There are many products, as well as beauty salons and practitioners, who offer a quick solution for getting rid of cellulite. The sad truth is that there are no quick solutions when it comes to this frustrating and embarrassing problem. Cellulite can be eliminated but it takes time and persistence. The best way to achieve that goal is to apply certain dietary changes and to engage in regular workout with the accent on exercise that tackles the cellulite-stricken areas.
Diet as a remedy for cellulite
Cellulite is very closely associated with diet. It consists of fat deposits just beneath the skin, which create the characteristic “orange peel” appearance. It is also in close relation with the exposure of the body to toxins and its ability (or inability) to eliminate all of the waste that accumulates inside. Therefore, it is only logical that certain dietary changes contribute to the elimination of cellulite.
In order to beat cellulite, it is important to abandon all the unhealthy food habits and to start eating healthy. Everyone knows that junk food is bad both for the overall health and for the appearance. Junk food includes fatty, deep-fried foods, foods high in cholesterol, salty, sugary foods, processed or ready-made foods and such. All these foods increase the level of waste products in the body, disturb the metabolism and fluid elimination and directly affect the skin, along with other organs of the body.
Instead of junk food, a person trying to eliminate cellulite should concentrate on fresh, home-made foods, such as fruit and vegetables, wholegrain cereals, pastas and bread, lean meat, fatty fish, plenty of fruit juices, plain water and herbal or green tea.
Exercise as a remedy for cellulite
Regular exercise is crucial in the battle against cellulite. It boosts the metabolism and fat-burning processes, improves blood circulation and mechanisms for eliminating waste products and toxins.
The best way to use exercise against cellulite is to combine cardio with weight training or resistance training. Some of the good cardio exercises include jogging, speed-walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, dancing, and also sports like basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, football and such.
Spot exercises, which target specific areas of the body, are also highly recommended. Side leg lifts, squats, crunches and buttock tucks are among the best ones for cellulite on the lower body, for example on thighs, legs and buttocks.
Cellulite cannot be beat without persistence, dedication and patience. The good thing about diet-exercise combination regime against cellulite is that it also benefits the entire body and improves the overall health.