Posted on February 16, 2017
How to Get Rid of Cellulite
Like it or not, most women have cellulite on their bodies. These unsightly lumpy deposits of body fat are commonly found either on thighs, buttocks, stomach or upper arms. Fortunately, there are ways you can do about it to get rid of cellulite:
- Get physical
Shed the extra weight by developing an exercise routine. Combine weight training with high-intensity interval-training (HIIT) workout. Weight training like deadlifts, back squat and pull-ups are good to tone your thighs, abs and buttocks. If possible, enrol yourself in a gym class and hire a certified trainer to help you with the weight-lifting exercise. Then, pair them with the HIIT workout such as power walking, running on treadmill and cycling uphill.
- Eat and drink healthily
If you are serious about combating cellulite, start by building a healthy diet plan. Consume sufficient amount of water, preferably 8 glasses, a day. Water helps to hydrate your body as well as eliminate waste and reduce the appearance of the cellulite. However, beware of over-consuming water as this would cause possible swelling below the cellulite. If you find plain water boring, you can always zest it up by adding some lemon slices. For an alternative way to stay hydrated, make it a habit to drink a glass of green juice daily. Try combining spinach, cucumber, green apple and cilantro and blend them for a great antioxidant booster.
As for cellulite-fighting food, eat more proteins (e.g. lean meats, beans, eggs and fish) as well as green vegetables (e.g. broccoli and cabbage) and Omega-3 fats (e.g. salmon, tuna and sardines). Incorporate dark berries such as blackberries and blueberries into your diet as well. Dark berries contain antioxidant properties and help breaking down fat beneath the cellulite.
- Say no to fast food
Fast food such as burgers and hot dogs are packed with calories. Not to forget that a slab of meat patty sandwiched between the burger buns contains a high sodium content, which can cause bloating and water retention. Other foods to avoid include processed foods, fried foods, foods with refined flour (e.g. white bread) and even full-fat dairy products such as butter and cheese.
- Use a coffee scrub
Apparently, the caffeine in the coffee helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite by tightening the skin. You can easily create your own DIY coffee scrub using a combination of coffee grounds, coconut oil, sea salt or white/brown sugar until they turn into a paste-like consistency. Then, apply the mixture using a dry brush and massage your targeted body area. A dry-brushing method with coffee scrub is also good for exfoliating and helps to circulate the blood.
- Apply cellulite cream
There are many types of cellulite creams in the market. So, what should you look out for? If possible, choose a cellulite cream that contains these ingredients: caffeine, vitamin C, retinol, ginkgo biloba, horsetail extract, peptides, L-Carnitine, Centella Asiatica, Euglena Gracilis, Glaucium Flavum Extracts, Fisetin and Frambiose. Keep in mind that any cellulite cream out there does not provide instant results, so have a little patience before you can see visible results.
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