There are quick and easy ways to get in shape in a small amount of time and get one\'s body ready for the approaching summer season.
Nutrition experts say that a very effective way to lose weight and trim cellulite quickly can be used to streamline one’s diet.
Some of the most important guidelines call for cutting out alcohol and soda completely, along with chemical sweeteners, even those found in gum, because they can lead to gas and cramping.
White flour should also be avoided, along with overly salty foods, red meat, saturated fat, and processed foods.
If coffee is an absolutely necessity, it is wise to limit servings to one cup per day.
Refined carbohydrates like white bread, white rice, and sugar can be replaced with whole-wheat grain products.
However, carbohydrates should never be cut out completely, because energy is needed to maintain a high level of energy and to avoid burning muscle for energy.
Green tea is good to drink, and some nutritionists recommend adding dandelion greens to salads. Both are natural diuretics. Food such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower can lead to bloating.
Better vegetables to focus on eating are asparagus, cucumbers and celery.
It is also helpful to eat smaller portions than one would generally eat.
In order to firm up the body, the intensity of exercise needs to be increased, not the amount of time spent in the gym.
It is also important to vary the types of exercises and the muscle groups that they focus on. In addition to cardiovascular training like jogging and cycling for burning fat, strength training should also be incorporated because it boosts the metabolism.
Cellulite is a major problem for women and affects 80 percent of the female population, regardless of what kind of shape their bodies are in.
It is caused by fat cells clumping together and pushing towards the surface of the skin.
There are high-end treatments that work for treating and removing cellulite, such as body lasers that tighten the skin and push back the fat. Three to five 30-minute treatments, that are painless, would cost about $750. The treatments should be spaced one or two weeks apart from each other, though the results are temporary, lasting for about six months.
There are also other treatments available that target water retention and help to temporarily tighten the skin. One example is a low electric current treatment, which stimulates circulation and reduces the fat cells that are appearing at the surface of the sin. Such treatments cost about $170 and the results last about one week.
Though there is no real remedy that will get rid of cellulite for good, a combination of a steady, healthy diet and regular exercise will help reduce cellulite build-up. There are also creams and ointments available for the skin that can temporarily help with removing cellulite.