets recommend way too much fat. I recommend that you read "The 80/10/10 Diet" by Graham Douglas. I guarantee it will change the way you look at nutrition!

2. Exercise more targeting the problem areas.

Exercise is one of the best ways of removing cellulite for good. Exercising helps burn away the excess fat that they has contributed to your cellulite problem, improves circulation, helps speed up metabolism and it also firms and tones the muscles helping your skin regain its elasticity. All forms of exercise are beneficial, but it's best to target the problem areas with intense exercises, such as squats, lounges, and leg extensions. Adding some ankle weights will add more resistance and make the exercises even more effective.

3. Use other supplementary techniques to improve the appearance of your skin.

Other recommended techniques include massage and skin brushing. Brushing your skin regularly before shower can very effective because it increases the blood flow to the affected ares and stimulates the lymphatic system. It is an effective method supplementing diet and exercise, when done regularly. To do it, all you need is a body brush with a long handle. Use it to brush your skin once a day before taking a shower (the skin should be dry). Dry brushing also exfoliates the skin, stimulating the growth of new skin cells.

Exercise for Cellulite: strength training using weight exercise machine
Exercise for Cellulite: strength training using weight exercise machine

Weight Machine Exercises

Weight Machines Help Strengthen the muscles in strategic areas
Weight Machines Help Strengthen the muscles in strategic areas

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Johnf480 2 years ago

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