Do you have cellulite? Well, then you are not alone. Most women do, and one of the most common questions I get is, how to get rid of cellulite. Cellulite is something most of you experience and you might find cellulite unsightly. If you want to get rid of it, or at least reduce the appearance of it, make sure you continue to read.
Cellulite is normally found on hips and thighs and is caused by the fat deposits under the skin pushing up towards the surface of the skin. Cellulite does not only occur in women who are overweight, or obese, but also in women who are considered ‘thin’. Despite what it often said in media, cellulite is not caused by a toxic build-up in your body. Although cellulite is genetic, your lifestyle has a greater impact on the appearance of your cellulite than you think.
There are a few things that might affect how much cellulite you have, such as:
How fast your metabolism is
If you have a slow metabolism the chances are that your cellulite is worse.
If you are not physical active
If you are not exercising regularly, your cellulite might get worse
If you are dehydrated
If you are not drinking enough water, your skin will become dehydrated. Dehydration might make cellulite worse.
If you are fad dieting
Fad diets might not provide you with the nutrients your body need to keep your body and skin healthy. In addition, some fad diets can also leave you dehydrated.
If your diet is poor
A poor diet might not provide you with the nutrients your body needs, or provide you with too much of some, like sodium and unhealthy fats.
If your total body fat is high
Although cellulite also occurs in women who are considered ‘thin’, a reduction in total body fat often have a positive effect on the appearance of cellulite.
If you are a woman
It is true that not only women have cellulite. It is, however, less common in men as they have thicker skin.
If you are older
We are all getting older, and that is a simple fact. With age, our hormones change and also the amount of collagen we produce. This might result in a worsening of the appearance of cellulite.
As you can see above, there are few things we can’t really change, and we certainly can’t stop ageing. However, it is not all doom and gloom. Your lifestyle can have a major effect on the appearance of your cellulite. I see it so often in the great testimonials I receive from girls using my F.I.T. programs. Their results continue to blow me away.
Below are my top 5 tips to help you to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Reduce your total body fat
Cellulite is fat deposits under your skin, and although this type of fat is not harmful to your health, many women don’t like the look of it. The best way to reduce the appearance of cellulite is to reduce the amount of fat you have.
Get ‘back to basics eating’
Rather than following the latest fad diet, implement lifestyle changes that will ensure that you provide your body with all of the nutrients it requires. A diet full of vegetables, fruit, fibre, lean protein, and healthy fats will make wonders to your skin and the appearance of cellulite.
Being physically active will help reduce the appearance of cellulite by improving your muscle tone and circulation, as well as firming up the skin.
Hydration is really important to improve circulation, but also to keep your skin healthy. If you are dehydrated your cellulite might appear to be worse, so make sure to fill up that water glass.
Try dry brushing
Although dry brushing won’t reduce the amount of fat that is underneath your skin, it will help with improving circulation and stimulate lymph flow. A few minutes each day is all it takes.
Do you have any other tips how to reduce cellulite? I would love to hear from you.