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Cellulite: What Causes It and How Can I Get Rid of It?
Eliminate Cellulite Quickly and Permanently
Compiled by: Susan Sesti
Click Here to Learn How to Attain a Cellulite Free Body Extra Fast.
Cellulite: Its Causes and Treatments
Cellulite refers to the fat stored on specific body parts especially on legs, thighs and
hips. It looks like orange peel or cottage cheese under the skin.
Causes of Cellulite
Cellulite is a fat tissue that appears below the skin's surface. People do not need to be
overweight to have cellulite; in fact, many thin people can have some on their buttocks,
thighs and legs. Cellulite is cause by the following:
People who have close relatives that have cellulite are more prone to it. Studies show
that almost 85% of women who have cellulite have relatives (mostly parents) affected by
the same problem.
2. Lack of Exercise.
People who do not exercise need to tone their muscles to prevent cellulite formation.
Following a cardiovascular program or strength training is one way in keeping cellulite
away from the body. Walking, jogging, and swimming are also fun activities to avoid
3. Poor Eating Habits.
Unhealthy food, together with excess consumption of alcohol, caffeine or spicy foods,
are closely linked to cellulite formation. When a person takes too much of these foods,
the body looses its ability to flush the toxins they produce so they are stored in the fatty
tissue. Experts recommend 8 glasses of water everyday instead of caffeine or alcoholic
Few people know that smoking is one of the causes of cellulite formation. It weakens
the skin by constricting the capillaries and harms the connective tissue. As a result, the
skin develops cellulites.
A surefire way to reduce or eliminate cellulite is through a healthy diet, consistent
exercise, and enough water to remove the toxins from the body.
Radical Cellulite Treatments
There are a lot of cellulite remedies in the market today. Some of them are the
People who are suffering from excessive cellulite and have the desire to eliminate it
quickly and without a lifestyle change may resort to liposuction. This is the removal of
cellulite or fat deposits through surgical procedure. Although liposuction has serious
potential side effects, more and more people are going for it because of its fast and
However, people who do not have the budget or the courage to try liposuction may use
cellulite creams that contain minerals, herbs, antioxidants, and vitamins. These creams
are supposed to provide needed moisture and increase the blood supply to remedy
damaged and dehydrated cellulite-affected body parts. These creams have low approval
rate because minimal results can be seen in few months.
Cellulite lift on the other hand, has very promising results. This is specifically designed
for people who have lost considerable amount of weight that have resulted in excess
skin. As of today, cellulite lift is the most invasive procedure to restore youthful, firm
skin. While it promises great results, it also comes with some serious disadvantages. It
can leave extensive scarring and have a long recovery period for the patient.
Another treatment is called Laser Lipolisis. This technique was developed in Italy. This
is done by inserting fiber-optic laser through small incisions on the target body part. This
laser can absorb more than 500 grams of body fat. Although this method is less invasive
than traditional liposuction, it is still a surgical procedure and have similar costs and
risks associated with it.
Cellulite is a huge problem being faced by numerous women today. However, these
radical measures need not be implemented to eliminate cellulite. But you do need to be
armed with the right information, tools and techniques to win the war against ugly
cellulite continue reading to learn how to fight it and get a body beautiful fast.
Easy Methods to Prevent and Reduce Cellulite
This is for those people with cellulite who desire eliminate it more naturally without
using a radical surgical procedure.
There are specific food choices you need to make when trying to eliminate cellulite. You
are strongly advised to go on a detoxifying diet, including in it many fresh fruits and
vegetables, and avoiding black tea, iced tea, coffee and alcohol.
One important aspect to consider is the water retainer alimentary substances, which can
increase the problem of cellulite. Therefore there are many foods that should be avoided.
An example of foods you should eliminate from your diet are soy sauce, canned foods,
packaged gravy and sauce mixes and convenience foods like macaroni and cheese.
Since lactose (sugar of milk) can stimulate cellulite production it should be consumed in
moderation. Choose yogurts and cheeses that possess reduced lactose.
It is also important to reduce the fat on the diet, since it contributes to the increase of
cells that produce the adipose tissue, consequently leading to weight gaining, and this is
extremely related with the advance of the cellulite.
A balanced diet is important but you must also practice regular exercise that targets the
problem areas if you are serious about eliminating your cellulite.
Choosing foods that contain vitamins, fiber, minerals and fewer calories will help
regulate the process of energy production in the system. It is also helpful in diminishing
the absorption of fat of foods and controlling the restoration of tissues, keeping your
skin healthy and stunning.
Drinking water is another very important item to acknowledge. Drinking 8 – 10, eight
ounce glasses of water each day will help hydrate the body and will aid the kidneys in
toxin elimination, which helps assists in the elimination of cellulite. Here's a hot tip:
Drink a glass before each meal. Besides all these benefits for your body, it fools the
stomach by giving it a sensation of satisfaction even before having eaten.
Have a lot of meals in small portions during the day. It makes the digestion easier and
you will have less of an appetite. Doing this will decrease fat to deposit on those spots
we most hate, like thighs, hips, bum, etc.
