Cellulite is a term that describes deposits of unhealthy fat layered between the skin and muscle tissues. If you have it, you’re not alone, 90% of women do.
Many products claim to eliminate cellulite and leave skin sooth and flat. Unfortunately, it’s very unlikely that these popular creams, brushes and other treatments will work. At best, they’ll result in a temporary fix after costing a lot of money.
Here are some natural ways to reduce and prevent cellulite:
1. Get moving and lift those weights!
Resistance training will result in an increase in lean muscle tissue that creates a smooth, firm appearance, and is the best treatment for decreasing cellulite according to The Mayo Clinic.
Exercise also gets your blood circulating and detoxes the blood. It also helps to stabilize your mood and energy levels, promotes better sleep and can help prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke, which are the top three leading causes of death. The lymph system also moves through muscle expansion and contraction, which will result in stimulating the lymphatic flow.
2. Keep your lymphatic system healthy.
Your lymphatic system consists of fluid-filled nodes, vessels, ducts and glands that work together to rid your body of waste via the bloodstream. A lymph system that isn’t draining correctly can directly result in unhealthy fat deposits (cellulite). These are usually stored around the abdomen, hips and thighs.
Lymphatic massages will help support the draining of the lymph system by increasing circulation, thus detoxifying the body and increasing the immune system. Your digestive tract has a huge impact on your lymphatic system and immune system. It’s very important to keep your intestines happy and healthy. Echinacea and Goldenseal herbal teas are also a great way to help support the lymph system.
3. Eat whole foods.
A whole food is anything that is directly from the earth with minimal processing. The best choices are in-season and organic vegetables and fruits, whole grains, beans and legumes, nuts, eggs, and fish. If you eat meat or poultry, choose grass-fed and organic for best quality.
These foods are very nutrient dense and reduce inflammation, which will decrease the free radicals. Eating a clean diet also encourages your body to let go of those unwanted pounds, instead of creating a build-up of excess toxins, which can be stored in your adipose tissue and create cellulite.
It’s important to remember that the weight didn’t develop overnight and will not vanish overnight, either! You need to stay focused, eat whole foods, workout, drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep.
All of these factors will help you create balance in body!