Cellulite...Oh the Dread!
I refer back to my pre-kid/pre-marriage days probably because it was one of the unhealthiest times in my life. I was in my mid-20s, living in Orange County, a size 0 or 2 at most (because everyone who lived out there was), ate like a bird, never worked out but always felt great in my clothes.
The day I decided to go back to the gym is a day I will never forget. I was in shorts, which I rarely wore. I hopped on the elliptical because I wasn’t quite sure what to do in the weight room and away I went. I turned around because I heard something behind me only to find a mirror and….cellulite. I was mortified.
Many of you women can probably relate. No one wants it yet studies show that 80% to 90% of women have it. Genes generally determine if you get it. Also, if you have a poor diet including toxic foods, have bad circulation and fluid retention, your chance of developing cellulite is higher.
So what can we do to diminish it and even get rid of it? It’s not easy and it will take some time. And no, you can’t just rub on a cream!
Here we go: 1) Lift weights. I can’t emphasize this enough. I was a cardio junkie for forever and a day and had a “pancake” butt. My body didn’t start changing until I started lifting weights. You CAN transform your body. Target glutes and hamstrings.
2) Stay hydrated. This will help improve the texture of your skin and it will also help flush out toxins from your body.
3) Get rid of processed foods. Eliminate foods that contain added sugar (soda, candy, baked goods), as well as those products that have been highly refined (white bread, white pasta etc.). Eat as “clean” as possible.
4) Limit alcohol consumption.
5) Loofah. When you use it wet, it can help you with circulation and help remove the appearance of cellulite. Use in a circular motion.