Cellulite affects most women and getting rid of it is no easy task. Although for some people it is not a big problem, for others it is the cause of many insecurities when it comes to wearing any skirt, bikini or garment that exposes those areas.
Cellulite has nothing to do with obesity and does not distinguish between thin or overweight people. It's the irregular deposits of fat that accumulate under the skin and form bumps and dimples mainly on the hips, buttocks, thighs and the abdomen. Also it is a common and harmless skin condition, more frequent in women. It cannot be considered a disease, but rather an aesthetic alteration of the skin's surface.
There is three types of cellulite:
- Hard cellulite: Especially in young women, located on the buttocks and thighs, the skin and nodules are hard to the touch with the presence of dimples.
- Soft cellulite: With a more gelatinous consistency, it is more common in women over 35 years of age and appears due to the progressive flaccidity of the tissues. Cellulite is not really treated as it is simply the consequence of the loosening of the tissues and the thinning of the skin.
- Edematous cellulite: It appears at any age and is located mainly in the legs, which tend to swell easily and is mainly due to fluid retention.
How to get rid of it?
Eliminating cellulite is almost impossible but with discipline and a lot of work it is possible to reduce it. Here are some ways to start changing your lifestyle.
- Reduce the consumption of salt and coffee.
- No smoking.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
- Avoid sitting or standing for a long time (the best option is to walk).
- Reduce the use of contraceptives.
- No abuse heels.
- Not wearing tight clothing.
- Eat healthy.
- Run away from stress.
- Working out.
Maintaining a healthy diet is essential to reduce cellulite. It is one of the most important parts to achieve this process.
- It has a fundamental role in many vital processes that occur in our body, but it is also key to avoiding fluid retention.
- Asparagus and artichokes. They have diuretic properties that help eliminate fluid retention and toxins.
- Like kiwi, orange, lemon or tangerines. They are fruits with a high content of vitamin C, one of the antioxidant vitamins par excellence, also involved in the repair of tissues in all parts of the body and the formation of collagen.
- Pineapple and papaya. They have diuretic properties that favor the elimination of liquids and toxins.
- Red fruits and strawberries. They have an antioxidant effect due to their high content of vitamin C.
- Contains lycopene, which naturally activates collagen production.
- It promotes blood circulation, as it is a powerful anticoagulant, and helps eliminate waste from the body.
- Blue Fish. It is rich in omega 3, a type of good fat that has an anti-inflammatory effect on our body and improves blood circulation.
- Replace coffee with green tea (one or two a day).
- Avoid refined sugars and replace them with stevia-type sweeteners.
- Substitute white bread and refined flour for wholemeal.
- Perform intermittent fasting (always under the supervision of a doctor), leaving between 12 and 16 hours between dinner and breakfast the next day to help our body cleanse excess toxins.
- Start the day with an infusion of ginger and lemon juice.
- Limit salt intake.
- Squats using weights:
- Sit-ups with a multi-position bench.
- Dumbbell lunges.
- Cardio: walking uphill is an exercise that helps a lot. If you go to the gym, you can do this exercise on the treadmill while it is slightly inclined.
These are some ways to get rid of cellulite. It is a long process and requires a lot of discipline. You may not eliminate it completly but this guide will help you reduce it. It is important to keep in mind that cellulite is normal in the human body and is not something to be ashamed of. However, if reducing it will help you feel better about your body, there is no reason not to try it.