HOW TO BANISH THE BUMPS AND LUMPS
Lovebumps. Cottage cheese thighs. Orange peel booty. Chowder hips. If you're a female, you probably have cellulite! And you know what? It's natural - to a degree. Some of us have more evidence than others, and if you're feeling like you could do with less, then I have some tips for you! On my Nutrition Plan I have great products that will help with cellulite, and if you are in the USA you can use the Beauty Booster which contains collagen! This is an amazing product that will really make a difference to your skin and how it feels. Shop here for it!
Genetics absolutely plays a role in how our different bodies store and present fat. Sex matters too! Men don't carry as much fat in their thighs, butts, and hips, where cellulite accumulates. Many women are predisposed to cellulite, but there are a few ways that we can reduce the appearance of some of our chunkier fat deposits. Proper exercise, nutrition, and circulation are all major components of an anti-cellulite health program.
The dimpled, lumpy appearance of cellulite happens when a layer of fat beneath the skin pushes against connective tissue and bulges. Connective tissue can be weakened by hormones, lack of exercise and muscle tone, excess fat, and poor circulation.
Also, you may have noticed more cellulite with age. As women get older, they generally lose muscle - as muscle becomes thinner and less firm, the overlying layer of fat doesn't have a stable base or solid, smooth foundation beneath it. This fat then manifests as a wrinkly texture visible on the surface of the skin.
It's important to note that even if you lose overall body fat, your cellulite may still not budge. This is why exercise is so critical: fat will appear dimpled in texture if it remains unsupported by weak muscle tissue. Reducing or eliminating cellulite requires both muscle gain and a loss of excess fat.
Boosting circulation and blood flow is important for improving the delivery of essential nutrients to areas of the body which need attention.
Of course, routine exercise is the best way to enhance total-body circulation!
Natural health practitioners also suggest incorporating external treatments such as "body brushing" into your skincare regimen - these sweeping motions of the skin towards your heart can increase blood flow to the surface and encourage healthy skin renewal. Brush dry or damp skin using a body brush with firm, but not harsh, bristles. DIY coffee scrubs may also help to stimulate skin regeneration!
A nutrition program consisting of lean proteins and veggies is a great way to drop excess fat.
Avoid unnecessary sugar and starches as well as alcohol and processed foods.
Here are some food suggestions for cellulite-busting nutrition:
This fish is rich in antioxidants which break down fat cells in cellulite. The omega-3 fatty acids also in salmon reduce appetite and inflammation, as well as repair and strengthen skin tissue and fibers. This decreases the build-up of toxins inside blood vessels and improves circulation - the waste trapped in the tissues that push against skin filters out.
They're not only for growing pretty flowers! A good source of vitamin E, potassium and zinc, as well as vitamin B6, a super lump-fighter. B6 helps metabolize proteins that strengthen and repair connective tissue; it is also a natural diuretic, eliminating excess water and bloating that can make cellulite more visible.
Blackberries and blueberries enhance collagen production, creating new skin tissue and improving skin's tone and texture. These dark berries also contain antioxidants, which break down fat attached to the connective tissue - this allows skin to keep fat beneath it at bay and not push forward and appear lumpy.
The active ingredient Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, in green, dandelion and ginger teas, speeds up metabolism and increases fat burn, stopping the expansion of fat cells that cause cellulite. Also, tea's small amount of caffeine works with EGCG to flush out toxins and dehydrate fat, which minimizes fat cells pushing against skin and reduces puckering.
My program is based upon the principle of 80% nutrition and 20% fitness. The time it takes to see results can vary because your individual DNA comprises a unique cell makeup which determines your physique and traits like cellulite accumulation! Healthy lifestyle habits can make you feel more confident and boost your motivation while you continue to work on any goals that are targeted towards outward appearance. Like I mentioned above, protein is essential for building that muscle beneath fat and reducing the appearance of dimpled skin. You can learn more about my personal protein consumption and teas that can help boost your metabolism when you sign up for one of my Nutrition Plans!
My Nutrition Plan will guide you through the process of healthy eating habits and one-on-one assistance with a diet coach can give you that extra inspiration needed to persist with a positive fitness program! You can see some amazing transformations HERE!
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