HOW TO GET RID OF CELLULITE FOR GOOD

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How to Get Rid of Cellulite

I know, the hot topic of conversation. The one thing we women feel like we are doomed with forever.

 

CELLULITE

 

Firstly, before we begin we must acknowledge that 85-95% of women have cellulite! Yes, even those tight and toned women that you see on social media. In fact, it quite rare to meet someone who doesn’t have it.

 

What is cellulite?

 

In a nutshell, the appearance of cellulite come from pockets of fat trapped between connective tissue that push against the skin.

 

Why oh why do we get it?

 

  • Lack of blood flow
  • Excess fat
  • Accumulation of toxins
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Hereditary
  • Lack of fiber
  • Not adequately hydrated

 

now for the juicy bit……

 

HOW TO ELIMINATE CELLULITE

 

Yes, that’s right. You can actually remove cellulite! However, unless your diet is 100% amazing 100% of the time and you exercise regularly, control stress, live a non-toxic life and live in a cave (well not the last one). Then, it is difficult to remove it completely forever.

 

The good news is that we can DRAMATICALLY reduce the appearance

 

ways to get rid of cellulite
 

#1 STRENGTH TRAIN 

 

 Add strength training to your workout, aiming for 2-3 times per week for maximum results. Strength training increases muscle tone while decreasing body fat. 

 

  • Deadlifts
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Plank
  • Pushup

 

Are all good basic exercises to get started. Alternatively try this dumbbell sculpt session for thighs, abs, and butt
 

#2 ADD CARDIO 

 

In order to minimise the appearance of cellulite we must increase blood flow around our body.

 

And forget slogging it out on the treadmill, you can do this by simply walking more.

 

Tips for walking more:

 

  • Set an alarm for every hour. When the alarm goes off, take a 2-3 minute break to stretch and move around
  • Walk for 15 minutes, twice per day (thats only 7.5 minutes walking out, 7.5 minutes walking back home)
 

#3 DRY BODY BRUSH

 

Dry body brushing increases blood flow and boosts the lymphatic system

 

  • Use before showering
  • Use upwards strokes towards the heart
  • Be gentle on sensitive areas (ouch)
 

#4 GET A MASSAGE 

 

Probably the best tip of this post. Aim for a DEEP tissue massage if possible.
  • At home, have a DIY massage with coconut oil or sesame oil. Try this therapeutic daily massage recommended in ayurvedic medicine

 

#5 CLEANSE YOUR LIVER

 

Believe it or not, your liver is one super powerful organ for assisting with fat loss!

 

Foods great for liver health include:

 

  • Beetroot
  • Lemons
  • Broccoli
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Grapefruit

 

#6 EAT ANTIOXIDANTS 

 

Antioxidants breaks down fat cells and boosts circulation. Foods high in antioxidants include:

 

  • Berries
  • Goji berries
  • Cacao 
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
 

#7 INCLUDE CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES

 

They repair damage in your cells. Eat eat eat…

 

  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Bok Choi
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Green leafy vegetables

 

#8 INCREASE FIBER

 

There are mountains of studies that show the benefits of a high fiber diet. In this case think of fiber as a viechle for transporting bad toxins out your body.

 

ALL plant foods contain fiber! If you are unsure include these in you’re diet:

 

  • Beans & lentils
  • Grains & starches
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Fruit & Vegetables 

 

#9 DRINK A LOT OF WATER 

 

Preferably still. Even better if you add lemon slices for an extra detox boost. Aim for at least half a gallon and sip regularly throughout the day.

 

Water helps transports the fiber and waste out of the body and boosts metabolism.

 

Need some inspiration. Check out these tasty detox water recipes by sheuncovered 

 

Fruit-Infused Water

 

#10 INCLUDE HEALTHY FATS

 

The right kind of fats are full of vitamins that are amazing for firmer, plumper and smoother skin. You don’t need to go overboard here, having a small portion goes a long way. Include good fats such as:

 

  • Avocado
  • Flaxseed
  • Hempseed
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds

 

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE CELLULITE 

 

  • Bad fats are saturated and trans saturated fats. These are found in processed foods and animal produce 
  • Caffeine & carbonated sugary drinks
  • Red meat
  • Dairy
  • Sugar 
  • Salt

 

AVOID 

 

  • Smoking
  • Eat crappy processed foods
  • Eating ‘beige’ food. Focus on colour for a diet rich with antioxidants
  • Don’t ‘forget’ to drink enough water. Or do not drink any water (gasp)
  • Sitting all day at work and then sitting down at night to watch TV

 

SUPPLEMENTS

 

While I don’t recommend people to take a cocktail of supplements, there are some natural and herbal ones that are excellent for cellulite.

On a final note..

 

As women, we are so critical of ourselves. Just because we have cellulite it doesn’t change who we are, kind, compassionate, and naturing beings. Lets embrace some of our flaws, it would be boring if we were all the same, agree?

 

Have you had any luck getting rid of cellulite? I think we’d all LOVE to know so drop a message in the comments below.

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Hi, I’m Lizzie! I help busy mums lose weight, increase energy, and raise healthy kids on a plant-based lifestyle.

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