Cellulite is a nuisance for thin and overweight women alike and can make you feel insecure and self conscious no matter how fit you are. Although some believe that cellulite is a special type of fat, “cellulite is simply normal fat that looks bumpy because it's pushing through the connective tissues that usually keeps it distributed evenly beneath your skin”, explains WebMD reporter Michel Bloomquist.
Genetics, age, and hormone fluctuations are among the causes of stubborn cellulite. Some people are born with weaker tissue structures that collect fat deposits more easily. Others experience a weakening of tissue structures as they age. And some women produce high levels of estrogen (especially during pregnancy) that tend to break apart collagen tissue fibers allowing for fat to deposit in the form of cellulite.
The good news is that there are plenty of other factors that
cause cellulite which you CAN control.
Your body fat level is probably the most important one; the less fat you
have on your body the less fat there is to push through those connective
tissues. So even if you are genetically
predisposed to cellulite lowering your body fat will keep it to a minimum.
Two other factors to consider are poor circulation and bad food choices, which tend to go hand in hand. Poor circulation damages tissue which results in blocked air and trapped toxins from highly processed foods that contain toxic ingredients. The more you exercise and the less processed your diet the less chance you have of toxins contributing to cellulite. One last thing to consider is sun exposure that ages your skin and contributes to the breakdown of collagen tissue. Too much time spent sunning = more tissue damage and more cellulite.
While there are numerous treatments for cellulite on the
market including herbal treatments, creams, gels, exfoliants, endermology, body
wraps, hormone or enzyme injections, and even electrical muscle stimulation, the
rate of success is low and there are no studies or research that prove any of
this stuff really works. Many of these
treatments can also be very pricey. The
best cellulite solutions are cellulite removal exercises, healthy foods which are more affordable and work long term.
Reduce Body Fat Levels to Reduce or Eliminate Cellulite - Fat burning exercises that build or maintain lean muscle work to eliminate cellulite by burning off your fat stores. Having lean muscle also increases circulation and elasticity, which tightens your muscles and skin tissue from within.
So what type of exercises burn bodyfat and build or maintain lean muscle without bulking up your thighs? The best cellulite removal exercises are complex lower body and total body exercises that flood your body full of fat burning hormones for up to 48 hours. Get started with the video here and be sure to do a variety of fat burning lower body exercises each week like the ones in Love Your Booty: Best Butt Workout plan.
Boost Circulation with Restorative Exercises to Boost Cellulite Elimination - As you read above, poor circulation is one of the main contributors of stubborn cellulite and not surprisingly many of those over priced cellulite treatments on the market do attempt to boost circulation.
BUT why spend the money on treatments that have not been found to work when you can boost circulation naturally with restorative exercises that also boost healthy. Flow yoga or dynamic stretching and foam roller or rolling ball massage are just a few of the simple ways you can increase circulation to tissue that is damaged and hanging on to toxins.
Not only are these solutions cheap and effective, they also improve your health and fitness level. It's kind of pointless to spend your money on cellulite products that are not guaranteed to work if you haven't tried ALL the best cellulite removal exercises first. A lot can be accomplished with exercise, healthy eating and healthy supplements. It's just a matter of doing it daily for life not just for a few weeks.
Eating a clean healthy real food diet
is one of the best way to reduce body fat and works in various ways. When you banish highly processed unsatisfying
foods from your diet (including fake diet foods) you cleanse your body of foods
that are loaded with sugar, trans fatty acids, and other toxins that get deposited
in your fat cells. In addition you make
room for clean healthy unprocessed food that boosts your metabolism and boost
your body's ability to burn fat.
For example, when you stop eating low fat "diet foods" and instead eat healthy fats in moderation such as avocados, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds and flaxseed oil, your insulin levels become balanced and more glucagon is released. “Glucagon is a key hormone that enables your body to burn it’s stores of body fat explains fitness expert Jorge Cruise. The fats that you should avoid include those found in margarine, fried foods, refined vegetable oils, full fat animal products, and processed packaged foods that contain the words partially hydrogenated on the ingredients list. When shopping for groceries try to remember that just because a diet food is made to look healthy doesn't mean it's good for your body.
Another great example of how eliminating highly processed foods and fake diet foods boosts fat burning and eliminates cellulite is when you eat more fruits and veggies you naturally eat more fiber. This is key to fat burning because as fiber is digested, it is fermented in the gut and converted into short-chain fatty acids, which can be burned for fuel. The burning of fatty acids from fiber sends a signal to your fat cells telling them to release fat, which your body uses for fuel” explains Dr. Connelly author of Body RX.
The recommended amount of fiber is 25-30 grams per day but most Americans only get around 5 grams a day (some less). A great way to get more fiber so you boost fat burning and banish cellulite fiber is to supplement with green superfoods powder.
One of the biggest excuses that women make about not eating healthy is that it's too expensive but if you compare that to the price of cellulite treatments or other procedures and beauty treatments to make yourself feel better, a healthy diet does not even come close to how expensive and embarrassing cellulite treatments are. Doesn't it just make more sense to eat smarter anyway. Not only will you eliminate cellulite you will boost health and prevent all kinds of disease plus boost results from all those cellulite removal exercises too.