Hello lovelies, weekend is finally here! For today’s post I will be sharing with you some tips on how to get rid of cellulite. I think this is the right moment to talk about it, as the days are getting longer we are reminded that summer is just around the corner. And when it comes to summer, you will want to wear your bikini outfit of the year, meaning show off your body. Having cellulite is nothing to be afraid of nor ashamed of, most of us females have it, and the good news is, it’s not permanent, and there are certainly healthy ways to eliminate them.
What is cellulite exactly?
Cellulite is the dimpling of the skin, commonly on the buttocks, thighs and abdomen area. Its major cause is the female sex hormones which tend to store fat reserves. There are multiple factors to cellulite formation such as, age, genes, diet, and lifestyle choice.
How to fight cellulite
Choose the right kind of Sports
Yoga, Pilates, Cycling, Aerobics, Swimming or Walking are some of the examples of low impact sports. As oppose to jogging or running during which you burn calories, doing lower impact sports build strength. Doing so, strengthens the subcutaneous tissue (underlying skin), which helps give your problem areas a smoother appearance.
If you are fond of skincare, you can try coffee scrub. Instead of throwing out your coffee grinds you can reuse them as body scrub in the shower. This will improve the appearance of your cellulite as it stretches your skin. However, this is a superficial/temporary solution as it does not destroy fat cells which are the roots of the problem. Changing your diet is the best thing to do.
Foods that fight cellulite
Vitamin C – stimulates the body’s own production of collagen, providing us with smoother skin. Sources: kiwi, citrus fruits, pineapple, tomatoes, peas, bell peppers …
Vitamin E – assists in the regeneration and protection of cells. Sources: nuts, raw seeds, kale, spinach, plant oils …
Green tea – I can’t tell you enough how important drinking tea is, I wrote a whole article about it here. Basically it’s an excellent source of antioxidants.
Water – very important! as it aids in flushing toxic elements out of our body thus transporting nutrients effectively. Read my article about water benefits here.
No to salt, yes to potassium – avoid salty foods which encourage the storage of fat and water. Potassium help drain excess water from the body. Sources: brocolli, cauliflower, tomatoes, asparagus, fish, avocado, banana …
If you’re fond of massages, get yourself some done, the ones that stimulate lymphatic flow.
There you go, you have the key to fight off cellulite. Remember, it is absolutely important to maintain a healthy lifestyle for your happiness and self-satisfaction.