Real Ways To Get Rid of Cellulite | Nutrition & Workout Recommendations
After reading this blog you’ll know the real ways to get rid of cellulite. I’ll tell you what cellulite actually is and I’ll teach you how to reduce it’s appearance.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite or “orange peel skin” is something a lot of us women try to combat as it’s seen as something unwanted in today’s beauty standards, and it’s even seen as a sign of an unhealthy body.
Cellulite occurs when body fat push through the connective tissue beneath the skin. It’s a type of skin dimpling that’s most often present on the upper backside of the thighs, on the buttocks, and on the stomach – mainly in women.
How To Get Rid Of Cellulite
As a trainer, I get a ton of questions all the time about how to get rid of cellulite, but before I get into the details of what we CAN do to minimize it’s appearance, I have to say, that cellulite is just a fact of life. Between 85 and 98% of women will experience cellulite somewhere on her body, and the appearance of cellulite depends on different factors including age, genetics, fat distribution, metabolism, ethnicity, and a person’s circulation.
But, of course, I don’t want to make a video telling you that nothing can be done, because there ARE things we can do to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Reducing overall body fat is the best way to decrease its appearance. Living a healthier lifestyle may reduce the appearance of cellulite, so if you have cellulite and you could do something to improve your lifestyle, definitely try that out before wasting your money on massages and beauty treatments.
It’s no secret that I have a tendency for cellulite on the back of my thighs, I’ve tried many creams, massages and oils but personally, the only way I’ve succesfully eliminated and reduced cellulite is through lowering my body fat and increasing muscle mass in the ara.
That’s right! If you’re ready to target your cellulite by changing your lifestyle, the most important factors to focus on are:
- Decrease overall bodyfat
- Build muscle in the area
- Increase blood flow in the area
If you are not being active, I recommend starting by increasing your daily activity. You can do that by incorporating some form of exercise for 20 to 30 minutes every day, or doing weight training for at least one hour, three times a week.
Or even better, you can do a combination of the two. So you do two-three weight training sessions per week, and on your rest days from weight training you do some form of low intensity cardiovascular training. That can be taking a walk, for instance.
Just know that if you’re short on time, even a 10 to 15 minute workout can make a huge difference. It’ll get your blood pumping and your endorphins revved up, and you’ll be much more likely to eat healthy as well. A short but intense workout will increase blood flow in the area and burn fat, even after you complete your workout. Next week I’ll upload a video of a really effective 15 minute Anti Cellulite Home Workout – stay tuned for that!
It will also be beneficial to eat a healthy diet. Consume foods high in protein and low in sodium, and drink plenty of water.
If you’re looking to lose fat and reduce cellulite, I recommend that you start by monitoring your calories for one week.
Write down everything you want to eat right before you eat it, maybe even take a picture of it, and then track it all in a free calorie counting app like Lifesum or MyFitnessPal. After you’ve been doing this for one week, calculate the average daily intake over the course of one week. If this is what you consume without gaining or losing weight, start tracking your calories and make sure to decrease your daily intake by 500 calories. Over time you’ll see your weight going down slowly, and the appearance of cellulite will go down with it.
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