Have you ever opened a magazine to see beautiful celebrities frolicking in the sea, with pictures zoomed in and red circles pointing out their cellulite? Swimsuit season is painful enough for a lot of women, the last thing anyone would want is someone zooming in on their imperfections. The fact of the matter, though, is that you don’t need to be fat to have cellulite.
Cellulite is just another unwanted badge of womanhood, and its fat deposits hiding just below the skin that results in an uneven, dimply appearance resembling cottage cheese. It is difficult to deal with, but there are ways to reduce it. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to eliminate it. Here’s the thing- cellulite affects women of any age, or weight.
Some women are more prone to cellulite because its roots are in genetics and skin structure. So, no matter how thin you are, you can’t escape its grip. That doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it.
Your diet is important, but so is keeping yourself hydrating. It’s vital to drink plenty of water, which helps to avoid fluid retention and bloating that leads to the appearance of cellulite looking worse. Tea and coffee are dehydrating, so if you must drink it- make sure you drink water to compensate. Regular water intake also strengthens collagen, flushes toxins, improves smoothness, skin elasticity, and circulation.
Proper eating is a must, because a primary cause of cellulite is from poor eating. Processed foods are the worst culprit, as they are packed with fat, sodium, sugar, and chemicals that result in a build-up of toxins. The toxins are then stored in fat cells, causing more cellulite.
Regular exercise is great for getting rid of cellulite, specifically exercises that target the thighs and butt. Exercises that focus on toning muscles are ideal, though your routine should work to burn fat while also toning, lifting, and sculpting.
A Healthy Diet
It isn’t enough to just avoid processed foods. You must also pack your diet with nutrients and antioxidants, including fresh fruit, high in fiber, nuts, lean proteins, and vegetables. Brightly colored produce is high in anti-oxidants, while natural diuretics like asparagus and cucumber rid us of excess fluids.