Friday, September 30, 2011

Fighting cellulite!


What is Cellulite?
The truth is almost all women have the dreaded “orange peel-skin” look. Cellulite is found in both overweight and slim women but excess weight makes it even worse.  Cellulite is the accumulation of fat, fluid and toxins that develops under the skin.  It is mostly a women's problem, because men tend to have lower percentages of body fat.


There are various anti-cellulite treatments, that include pills, suction machines, creams, wraps and even liposuction.  Still, lifestyle changes through diet and exercise are the best way to help reduce cellulite and fat cell size.  


A good anti-cellulite diet includes eating low-fat, low-carb, high fiber foods especially fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  Although cellulite is hard to eliminate totally, if you follow these tips you should see a significant improvement.

Tips:

  • Drink eight glasses of water per day to flush out any excess sodium that causes fluid retention.  Water flushes toxins out of the body and improves circulation.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables to increase your daily fiber intake.
  • Don’t smoke.  Smoking causes poor blood circulation and contributes to premature aging and sagging of the skin.
  • Limit coffee and alcohol consumption.
  • Do not eat sugar and sugary snacks.
  • Do not eat fried and fatty foods.
  • Avoid canned foods and other foods high in salt.  Salt increases water retention and makes cellulite worse.
  • Drink herbal teas.
  • No not drink sodas.
  • Eat five small meals four to five times per day.
  • Maintain a normal, healthy body weight.
  • Boost your circulation by using a brush, loofah or a massage glove daily.  Skin brushing (and dry brushing) helps remove dead skin cells, stimulates circulation and boosts your lymphatic flow.  For best results brush every morning using long strokes towards your heart.  You could also massage your skin with almond oil.
  • Moisturise: Putting on any good moisturiser twice a day will help to plump up the skin.
  • Exercise:  Do some sort of cardio for thirty minutes and stretch daily.
  • Now you have the tips you need to begin your body reshaping process and eliminate cellulite.


You can also try this DIY: Anti-cellulite scrub

If you know any other anti-cellulite tips, leave them as a comment!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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