Be sure to chew properly and slowly. It takes 15 – 20 minutes for your brain to
recognize that it is receiving fuel. Eating slowly will allow your brain to get the message
that you are fueling your body before you finish your meal. This also gives you a longer
digestion period to help keep you feeling satisfied longer.
Here are some extra tips to prevent cellulite:
- Lean protein sources must be consumed, for example the egg white, white meat (such
as chicken and fish meat) and lean red meat (London broil). Grill or bake your food
instead of frying to further reduce fat consumption.
- Avoid food with too much fat, such as greasy pizzas, gravies, cheese, filled bread,
cookies, biscuits, ice-cream, etc.
- Choose foods that lack refined sugar. Some of these are the pasta, potatoes and fruits.
If you feel like eating a candy have a small piece of dark chocolate instead of a whole
- Avoid using excessive oil during the preparation of the food.
- Eat foods that containing lots of fiber to increase your energy and help to diminish the
absorption of fat. This also contributes to the regulation of the intestinal system.
- Try to choose eating foods that do not contain salt. Eat fruits and vegetables instead of
chips and dip. Also selecting unsalted seasonings and spices will remove much of the
extra sodium from your diet.
- Do not add too much salt during meal preparation or after cooking. Here's some
advice: do not place the salt shaker on the table to start with!
- Do not consume sodas or alcoholic beverages, because they only provide calories and
possess no nutritional value. Select herbal teas or water instead.
- Practice aerobic physical exercises, like jogging, riding bicycle and swimming; these
sorts of exercises help to burn fat and calories resulting in decreased cellulite.
Foods and Supplements that Help Control Cellulite
Since cellulite is formed by the creation of water pockets and fat deposits the most
effective avenue for controlling them is through exercise and diet. A targeted exercise
program is absolutely necessary as well as proper foods and supplementation. Certain
foods known for their cell-building properties can help control cellulite.
The cellulite problem is most pronounced in women who have sagging muscles and
skin. Exercise and protein can reduce the stores of fat under the skin; protein helps to
firm up muscles that can keep fat stores in place and reduce the dimpled effect of
cellulite. Older skin, like older muscles, needs protein, especially soy protein with less
fat, for toning and firming. How much protein would you need to produce firm, toned
muscles? Approximately .6 gram per pound of lean body mass if you are a moderately
active person, and 1 gram per pound of lean body mass if you are very active. Choosing
lean protein in fish, especially salmon also provides a high dose of essential fatty acids.
Glucosamine is a supplement that is touted for its ability to help arthritis. It has been
shown to restore moisture to arthritic joints as well as keep the cell tissues well
hydrated; this in turn has a positive, plumping effect on the cells, thus reducing the
dimpling and curdling of the skin. Adequate amounts of glucosamine in the blood are
necessary for skin resilience. Studies show that participants who begin taking
glucosamine before and after surgery experienced faster healing with less scarring of
skin tissues than participants who did not take glucosamine.
Amino Acids and Essential Fatty Acids
You also need amino acids that help build the skin's store of collagen and elastin. The
best sources for these are complex carbohydrates like beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds,
vegetables and fruit. These provide your body with essential fatty acids that slow down
the division of skin cells, thus reducing the incidence of mutations and inflammation
within these cells, even when they are exposed to ultra violet light. All cells in the
human body are surrounded by a membrane composed of phospholipids made chiefly
from essential fatty acids. This membrane controls what goes into the cells and what
comes out. A good source of essential fatty acids would literally fortify the cell
membrane and keep the cell body intact. Research shows that supplementation with fish
oil and flaxseed oil can produce marked improvement in skin texture and tone within the
first 2 months of use. Because the outer skin replaces itself every 50-80 days, proper
supplementation can have a direct and firming effect on skin.
Of course, dietary supplementation and diets are only partially effective to remove
cellulite. Without exercise you will not attain the truly smooth and sexy body you desire.
There is no doubt that cellulite can be improved with exercise. Wayne Westcott Ph.D,
director of research programs at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts,
produced workout routines that showed an appreciable decrease in cellulite. For 2
months, 16 slightly overweight women participated in 20 minutes of cardio, strength and
flexibility exercises three times a week. At the end of 2 months, the women lost an
average of 1 and 1/3 inches from their hips, and an average of 1 pound. All the women
reported less cellulite on their lower bodies, a situation that was confirmed by ultrasound
For best results in reducing the cottage cheese look of cellulite, eat protein and take up a
consistent exercise routine. This combination will raise your metabolism, build lean
body tissue, firm the muscles under the skin and keep the fatty deposits under control
within the connective tissues. Also be sure to eat plenty of beans, whole grains, nuts,
seeds, vegetables and fruits for sources of amino acids to help build collagen and elastin
in the skin. Take glucosamine supplements to increase skin resilience. A good source of
essential fatty acids from fish oil and flax seed oil can also bolster the integrity of skin
cell membranes which will minimize the problem of runaway fatty tissues-- which
essentially is what cellulite is all about.
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