So here it is folks, part 2 on how to banish cellulite forever. If you missed part 1 on the basics of cellulite, click here to catch up. Today, I want to share with you my 12 proven ways to banish cellulite forever. And here they are …
Cellulite Fighting Foods
One of the main causes of cellulite is toxic overload in the body which in turn reduces skin elasticity. If the skins elasticity is compromised cellulite becomes even more visible. Fluid retention also contributes to cellulite. When you overload the liver with toxins, it cannot effectively eliminate toxins and estrogen which are all known to contribute to cellulite.
The good news is that the following foods help detoxify, reduce acidity and fluid build up, cleanse and boost the liver and strengthen the skin.
Anti-Oxidant Rich Foods
Berries are rich in anti-oxidants and this will help break down the fat attached to connective tissue and get rid of that uneven appearance on the skin.
Blackberries and blueberries can enhance collagen production which stimulates new skin tissue improving the overall tone and texture of your skin.
Dark chocolate is rich in anti-oxidants which can break down fat found in cellulite and improve the function of the cells in your body. Again this will help keep your skin firm, smooth, and toned.
Potassium Rich Foods
Potassium rich foods such as bananas, avocados, greens, and coconut water help to flush out excess fluid and toxins.
Protein Rich Foods
Quality, organic protein rich sources can increase metabolism and so help reduce cellulite. Opt for grass-fed beef, wild fish, free-range poultry and eggs.
Essential Fatty Acid Rich Foods
Include coconut oil, fish oils and oily fish to promote healthy skin tissue.
Fibre Rich Foods
Nuts, seeds and fibrous veggies will help detoxify the bowl, increase metabolism and balance hormones.
With all food, the general rule is to eat clean, anti-oxidant, alkaline rich foods. Do this and you won’t go far wrong in reducing and eliminating cellulite.
Cellulite Causing Foods
Table salt is a massive cause of fluid retention and so cellulite.
Sugar causes inflammation, fluid retention, and fat storage all of which are major contributors to cellulite.
Refined Processed Foods
Highly refined and processed foods break down quickly into sugar which is then stored as fat.
Common Food Allergens
Allergens such as dairy, gluten and peanuts increase acidity in the body and so inflammation.
Hydrogenated & Trans Fats
These fats contribute to fat storage and inflammation. Stay clear of fats like corn, canola, sunflower, refined oils and heated oils.
Healthy fats such as omega 3 and MCT (medium chain triglycerides) are fundamental in the fight against excess body fat and cellulite.
My 2 favourites are raw coconut oil and Super Omega 3.
Inflammation contributes to poor circulation and lymphatic drainage. All this causes water retention and makes cellulite look worse.
Choosing an alkaline, anti-inflammatory diet that’s rich in anti-oxidants is the way to go!
One massive factor in the appearance of unwanted orange peel is poor hydration to flush out toxins and waste.
It’s not only important to drink enough clean, purified water (approx 3 to 4 litres per day), but also to consume high water content organic foods.
Water-rich foods include celery, cabbage, watermelon, tomato, broccoli, lettuce and especially cucumber which is 90% water!
Ideally, consume these foods raw to maximise the water and nutrient intake. Your skin will thank you for it.
If your not a keen water drinker try adding a squeeze of lemon or some lemon slices. Herbal teas are also great hydrators. Tea and coffee are ok in moderation, just increase your water intake to counteract them as they dehydrate the body.
Hormones are manufactured in our glands e.g. thyroid, pituitary, adrenals, ovaries and testicles. We need these hormones to be balanced if we want to achieve optimal health, and get rid of cellulite.
The subject of balancing hormones is a biggie and one for a future blog but for now just know you need them balanced.
Exercise is very important in the fight against cellulite as it ups your circulation and metabolism. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym. Short, high-intensity sessions are just as effective, take a lot less time and are fun.
Toxic Free Skin Products
Something that is often overlooked is the volume of toxins we put on our skin. Your skin is the largest organ in the body and highly porous.
I highly recommend using only natural, chemical free skincare products especially body moisturisers which are absorbed directly into areas on the body prone to cellulite i.e. thighs, bum, and stomach.
Dry Skin Brushing & Body Scrubs
Dry skin brushing and body scrubs have numerous benefits for our health and beauty. We dump tonnes of toxins out of our skin so it’s important to keep the pathway clear especially as it’s the largest organ.
Brushing loosens dead cells, stimulates acupressure points, massages your meridians, moves the lymph, stimulates your immune system, wakes up circulation, helps reduce fat deposits and cellulite, and makes your skin soft, glowing and velvety!
By now you’ll know that a major cause of cellulite is the accumulation of toxins. Detox baths are another great way to help your body eliminate these. Try Epsom, Dead Sea or Himalayan salts in your bath. You can add essential oils like myrrh, lavender and tea-tree. All these salts and oils are relaxing, detoxifying and will leave your skin feeling soft and silky.
These are 2 great supplements I recommend for cellulite …
Liquid Chlorophyll – Just add a teaspoon to a glass of water or your water bottle to gently eliminate unwanted toxins stored in fat stores from the body. It’s great for cleansing, hydrating and energising.
Healthy Starter Programme – This is perfect for a deeper cleanse and to really shift excess fat. It’s also included in my B-Fit 21 Day Weight Loss Plan alongside 21 days of delicious meal plans, recipes, weekly shopping lists, fat burning exercise videos, nutrition and lifestyle coaching videos. Click here for more details.
Now it’s over to you. Which one of these strategies are you going to try?
Have you discovered any nutrition or lifestyle game changers for cellulite? Do email me and let me know.
Love Gaynor x