How to Prevent Cellulite

Cellulite is a fat deposit beneath the skin. Cellulite appears as lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and belly.A wide variety of factors contribute to the amount of this fat ranging from lifestyle to genetics.

Causes of cellulite that can be stabilized and controlled to various degrees include stress, hormones, poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, inactivity and weight gain.

Pregnancy and Genetic predisposition are known factors for cellulite deposition.  Women are at higher risk than men due to their estrogen levels. Other high risk factors include women with high stress and inactive careers.

So how do we maintain a productive life and reduce the amount of fat in our bodies?

 

Anti cellulite Diet

 Refined and processed foods are high in preservatives, unnecessary salts, and fat. If not burned to fuel your body, these foods quickly turn to fat. Sugars, Sweeteners, and high sugar products have been traced to a cause of cellulite through hormones and weight gain. Dairy is another food group to limit. Estrogen is commonly pumped into cows to increase milk production. When consumed, this can cause an increase in estrogen levels in your body.  Not all fat is bad. Fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, are an example of a positive fat which actually helps the body to metabolize problem fat, like cellulite. Overall, limiting consuming foods rich in anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids, trace minerals and lecitin with B vitamins will help prevent cellulite.

Exercise to reduce cellulite:

Exercises, especially cardio, helps to stimulate blood circulation in problem areas. Light exercise throughout the day is an excellent way to ensure your body’s exercise needs are being met. Walks on lunch break, standing at your desk for 20 minutes, and yoga sessions will help to increase blood flow.

Estrogen and cellulite

Talk to your doctor about your hormone, especially your estrogen levels and make sure they are optimized.

Topical creams

The best time to apply cellulite creams are right after exercise when the circular system still has increased activity. There are many types of creams on the market today. When selecting a cream, always check for the active ingredients. Centella Asiatica, (also known as centella, Asiatic pennywort or Gotu kola) is a key ingredient in many cellulite topical treatments.  This medicinal herb restores the elasticity of the skin. Ginkgo Biloba acts as an antioxidant to oxidize fat cells and stimulate blood flow. Methyl Nicotinate stimulates the drainage of liquid and aids in detoxification.

Massage for Cellulite

Massage may reduce cellulite by improving lymphatic drainage. It can also help stretch your skin tissue — this can help stretch out cellulite dimples, too.

Stop Smoking

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Moderate your Alcohol intake

The amount of calories consumed add up quickly to throw your metabolism off balance and help store fat and cellulite.

Essentially, a healthy lifestyle is the key to prevent cellulite.

These healthy steps will not only help you look good, prevent cellulite but also will add years to your life!