Are you plagued with cellulite on your bottom and thighs? Or, maybe even in some more of the more unusual places on your body?
Many of us suffer from these unsightly orange peel texture lumps and bumps, even the most healthiest and fittest among us. The dreaded cellulite can ruin both your confidence and self esteem, and make beach holidays a nightmare.
In this post, I will show you how to get rid of cellulite fast with these 8 essential tips that worked for me. If you apply these tried and tested effective methods consistently, then you will soon see a reduction (if not complete disappearance) of cellulite on your thighs, legs, bottom and anywhere else you may be affected with its unwanted presence.
Cellulite affects up to 90% of women and to a lesser extent men, and is something we would all just love to know the cure for right?
There’s no instant fix (though blasting it with a cold shower head can give you a temporary reduction). But, you will see more long term and lasting results from following the methods in this post pretty fast, especially if you apply all of them together.
Your cellulite busting action plan
I have devised a plan of action for you that’s been tried and tested by myself, and with pretty good results.
With these methods you’ll also find out how to prevent cellulite and get lots of other great side effects. These include flawless and glowing skin, a healthier slimmer body, and MUCH more energy.
So, who’s in?
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is, pretty much, just harmless deposits of fat that have pushed their way through the connective tissue beneath the skin. In doing this, it leaves unsightly lumps that mainly affect thighs, legs and bottom, but can sometimes affect any area of the body.
Getting rid of cellulite for good may involve hitting it from a few different angles, But, as with most things worth doing in life, will take a little effort on your part.
Cellulite can be stubborn, and doesn’t just plague the overweight. Even the slimmest among us can be affected. It often has its roots in genetics, the taking of certain medications, or simply an under par detoxification system.
8 Cellulite Busting Tips
1. HORMONES AND AGE
Many different hormones can play a role in the production of cellulite, but age is also a risk factor.
This is because the reduction of estrogen in the approach to menopause decreases the flow of blood to the connective tissue under the skin. And, it’s this blood flow reduction that encourages the formation of cellulite.
Eating estrogenic foods such as soya beans, green peas, flax seeds, legumes, and alfalfa sprouts may be of some help if this is the reason. It’s worth noting that the highly nutritious plant based diet is naturally high in ALL these foods, and also cellulite busting detoxify foods too.
Staying fully hydrated is very important when it comes to cellulite reduction. So, this means lots of pure filtered water and herbal teas.
Keeping hydrated is not only essential for every system in your body. It will also plump up the skin (in a good way) all over your body, and therefore make cellulite much less visible.
Proper hydration will HELP make fine lines and wrinkles on your face seem much less visible too. Almost like a much cheaper version of BOTOX. Trust me, this really works! If you drink plenty of filtered water, you will notice a huge difference in your skin within hours – even more so over time if you keep it up.
You probably already knew I was going to say it, but your diet plays such a massive role in cellulite prevention that it just can’t be skipped. Foods such as sugar, cheese, refined carbs, processed meats, and ALL junk foods in general will promote cellulite on your body over time.
But, there are also foods to get rid of cellulite fast too, and eating a healthy, plant filled diet will do wonders for this problem. It will also help boost detoxification in general through the eating all that fiber and antioxidant rich foods, leaving your skin glowing and gorgeous.
Foods to Reduce Cellulite
- Chilies, cayenne pepper, or anything that is hot.
- Omega 3’s from sources such as flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds and walnuts.
- Omega 6 from sunflower seeds.
- Fruits – mainly blueberries, oranges, watermelon, grapefruit, bananas, apricots, apples and lemons.
- Vegetables – mainly asparagus, broccoli, garlic, beansprouts, cucumber, celery, fennel, beetroot and cabbage.
- Wholegrains, such as wholegrain bread, pasta, spelt, buckwheat, quinoa, millet and rye (but you may find stearing clear of gluten may help too).
- Cacao (yes I mean chocolate, but the dark stuff with over 70% cacao solids, so there is not too much added sugar). Check out these amazing cacao benefits and see why dark chocolate is actually good for you. There is a God after all!
- Green, Nettle, and Dandelion teas.
- Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother).
- Lots of fiber rich raw foods will literally drag impurities and toxins out of your body. I’m talking about those toxins that have built up in cellulite will also be dispersed over time.
- Doing body toning exercises will help smooth out lumps and bumps.
It would also help you immensely to incorporate some of these helpful metabolism boosting foods into your diet. Their high fiber and nutrient content will help to flush toxins out of your system.
This is another big one to consider on your cellulite busting mission. Having strong muscles and definition will go a LONG WAY to hiding those lumpy, bumpy areas.
Squats, for example, are a great exercise for reducing the appearance of cellulite on the bottom and thigh area. But, ANY exercise is good as it will get your lymphatic drainage system working, thus flushing out toxins and reducing cellulite.
5. DRY SKIN BRUSHING
Dry skin brushing is a highly effective way of boosting lymph drainage. This releases stored up toxins and helps to break down cellulite.
Skin brushing also buffs off dead and dry skin cells, tightens skin, promotes cell renewal and boosts circulation giving you an all round glow.
How to dry skin brush effectively
Invest in a good body brush with natural firm bristles and use it every day, right before you get in the shower ideally.
Starting at your feet, brush in firm, upward and swift strokes towards your heart. Then continue to do the rest of your body, always stroking towards the heart (this is the best movement for circulation).
Make sure the room (or you) aren’t steamy or wet. The idea is for you and the brush to both be completely dry otherwise it will stick to your skin and you wont get a good stroke going.
6. ESSENTIAL OIL MASSAGE
The best oil by far for cellulite is good old inexpensive coconut oil. You can either use it alone or as a carrier oil with other anti cellulite essential oils such as cinnamon, cypress, grapefruit and lemon.
Melt the oil between your hands and massage vigorously into cellulited areas, focusing especially on the backs of legs and buttocks. Because sometimes this effect can be temporary, it needs to be done on a long term basis for lasting effects.
This strategy would work better if you could lay down and have it done by somebody else if possible.
Coconut and Olive Oil Scrub
This scrub is cheap, easy to make and HIGHLY EFFECTIVE alongside the massage. You simple need to mix together the following:-
- 1/4 cup of coffee grounds (the caffeine in coffee is great for cellulite).
- 3 tbsp of white or brown sugar.
- 2-3 tbsp of melted but not too hot coconut oil.
Keep mixing until you form a paste, then apply to troubled ares during a shower. Stand away from the water as you don’t want it wash straight off. It needs to be massaged in for a couple of minutes.
Another angle to hit cellulite at is through helping your overburdened detoxification system to do its job properly in the first place.
Sometimes cellulite is a matter of your body not being able to eliminate toxins efficiently. This means they are often stored for safe keeping in your fat cells where they can do no damage to the body.
Always keep your body in as high a state of detoxification as possible by eating lots of antioxidant rich foods, and green superfood powders.
Poor toxin elimination can also be a root cause of obesity because junk foods such as sugar, trans fats, colours, artificial sugars and preservatives are all toxic to the body. And, when eaten in large quantities can eventually cause toxic overload.
This in turn causes fat cells to swell larger and larger and replicate to accommodate the onslaught, in turn leading to more cellulite.
8. GREEN SUPERFOOD POWDER
The most detoxifying foods on the planet are potent green powders, which are mainly derived of algaes and grasses such as chlorella, spirulina, moringa, wheatgrass and barley grass. This list is not exhaustive as there are any many more, but these are the more popular ones available.
These powerful superfood powders are concentrated in the nutrients and chlorophyl that help to drag toxins out of cells and dispel them from the body. This can obviously help get rid of cellulite too!
Not only that, but green superfood powders have SO many more benefits. Here’s just a few:-
Check out these Amazon Reviews of the best green superfood powders available.
If you’re serious about getting rid of your cellulite for good, then take on board all of these pointers and you’ll quickly see results. In fact, in doing all of the above you will be achieving so much MORE than just the reduction of cellulite.
Everything you do on this list will also boost your health in so many other ways that the cellulite issue will just be a secondary side effect of feeling so good.
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