Get Rid of Cellulite —> Nutrition + Fitness + Hormones
When getting rid of cellulite, most people focus only on the proper nutrition and exercise, but it is not enough to control cellulite. The most effective way to control cellulite is to compare the balance your hormones, with the right nutrition and exercise.
Causes of Cellulite:
- Inactive Lifestyle
- Over Production Of Estrogen
- Use of Hormonal Contraceptives
- Weight Gain & Unhealthy Diet
- Aging / Loss of Skin Elasticity
The foods that you eat have a direct relationship to maintaining optimal blood and lymph circulation. A diet that incorporates whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables can help you avoid cellulite. Reducing processed and refined foods will lead to fewer toxins in your body. Introducing more foods rich in antioxidants also fight free radicals and help improve elasticity of the skin’s connective tissues.
And as you already know food has a huge influence on our hormones. Our hormones control everything in our body and if they go out of balance so does everything else. Women who have cellulite are estrogen dominant. The reason so many women even young girls are estrogen dominant is because of foods they are eating. So now the only real way to get rid of cellulite is to balance out your hormones and get rid of all foods in your diet that will cause an imbalance.
Eat the right fat every day
In order for our hormones to be balanced we need to eat good fat every day with every meal. Good fat doesn’t make you fat! So there is no need to cut out fat from your diet. Its the processed fat free .
Good fat is: Organic Eggs, Coconut Oil, Raw Nuts ( almonds and walnuts are the best ), Coconut Milk, Olive Oil, Avocado.
Oils that you should avoid at all times : Soybean oil ( it’s hiding in a lot of foods these days, check your ingredients list at all times ), hydrogenated oil ( another product that is hiding even in so called healthy foods ), vegetable oil.
Unless you are on menopause you should avoid soy products. Soy contains a lot of estrogen and as I mentioned above soy bean oil is everywhere these days.
If you really love it, you can have just a little and only organic.
Eat more Fish
Fish contains a lot of minerals, and lack of minerals can cause a hormonal imbalance. Try to eat fish at least one a day. It can be salmon, tuna ( even canned tuna is good ), or any other fish of your choice.
External ways to help with Cellulite
Aerobic exercise combined with strength training helps decrease fat, build and tone muscle, and increase metabolism. These actions can help to reduce the pressure on cellulite in the skin. Exercise is especially important for aging women who naturally lose muscle mass and whose metabolism naturally slows. Also as a quick suggestion to help with Cellulite on the butt & legs is BrazilBoom is incredible and gives beautiful results when mixed with the food recommendations!
Dry Skin Brushing
The trick to do this the right way is very firm brush. It really helps to increase circulation in the body. The brush that I use is a hair brush, instead of a regular body brush. Because I was never been able to find firm enough for me body brush, so I bought a hair brush which looks like this:
What you gonna do is this: Before you take a shower you will brush your skin in circular motions, starting at your toes, all the way up to your waist and really focus on your problem areas. The dry skin brushing should be about 10 minutes long.
Coffee Scrub & Toning Oil
There is nothing is better than the real thing. Use our homemade Anti-Cellulite Coffee Scrub. After you did your dry skin brushing, jump into the shower and wait 5 minutes or so for your pores to open up. Apply coffee scrub all over your legs and leave it on for 5 minutes. Make sure you give it a good scrubbing – also in circular motions. After the scrub and after every shower apply the toning oil on to your body. Form a L with you thumb and 2nd finger and from downward massage the oil into your skin for 2 more minutes.