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What Foods Cause Cellulite

Updated on October 5, 2016
Foods That Cause Cellulite
Foods That Cause Cellulite | Source

If you want to get rid of cellulite you'll need to know what foods cause cellulite so you can avoid them. A staggering eight out of ten women suffer with cellulite, so we could all benefit from knowing which foods to skip.

Cellulite is the formation of uneven layers of fat underneath the skin, giving your thighs or butt that unsightly cottage cheese effect. Keep in mind that foods aren't the only cause of cellulite. Other causes are lack of exercise, an unhealthy body weight, genetics (thank your family), and poor circulation. But, by staying away from the foods that cause cellulite you can improve the appearance of your cellulite and avoid gaining more.

The following is a helpful guide of what foods cause cellulite.

Foods That Cause Cellulite
Foods That Cause Cellulite | Source

Saturated Fats

Our body is best able to break down fats from fruits and vegetables. Fats from animals are considered a toxin because our body cannot break it down as well. So, it is stored underneath the skin causing cellulite. You should avoid red meats, peanut butter, bacon, all fried foods, butter, cheese, and milk.

Foods That Cause Cellulite
Foods That Cause Cellulite

Sugary Foods

Foods that are very sugary are known to cause cellulite because they are made up of saturated fats as well as being high in calories and containing numerous toxins. If you are looking to improve the appearance of cellulite then cut these out of your diet completely because high sugar foods actually damage cells. Foods you need to avoid the most in this category are cakes, sugary cereals, ice cream, cookies, pies, and anything else filled with sugar.

Foods That Cause Cellulite
Foods That Cause Cellulite | Source

Salt

Very salty foods cause liquid retention which speeds up the development of cellulite. Salty foods are a major no no if you are battling with cellulite. You should avoid potato chips, french fries, lunch meat, pickles, and pork.

Foods That Cause Cellulite
Foods That Cause Cellulite | Source

Alcohol

Alcohol is bad for us to begin with but when it comes to cellulite it's downright awful. Alcohol depletes the body of vitamin C, calcium, and Zinc. It also contains many calories and toxins causing it to be stored as fat in the body.

So now that you know the foods that cause cellulite you can avoid them and make better decisions when it comes to eating. With some diet and exercise changes, as well as avoiding these foods that cause cellulite, you can be on your way to a better body for summer.

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    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I feel your pain rjvikas! Most of the things listed here are among some of my favorite things!

    • rjvikas profile image

      rjvikas 

      5 years ago from United States

      But how can one survive without bacon?! And an occasional drink of cognac with coffee. :D

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      It's true that it's harder for our bodies to break down animal fats than it is for it to break down fats from fruits and veggies. So, for that reason animal fats have a higher tendency to be stored as fat underneath the skin and cause cellulite. In general they are good for you but if you are looking for a cellulite free diet try not to have too much of them. Diets have diff. good and bad foods based on what type of diet you are going for. For instance someone with diabetes would have a totally diff. diet than someone just trying to fight cellulite. If you were trying to build muscle or simply lose weight you would also have a diff. diet, and so on and so on. That's why there are so many different answers because it completely depends on what you are looking to gain from the diet.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      This is confusing. The proteins we are told to eat for good digestion and overall health cause cellulite? Too many articles say you should eat lean red meat for your blood flow and consume organic dairy products for bone density and a healthy supply of calcium. So, who do you believe?

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I know, all my favorites are on here too. I haven't cut them out completely, at least not yet, but I have cut down a lot on the bad stuff. I try to fill up on meats like chicken and veggies now and have just a little bit of the bad stuff ;)

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      Laura Tykarski 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Have commented previously-of course every food I love to eat made the "do not list" Unfortunately my rice cake days are over-but cutting down on some of them is in my immediate future.

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Your welcome Kathryn. After giving birth to my son a few months ago this is an issue I'm definitely struggling with.

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks for sharing this informative article with us.

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      You and me both Amanda, so it'll be hard for me but I'm really trying!

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      Amanda Dollak 

      5 years ago

      Great info. Unfortunately, I love a lot of the foods you listed far too much. I may be able to cut back a little, but I'll never be able to give them up. :)

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Thanks, I will be trying my best to avoid all of these foods. Wish me luck.

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      Laura Tykarski 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      These are great tips. I had figured salt would play a part but your information on alcohol was surprising-glad I'm not really a drinker lol

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