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How To Get Rid Of Cellulite on the Upper Arms and Legs Naturally: Red Clover Tea And More

Updated on June 11, 2014

Cellulite is a skin condition that affects over ninety percent of woman over the age of thirty. Woman of all shapes and sizes can develop the skin condition. The question of how to get rid of cellulite is more commonly discussed than how to prevent premature aging.

Cellulite, also known as orange peel skin, is a condition that usually effects the hips, buttocks and outer thighs, but can also be found on the abdomen, upper back and upper arms characterized by dimpled, bumpy skin. More complex than ordinary fat in its composition, it combines fat with toxins and fluids that form a gel-like substance beneath the skin’s surface. Woman are usually only concerned with the unattractive physical appearance of the condition, but it is also a sign of an unhealthy lifestyle that is causing the accumulation of toxic cellular waste.

The main contributors may be any or all of the following conditions: unhealthy diet, inadequate water intake, smoking, lack of exercise, poor digestion, poor liver function, stress, hormonal imbalances, allergies and constipation. Getting rid of cellulite will take some determination. The most effective treatment is a healthy diet and exercise. This combination is very effective for weight loss and muscle toning, which usually brings about a reduction in cellulite.

The easiest way to make lifestyle changes is to do it gradually. Try keeping a record of everything you eat throughout the day. Choose an item that you feel you could exchange for something more healthy and natural. Wait a couple more days and replace another food with something healthier. Continue the process every few days until you have made major improvements to your diet. Foods to avoid include candy, baked goods, white flour products, soft drinks, dairy products (except for plain organic yogurt, fried foods, high salt foods, foods with additives and preservatives, processed foods and hydrogenated vegetable oils.

A healthy diet should include a daily salad with a good selection of healthy vegetables and a healthy dressing, plenty of whole grains and fresh fruit, wild fish once or twice a week, herbal tea combination's such as red clover, dandelion, burdock and ginger for detoxification and eight glasses of purified water daily. Adequate daily water is essential for the cleansing of toxins from the body. The liver is the body’s number one fat burner. A liver cleanse will ensure that the liver is working at peak levels, which will increase the bodies ability to get rid of cellulite. Liver cleanse kits are available online or at your local health store.

Proper exercise is one of the best ways to get rid of cellulite because it causes weight loss and detoxifies the body which is essential for cellulite control. Adding weightlifting before an aerobic workout is the most effective way to sustain a calorie burn long after you have finished your workout. If you are not used to exercising, start by taking a short walk, gradually increasing the pace and length of your walk each day.

There is much hype these days about miracle creams claiming to be the answer to cellulite. Unfortunately, many of these creams have proven to be ineffective, but there are some that are producing positive results. The best way to determine whether a cream will help is by looking at the ingredients. Ingredients must be known to increase thickness of the skin, improve circulation, fight free radicals and smooth skin appearance. Ingredients known to have one or more of these traits are coleus extract, theophylline, yeast extract peptides, caffeine and natural cocoa. Recent studies have found that creams with these ingredient have had noticeable results at creating smoother skin and reducing thigh size.

There are several approaches you can take to combat cellulite, but the most effective by far, is a lifestyle change which includes a healthy diet, proper exercise and ta topical cream with the right combination of ingredients.

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      cellulite-buster 8 years ago

      To rid of cellulite, you need to be motivated and do exactly the followings:

      1) Cut fat intake through proper dieting (as described by the author). Fat is the primary cause of cellulite so it is the main one to be removed from your dietary plans.

      2) Exercises, exercises and exercises (I can't stress more). This will tone your muscles, increase your metabolism rate and help burn away excess fats faster.

      Repeat 1) and 2) above, soon you will see a leaner you.

      Additionally, do brisk walking, walking up stairs etc are daily, often-neglected activities that could help to combat cellulite. So the next time you go for a shopping trip, remember to shop till you drop.... Yes, cellulite removal can be fun at times.

      Rgds,

      Jenny Hayes

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      create a page 8 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Very informative hub.

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Sigh...I was really hoping for a miracle lol...guess I just have to work harder =(

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      I just started getting out more and exercising. I need it. Reading this gave me more incentive to do it.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Fight it everyday...Thank you so much for the helpful tips, I do a lot but I can do a lot more.

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      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      "Foods to avoid include candy, baked goods, white flour products, soft drinks, dairy products (except for plain organic yogurt), red meat, fried foods, high salt foods, foods with additives and preservatives, processed foods and hydrogenated vegetable oils"

      Perfect info. although, I know some who do more vigorous workouts to compensate for the white flour wants.

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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      Will certainly remember the information contained here, thanks

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      advisor4qb 8 years ago from On New Footing

      I am bookmarking this page!

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      Alexander Silvius 8 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Great information, helpful info about eating and living healthier - it all comes together doesn't it? I am following the same principle to eating healthier, but doing it a week at a time.

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      Kmadhav 8 years ago from New delhi

      you give the all information what is cellulite , effects and all solutions of this thing...............

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      kiran8 8 years ago from Mangalore, India

      Just what I wanted !..Most of us women are perpetually battling cellulite, thanks a lot for all the useful information :)