If you are wondering about the orange peel like skin appearance that seems to be overtaking your thighs, abdomen and practically everywhere else then its time you know that this condition is called Cellulite. Caused by the swelling of sub dermal fat cells which push around the connective tissues that hold the cells together, cellulite is more embarrassing than life threatening. Despite all the promises made by expensive creams, lotions, injections and host of other therapies, diet and exercise remain the best bet in reducing cellulite. Best mantra is to lose fat by whatever mean possible as it is the root cause of cellulite.
Eat Food High in Dietary Fibre and Low in Fat
Diet that includes fresh fruits, leafy veggies, and whole grains like oats, rye, millets, barley etc is more likely to combat cellulite than the one with refined, precooked and packed variety. The word to remember is – DETOX.
It’s important to detoxify your liver and colon by reducing the intake of salt, sugar, fat, caffeine, and nicotine. Fasting once a week and drinking at least 8-12 litres of water every day helps in removing toxins from body. Major chunk of fat in your diet should come from nuts and sea-food rich in omega3. All berries, like blueberries and tomatoes are known to work wonders to reduce cellulite.
Choose any form of exercise that you find pleasurable and do it regularly. Any motion exercise like speed walking, cycling, climbing stairs, yoga and aerobics will work as effectively as weight training. It’s important to keep changing the exercise routine to ward off boredom. Giving up smoking, drinking alcohol and stressful lifestyle has known to slow down cellulite build-up. The point is to burn fat which is the main culprit in cellulite production.
Regular Body Massage
Massaging the cellulite affected areas can prove to be very helpful as it breaks down fat cells and increases blood circulation. Use a body brush, a body wash or exfoliating product while bathing to increase circulation. Aromatherapy oils like sage, cypress and juniper have proved to be useful in cellulite reduction. There are a few natural and safe Spa Cellulite Reduction methods available for those who look for special treatment.
Wearing pantyhose is known to reduce cellulite. Special derma-wear is available in the market which fits as snugly as pantyhose and is helpful in reducing cellulite by improving the circulation and pushing the fat cells.